Moot Court

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UQ Moot Court Bench
Mooting Manual

Contents
Page Introduction.......................................................................................... 2 Approaching a Moot Problem .............................................................. 2 Researching the Problem .................................................................... 3 Written Submissions............................................................................ 4 The Oral Element of the Moot.............................................................. 5 Presentation of the Moot ..................................................................... 6 Structuring the Case ............................................................................ 7 Principles of
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As there may only be a short amount of time to prepare for each moot, it may be easier if the decision to split the material is made sooner rather than later, so that there is more time to focus on the particular section that you–ll be dealing with. If you already know what the broad areas of law are, then you might like to determine from the beginning who will be dealing with each area. Alternatively, if you–re unsure of what exactly the legal issues are, you might prefer to do some general reading first.

Researching the Problem
Having garnered a basic understanding of the topic, your next task will be to do some preliminary research to hone your knowledge of the relevant law. This can be a difficult process, particularly where it is not clear exactly what the legal issues are, but persistence and analysis are all that are needed to overcome this first hurdle. 1. General reading Where the legal issues are not immediately obvious, you may have to do some further general reading in the particular area of law. Try textbooks or one of the numerous electronic databases offered by the university library (such as Halsbury–s Laws of Australia or Butterworths On-line). Both these services offer a commentary on the area of law, and refer to the most important cases. Even if you–ve already determined the applicable legal issues, such general sources will be very valuable in giving you a broad

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