INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW (IHL) MOOTING - SEMESTER TWO 2021
WHAT IS THE IHL MOOT?
The purpose of the IHL Mooting competition is to assess the competitor's legal research and formulation of legal argument on International Law. Mooting provides students with an opportunity to develop their oral and analytical skills in the formal environment of a courtroom. The IHL Moot is unique as the Red Cross Organisation assist the NDLSS in running the competition
HOW DOES IT WORK?
A moot is a simulated judicial proceeding based on a hypothetical scenario. This is usually an appeal against an earlier decision. Two teams each consisting of two students debate issues of law, with one team representing the appellants and the other the respondents.
The objective of the moot is to present the most persuasive argument in your favour based on the hypothetical scenario. Students are also encouraged to prepare for any potential rebuttals offered by the opposing team. Competitors must ensure they have a thorough understanding of the facts and the case law surrounding that point of law.
The IHL Moot is unique as it has one questions across all three rounds, and enables students to argue an issue from all perspectives.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
This competition aims to help students improve their advocacy skills, formulation of persuasive legal argument, drafting of legal documents and court etiquette. It also allows students the unique opportunity to learn about International Law and how it operates.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Any student enrolled in a Law Degree at the University of Notre Dame Australia.
Dates will be released towards the end of semester 1.