Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students are provided the opportunity to enhance their research, writing and advocacy skills through participation in the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. The competition is a prestigious international moot involving Law students from various parts of the world. To advance to the international stage of the competition students must prepare written legal arguments and participate in the oral advocacy mooting competition against other Australian Law schools.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLola Akin Ojelabi

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Preference may be given to students who have undertaken LAW3PIL-Public International Law and/or participated in at least one competitive mooting competition.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Compile coherent and correct legal arguments for a competitive international law mooting competition.

ttendance at interactive lectures on public international law principles and advocacy techniques. Team members will work with a Faculty Advisor and a Coach who may only provide limited assistance as follows: 1. general advice on the basic principles of international law; 2. general advice on research sources and methods; 3. general advice on memorial writng techniques; 4. general advice on advocacy techniques; 5. general advice on organisation and structure of arguments in written and oral pleadings; 4. general commentary on the quality of team's legal and factual arguments; 5. advice on interpretation and enforcement of the competition rules; 6. advice as to oral advocacy strategy.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)

02. Gain knowledge of general principles of international law and litigation before the International court of Justice.

Attendance at interactive lectures on public international law and completion of online activities on public international law principles.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)

03. Present oral arguments persuasively.

Attendance at interactive lectures on advocacy techniques.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Week 36-40, Day


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLola Akin Ojelabi

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 36 - 40
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
"3 hour interactive lectures x 12"


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Participation in Jessup Moot Competition40 01, 02, 03
Public International Law Online Quiz20 01, 02, 03
Written Memorials40 01, 02