Kirby Contract Law Moot 2015
The law degree at Victoria University is unlike
a law degree at other universities. Students are presented with a large range of opportunities with respect to the programs at the courts and even through mooting.
Mooting is an opportunity to present all of the skills that you utilise as a lawyer. And
after all, students are there in the vast majority of cases to acquire those skills.
So it’s about picking up the facts that you’re given, the law that applies and then
creating a case theory and a case for your clients that represents best its interests.
That’s the beauty of the mooting process. It gives you an opportunity as a student to
do that, to practice that, to see how others do it. To focus upon examples taken from real life and then to work out how you would present
the argument in a court, I think that’s a wonderful opportunity for them.
To have exposure to senior judges, senior barristers, even those who start in mooting
with relatively little to no public speaking experience go through this very steep learning
curve of advocacy through the mooting program. I credit in large part my ability to obtain
employment in my graduate year which begins next year, to mooting. It’s certainly something
that employers value.