LAWS 3053 Moot Court

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 200773

Coordinator Tim Fuller Opens in new window

Description This subject aims to train students in mooting conducted before an appellate court or tribunal. Students will be provided with a grounding in issues including jurisdiction, admissibility, and remedies. The subject will focus on one or more areas of domestic substantive law and will include a research component. The subject will also have a practical component aimed at enhancing the advocacy skills of participants and applying the theory to the practical aspects of the conduct of appellate advocacy. Students will be involved in the preparation and presentation of a hypothetical case before an appellate court or tribunal and will be given the opportunity to develop their advocacy skills, including the preparation of written submissions and delivery of oral submissions, in a non-competitive context. Undertaking this subject would be useful for students seeking to participate in one or more law mooting competitions, representing Western Sydney University such as the Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot, Sir John Peden Contracts Moot, Shine Lawyers Torts Moot, AAT Moot, and the Law Council of Australia Family Law Moot.

School Law

Discipline Law, Not Elsewhere Classified.

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) LAWS 2013 AND
LAWS 3082

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Engage in critical discussion of specific problems arising from the readings and present oral arguments persuasively
  2. Display a sophisticated level of research and analytical skills in relation to complex factual problems involving issues of substantive law.
  3. Produce draft written submissions which demonstrate clear, well structured, appropriately referenced, critical and original analysis and arguments.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of court etiquette, the rules of procedure and requirements regarding an oral presentation to the relevant court by engaging in a moot.
  5. Display a level of oral presentation skills appropriate to that required for national moot court competitions.

Subject Content

Oral presentation skills
Research skills
Written submission skills
Understanding the Rules of the relevant court or tribunal


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Reflection Written reflection (750-1000 words) S/U N Individual
Participation During the Semester S/U N Individual
Professional Task Moot team submission (as per rules of Mooting competition) S/U N Group
Viva Voce ral Moot submission (as per rules of Mooting competition) S/U N Group

Teaching Periods

Summer (2023)



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