The Essential Guide to Mooting

A Handbook for Law Students

Overview

As Canadian law schools continue to expand their mooting programs and increase the emphasis on moot participation, The Essential Guide to Mooting: A Handbook for Law Students will undoubtedly be of great value to their students.

Mooting is an important step in the development of one’s advocacy and communication skills. This thorough “how-to” guide provides students with a road-map to crafting a successful career as a mooter and future advocate in many different arenas. Using this book as a guide, students will be better prepared to step into their “courtrooms” and present credible and persuasive arguments in a manner corresponding to the finest of advocacy skills. The result will be that the calibre of mooting will only improve and continue to reflect the high quality of those behind the arguments: Canada’s law students.

Reviews

"After reading this book and using it as a guide, students will be better prepared to step into their “courtrooms” and present credible and persuasive arguments in a manner corresponding to the finest of advocacy skills. The result, I believe, will be that the calibre of mooting will only improve and continue to reflect the high quality of those behind the arguments: Canada’s law students."

The Honourable Allan Lutfy, Chief Justice of the Federal Court (Canada)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface: Why a Book on Mooting?
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Setting the Scene: Modern Mooting
Chapter 2: Preparation
Chapter 3: Opening Remarks
Chapter 4: Delivering Submissions
Chapter 5: Terminology and Phrases
Chapter 6: Dealing with Questions
Chapter 7: Other Matters
Chapter 8: Conclusion
Appendix A: Moot Problem from the 2009–2010 Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot
Appendix B: Sample Fact Sheet for Student Mooters
Appendix C: The Official Rules for the 2009–2010 Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot
Appendix D: Tips for Drafting a Motion
Appendix E: Additional Readings
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