A Guide to Mooting in Ireland



A Guide to Mooting in Ireland
Edana Richardson

ISBN13: 9781911611189
Published: January 2019
Publisher: Clarus Press
Country of Publication: Ireland
Format: Paperback

A Guide to Mooting in Ireland provides a user-friendly handbook on mooting that is specifically tailored for those involved in mooting in Ireland. Mooting can help to build important skills in research, drafting and the construction of persuasive arguments that are relevant both to academic study and professional life, within and outside of law.

This book uses worked examples and practical tips to help to build those skills by examining in detail each stage of a moot. It addresses techniques for understanding a mooting problem question, how to structure and enhance written and oral submissions and what to expect in a moot court scenario. It also discusses the organisation of mooting modules and competitions. In this way, the chapters of A Guide to Mooting in Ireland can be read sequentially or referred to individually where specific guidance is needed.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Mooting
Introduction to A Guide to Mooting in Ireland
What is mooting and how it differs from debating and mock trials
Benefits of mooting
Mooting competitions in Ireland
Outline steps of a moot
The mooting problem question

Chapter 2: Relevant Aspects of the Irish Legal System
Difference between public and private law
Sources of Irish law
Precedent and the hierarchy of courts in Ireland, England and Wales, Australia and the United States of America

Chapter 3: Legal Research for a Moot Stages of researching a mooting problem question
How to find authorities
Reading authorities — what to look for in a case and legislation in the context of a moot
How to choose your authorities

Chapter 4: Written Submissions What are written submissions?
Memorials and list of authorities
What to do following exchange of written submissions
Template — written submissions
Legal writing skills for a moot

Chapter 5: Oral Submissions
What are oral submissions?
Each party’s role and timing
Expressions to be used throughout oral submissions by all parties
Structure of, and expressions used in, your oral submissions — opening remarks, submissions on each ground of appeal, conclusion
Template — expressions to be used in oral submissions for each party
Making your oral submissions persuasive
How to deal with judicial comments and questions

Chapter 6: Helpful Mooting Skills and What to Expect on the Day of the Moot
Speaking techniques
How to present yourself at a moot
How to control your nerves
What to do if something goes wrong during a moot
The day of the moot
Step by step guide on how to attend an appeals case in the Irish superior courts

Chapter 7: Organising a Mooting Module or Competition
Difference in approach between a mooting module and a mooting competition
Things to consider when organising a mooting module or a mooting competition

Chapter 8: Sample Mooting Problem Questions
Irish law-specific mooting problem questions

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