CONSTITUTIONAL LAW MOOT

LAW5CMT

2017

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 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 LAW5CSL

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Research constitutional law problems.

Activities:
Seminar on legal research.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

02. Work independently in an advocacy situation, but also show appropriate skills in team work.

Activities:
Participation in the competition; specifically, the requirement that students develop and submit arguments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

03. Write clear, accurate and persuasive submissions.

Activities:
Seminar on submission writing.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

04. Present oral arguments in an advocacy situation persuasively.

Activities:
Practice moots and competition moots.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPatrick Keyzer

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 8.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Presentation of oral argument at Sir Harry Gibbs constitutional law mooting competition50 01, 02, 04
Written submissions50 01, 02, 03