Sunday, December 10

How to win a moot – Part 1: Written Submissions

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What is mooting?

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Mooting is a competition whereby two teams will argue over a “moot point” in a courtroom setting. Participants will be presented with a fictitious (although often based on real events) legal scenario and will be assigned to one side of the argument, usually either the appellant or the respondent. Teams are usually composed of two: one lead counsel and one junior counsel. Both teams shall create written submissions in the form of a skeleton argument and bundle, and then the teams shall meet in a courtroom scenario to make their oral submissions based on the research in their written submissions. The topic of mooting will be broken down into two sections: this one that will contain the introduction and details about the written submissions, and another article that will contain the details regarding the oral submissions.

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