Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
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Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law; Torts; Dispute Resolution; or in each case their equivalents.
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Prior debating or mooting experience is an advantage.
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For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills, and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Melbourne Law School Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 8344 4475
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 century. Each team represents both the applicant and 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/jessup/
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 a substantive area 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.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
This subject has a quota of 5. Please contact the Law Student Centre for enrolment information.
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