Course Title: External Legal Competition

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: External Legal Competition

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

This course requires permission to enrol. Carefully read the instructions below.

Students wanting to enrol into External Legal Competition must have approval by the course coordinator. An appointment can be scheduled with the current course coordinator.



Course Coordinator: Dr Jonathan Kolieb

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1553

Course Coordinator Email: jonathan.kolieb@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 13

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed Knowledge:

040015 Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods


Course Description

External Legal Competition provides the opportunity for students to compete in national and international legal competitions or moots. In this course you will work in teams on a specific hypothetical problem in an approved external competition. Your participation in the competition will be assessed on your preparation work. You will research the issues involved in the hypothetical competition, draft written submissions/ documents and deliver oral arguments/presentations in a rehearsal prior to the competition. You will demonstrate teamwork skills in preparation for the external competition.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

CLO1: Critically analyse and research a complex hypothetical problem to identify relevant legal issues.

CLO2: Conduct independent research to identify and utilise materials relevant to the hypothetical problem and develop submissions or preparation documents.

CLO3. Demonstrate sophisticated presentation skills through rehearsal for an external competition.

CLO4: Demonstrate effective collaboration skills by working in a team.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will engage in a series of workshops developing research, presentation and teamwork skills.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Task1: 20%

Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 4

Assessment Task 2: 40%

Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 4

Assessment Task 3: 40%

Linked CLOs: 1, 3, 4