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Legal skills - Mooting

Resources to assist with preparing for moots.

What is Mooting? 

 

Mooting is a simulated court proceeding where student teams are presented with a legal problem that they are required to argue before a ‘judge’ or panel of ‘judges’.

 

Mooting is about developing your capacity to argue persuasively, convincing listeners to accept your particular position or point of view.  It is not just your ability to argue, you also need to demonstrate a good understanding of the relevant law and how it should be applied. 

At the University of Tasmania all law students are required to participate in a moot. As a law student you also have the opportunity to compete in moots nationally and internationally. Moot competitions are a great way to connect with the legal profession and build your advocacy skills.

This Guide is designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of mooting and provide links to useful resources to help you prepare for your moot. 

Below are two videos created by the Bond Law School to introduce you to the fundamentals of mooting. Mooting resources are available in the next tab. 

(Created by Bond University, Published on YouTube 2012)

What is the structure of a moot? 

(Created by Bond University, Published on YouTube 2012)