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Art of Argument A Guide to Mooting

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ISBN-10: 0521685133

ISBN-13: 9780521685139

Edition: 2006

Authors: Christopher Kee

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A useful supplement to a law degree, mooting is useful for developing legal skills of analysis and interpretation. In a moot, two pairs of 'advocates' argue a fictitious legal appeal in front of a judge. This text is a guide to mooting.
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Book details

List price: $46.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/22/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Making the most of a moot
What is mooting?
Why join a moot team?
Job opportunities
Team work
Intensive training
International travel
New perspectives
How to use this book
You've made the team - what next?
Before you begin
Timing and commitment
What about money?
The moot problem
Read the problem
Read the rules of the competition
Asking for help
Setting deadlines
Being part of a team
The keys to a successful team
Identify strengths and weaknesses in the team
Dealing with a crisis of confidence
Maintaining trust
Do you need to be friends?
Building an argument
The basic steps
Read the facts and decide instinctively who should win
Identify who you are representing
Compile a list of arguments
Imagine you represent the other side
Repeat steps 3 and 4 at least five times
Written documents
Memoranda and memorials
The tips and tricks of writing
Knowing your purpose and your audience
Setting up your document
Writing style
Presenting information to the team scribes
Structuring your document
Basic rules of writing
The second document
Preparing a genuine response
The outline of submissions
The casebook
Oral submissions
How to structure an oral submission
Making a start
Dealing with the expectations of moot masters
Creating a persuasive case
Handling questions
Responding to a submission
Presenting an oral submission
Physical appearance
Opening formalities
Using case materials
Voice and delivery
Body language
Speaking from notes
Building rapport with the moot master
Know how the moot is to be run
Dealing with mistakes
Continue the team work
Practice moots
When to start doing practice moots
Who can be a practice moot master?
Variety is key
Using experienced moot masters
Making the most of practice moots
Record the moot
Inter-varsity practice moots
The competition itself
Getting there
During the competition
What to do when you are not mooting
After it's all over
Make the most of your opportunities
Help subsequent teams
References and resources
Competition specific/mooting skills
Legal writing and research
International commercial arbitration
International Court of Justice
International commercial law
Intellectual property
International law (general)
Humanitarian law/armed intervention
Environmental law
Maritime law
International moots
Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (East)
Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
Annual International Inter-university Intellectual Property Moot at Oxford
International Maritime Moot
The Telders International Law Moot Court Competition
Jean Pictet Competition
Elsa Moot Court Competition EMC2
Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition