|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework Level 5|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject involves five students competing as a team in the prestigious Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, which has been running for around half a decade. Each team represents both the applicant and the respondent by preparing written memorials and presenting oral pleadings in a simulated case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Participation involves intensive work from November to February and additional work before and after that period. The problem is generally released in September and memorials are due in January. The national oral round is typically held in Canberra in February and the international finals are held in Washington DC in April. For more information on the competition see www.ilsa.org/jessuphome
Intended learning outcomes
This subject offers an exceptional opportunity to work closely with a small group of committed students and staff members, develop your research and oral and written communication skills, improve your understanding of various substantive areas of public international law, and meet a wide range of inspiring people within and outside Melbourne Law School who are working in international law or as professional advocates. Successful participation will provide a sophisticated understanding of dispute settlement in the ICJ and the key substantive issues raised by the problem.
On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
- Attitudes towards knowledge that include valuing truth, openness to new ideas and ethics associated with knowledge creation and usage;
- The capacity for close reading and analysis of a range of sources;
- The capacity for critical and independent thought and reflection;
- The capacity to solve problems, including through the collection and evaluation of information;
- The capacity to communicate, both orally and in writing;
- The capacity to plan and manage time;
- Intercultural sensitivity and understanding.
Eligibility and requirements
Only approved applicants can enrol into this subject.
Successful completion of all the below subjects:
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|LAWS50023||Legal Method and Reasoning||
|LAWS50024||Principles of Public Law||
Recommended background knowledge
Experience in mooting, debating or public speaking and knowledge of international law.
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Two written memorials prepared cooperatively by students working together as members of a team (70%);
- Mooting presentations as a team in practice rounds, and Exhibition Moot in Melbourne, and competitive rounds in Canberra and Washington DC (30%).
The due date of the above assessment will be available to students via the Assessment Schedule on the LMS Community
Quotas apply to this subject
Dates & times
Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours Not applicable Total time commitment 144 hours Teaching period 6 August 2018 to 13 February 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 October 2017 Census date 21 September 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 14 December 2018 Assessment period ends 25 February 2019
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Time commitment details
Additional delivery details
Moot presentations and competition.
This subject has a quota of 5 students. Applicants are selected through a competitive application process. Please refer to the JD LMS Community for more details.
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
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This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Juris Doctor
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
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