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LS501V: APPLIED ADVOCACY SKILLS (2017-2018)

Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 16:53


Course Overview

 

This course aims to help students hone their analytical and advocacy skills and have those skills tested to the extent possible at a select international moot (such as the Willem Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot). This course will culminate with students making written submissions to a select international Moot, and if qualified to do so, participating at the oral competition phase of the select Moot. The analytical and advocacy skills developed in this course are generic and transferrable. Through their work on this course, students will be able to bench mark their achievements in developing these skills.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Full Year Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Catherine Ng

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Law (LS)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • Master of Laws in International Law and Strategic Studies (Studied)
  • Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (Studied)
  • Master of Laws in International Law and International Relations (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

 

Prestigious international mooting competitions such as the Willem Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot require students to research on a legal issue or problem and then present it by written submission and by oral presentation against an opposing team and in front of a judge or a judging panel. This course aims to help students hone their analytical and advocacy skills and have those skills tested to the extent possible at a select international moot. This course will culminate with students making written submissions to the select international Moot and if qualified to do so, participating at the select Moot. These analytical and advocacy skills are generic and transferrable. Through their work on this course, students will be able to bench mark their achievements in developing these skills.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

None.

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

 

20% (group) written submission; 20% (group) substantive oral presentation; 60% divided among all assessment panels held in year.

 

Resit: no resit available.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

 

Feedback from internal examiners for written submissions will be provided within 3 weeks after final submission to the select Moot. Feedback from internal and course- appointed examiners for oral presentations will be provided within the same day after the presentation.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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