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Jessup Moot (LAWS50042)

Graduate coursework level 5Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework Level 5
Subject codeLAWS50042
Campus
Parkville
Availability(Quotas apply)
August
FeesSubject 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.

Generic skills

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

Prerequisites

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
Summer Term
12.5
LAWS50024 Principles of Public Law
Semester 1
12.5
LAWS50026 Obligations
Semester 1
12.5
LAWS50027 Dispute Resolution
Semester 1
12.5

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

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

Assessment

Additional details

  • 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

  • August
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursNot applicable
    Total time commitment144 hours
    Teaching period 6 August 2018 to 13 February 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 October 2017
    Census date21 September 2018
    Last date to withdraw without fail14 December 2018
    Assessment period ends25 February 2019

    August contact information

    Email: law-aso@unimelb.edu.au
    Phone: +61 3 8344 4475
    Website: law.unimelb.edu.au

Time commitment details

144 hours

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.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • 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

    If required, please contact law-admissions@unimelb.edu.au for subject coordinator approval.

Last updated: 23 January 2019