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Tim KayeLecturer in Law, University of Birmingham, Lynne Townley

ISBN13: 9781854315168
ISBN: 1854315161
Published: June 1996
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £35.99

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Mooting in its earliest form dates from about 1845 when moots were organized by the Inns of Court. Today, the popularity of mooting among students has spread to such an extent that mooting competitions are run in virtually every university law faculty in the country.

At the same time, both practitioners and academics have come to see mooting as an important way of encouraging both good legal research practices and better oral presentation of arguments, to the extent that many faculties have now integrated mooting into the formal curriculum.

This book includes only a large number of moots (drawn from a variety of subject areas) for use in competition, and also provides full guidance on how to stage a moot, including suggestions for research strategies and methods of oral presentation to the moot court. A worked example is provided, complete with the texts of speeches made by first year students at Birmingham University and annotations by the editors. A section on how to judge a moot is also included.

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Part 1 What is mooting and why is it important?: what is mooting?
why is mooting important?
the advantages of mooting.
Part 2 How to organize a mooting competition: who is responsible?
getting the competition off the ground
organizing the competition
which rules should be adopted?
who moots when?
which moot problems
what information should be provided for the mooters?
which judge?
a few days before the competition
on the day of the moot
during the moot
after the moot
a quick check-list for the moot organizer
before each moot
send the following to all the mooters
other arrangements
after the moot.
Part 3 How to prepare for a moot: where to start?
which books should be consulted first?
how to research a topic without initial references
what about LEXIS?
how to put information together.
Part 4 How to write a moot court speech: where to start
addressing the court
best practice when on your feet
dealing with judicial interventions
referring to law reports