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Practical Guide to Mooting

ISBN13: 9780230220683
Published: June 2009
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £20.99

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This is the essential student-friendly guide to mooting for all those coming to law for the first time and needing to build confidence in this important skill. It is written in clear and accessible language. The following are the main features:-

  • clear and concise, but taking into account the variety of mooting practice both as a method of assessment and as a competitive activity;
  • based on practical experience, thus providing an expert guide to the subject;
  • supported throughout with clear examples and helpful hints on acquiring an essential new skill;
  • and, bringing a truly vocation aspect of legal education to life, thus helping to enliven otherwise theoretical courses in the core areas of the LLB/GDL.
This is a clear and student-friendly guide to mooting, an essential skill for students on an LLB, LPC, BVC or GDL course, which will help to engender confidence in constructing legal arguments and presenting them effectively. It is written in manageable sections so the book can be read easily, or dipped into for specific expert advice.

Part I: Introductory Issues
An Introduction to Mooting
Knowledge of Key Aspects of the Legal System
Part II: The Assessment of Moots: What are the judges looking for?
Style and Presentation
Structure and Content of Legal Argument
Responding to your Opponent's Submissions
Dealing With the Judges in a Moot
Use of Authorities
Analysis of R v Owen Owens
Part III: Miscellaneous Issues
The Provision of Feedback and How to Deal with it
Written Moots/Skeleton Arguments
International Mooting Competitions
Further Reading