CONSTITUTIONAL LAW MOOT

LAW5CMT

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students are provided the opportunity to consolidate and enhance their legal research writing and advocacy skills through participation in the Sir Harry Gibbs constitutional law mooting competition. The competition is Australia's premiere constitutional law mooting competition. Students will be required to analyse a constitutional law problem, draft written submissions, based on their research into issues raised by the problem, and present oral arguments at the competition.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPatrick Keyzer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students admitted to this subject on application to Director of the JD program LAW5CSL

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Advanced skills in researching and critically analysing complex legal problems.

Activities:
Lecture/seminar activities, preparation of written submissions, presentation of oral arguments.

02. Advanced skills in legal writing (formal Court submissions)

Activities:
Lecture/seminar activities, preparation of written submissions.

03. Present complex legal issues in oral argument in a clear and compelling manner.

Activities:
Learning/seminar activities, presentation of arguments.

04. Demonstrate superior collaborative skills though intensive teamwork in preparation and presentation of the moot.

Activities:
Preparation of written submissions, presentation of oral arguments.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPatrick Keyzer

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Five 6.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"First 5 weeks in semester on Fridays"

Practical Week: 31 - 43
Three 4.0 days practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"TBA"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Presentation of oral argument at Sir Harry Gibbs mooting competition (3000 word equivalent)50 01, 03, 04
Written submissions (3000 word equivalent)50 01, 02, 04