JUNIOR MOOTING - SEMESTER TWO 2021
WHAT IS THE JUNIOR MOOT?
The Junior Mooting competition is designed to introduce students who have just began their law degrees to the world of academic competitions. The competition provides students with the opportunity to develop their advocacy skills, drafting of legal documents and formulation of legal arguments.
The hypothetical scenario is based on topics that are accessible to first and second year law students. Questions are limited to the topics of Criminal Law, Tort Law and Contract Law.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
A moot is a mock appeal. It is a simulated judicial proceeding based on a hypothetical scenario. Two teams each consisting of two students debate issues of law, with one team representing the appellants and the other the respondents. There are no questions of fact in dispute, the moot will be decided simply on legal argument.
The objective of the moot is to present the most persuasive legal argument based on the mock scenario. The competition assesses the student’s ability to formulate a persuasive legal argument, as well as their public speaking skills.
WHAT WILL YOUR LEARN?
This competition aims to provide new law students with an opportunity to develop critical skills in public speaking, drafting of legal documents, formulation of legal argument and professional conduct.
WHO CAN APPLY?
If you are not enrolled in, or have not completed the Advocacy Unit then you are eligible for the Junior Moot.
Sign up opens - 9 am 17 May 2021
Sign up closes - 3 pm 9 August 2021
The NDLSS will be hosting, in conjunction with the Notre Dame School of Law and King and Wood Mallesons, a mooting masterclass. This masterclass is designed to develop students' mooting skills, and provide the basics for students to compete in mooting competitions offered by the NDLSS.
Date: 31 July 2021