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LAW3466 Advocacy

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 30 September 2023


Pre-requisite: LAW1111 and (LAW1123 or LAW1116)


Mooting involves preparing for and then appearing in a simulated court on behalf of a hypothetical client. It is an authentic form of learning that develops many of the core skills required by professional advocates and lawyers of all types, including: advocacy, verbal and written communication, team work, collaboration and legal research. Advocacy gives students the opportunity to receive instruction in these core skills to then apply and develop the skills in competitive and non-competitive moots. The course will also develop and strengthen the mooting culture at the School of Law and Justice and students will have the opportunity to further develop their skills by nominating for various local, state and national mooting competitions.

Students will study, practise and be assessed in the various skills involved in advocacy and mooting. They will receive instructions from simulated clients as instructing solicitors. They will prepare written briefs for counsel. They will prepare written and oral submissions alone and in teams. They will appear in moots as barristers, instructing solicitors, judges and judges' associates. They will receive written and verbal feedback from the instructor and also from other students and team members. They will visit local courts and observe professional advocates in action.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Interim Trimester 1, 2023 On-campus Ipswich
Interim Trimester 1, 2023 Online
Date printed 30 September 2023