LLAW3187

General Course Information

1.1 Course details

Course code: LLAW3187
Course name: Mooting and Dispute Resolution
Programme offered under: LLB Programme
Semester: Full year
Designated research course: Not applicable
Specialization: Not applicable
Prerequisites: Legal Research and Writing II
Course offered to non-law students: No
Credit point value: 6 credits

1.2 Course description

Mooting and Dispute Resolution is a 6 credit compulsory course. The course takes place in both Semester 1 and Semester 2. Course credits are awarded at the completion of the course in Semester 2.

The course is designed to introduce you to the following:

1. Appellate Advocacy

  • You will participate in a moot.
  • You will be in teams of two, acting as Counsel for one of the parties in an appeal from a (fictional) trial decision. You will be required to prepare and submit to the court a skeleton argument of the legal arguments you intend to advance along with a list of authorities. You will also be required to argue the case before the court.
  • This course builds upon the writing and oral presentation skills you have developed in Legal Research and Writing II.

Dispute Resolution Methods (such as litigation, arbitration and mediation).

1.3 Course teachers

Name E-mail address Office Consultation
Course convenor Stephanie Wong swonghk@hku.hk CCT 601 By email

Learning Outcomes

2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course

CLO 1 Gain an understanding of key methods of dispute resolution.

CLO 2 Identify and define issues raised by a particular set of facts or a problem scenario.

CLO 3 Research a problem in support of your legal arguments and in your clients interest.

CLO 4 Draft a skeleton argument for submission to the court.

CLO 5 Further your legal arguments through oral presentation.

CLO 6 Demonstrate clarity and conciseness of thought and expression both in written and spoken forms.

CLO 7 Demonstrate logical and effective organisation and structure of ideas.

CLO 8 Demonstrate confidence and professionalism.

2.2 LLB Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Please refer to the following link: https://course.law.hku.hk/llb-plo/

2.3 Programme Learning Outcomes to be achieved in this course

PLO A PLO B PLO C PLO D PLO E PLO F
CLO 1
CLO 2
CLO 3
CLO 4
CLO 5
CLO 6
CLO 7
CLO 8

Assessment(s)

3.1 Assessment Summary

Assessment task Due date Weighting Feedback method* Course learning outcomes
Mandatory moot including a skeleton argument and an oral argument TBA 100% 1 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
*Feedback method (to be determined by course teacher)
1 A general course report to be disseminated through Moodle
2 Individual feedback to be disseminated by email / through Moodle
3 Individual review meeting upon appointment
4 Group review meeting
5 In-class verbal feedback

3.2 Assessment Detail

In order to pass the course, students must complete all of the following three elements:

(i) Attend one mooting coaching session;
(ii) Attend at least 80% of the lectures; and
(iii) Participate in one mandatory moot in the competition, including:

  • prepare and submit a skeleton argument at the mooting competition to a satisfactory level; and
  • prepare and present an oral argument to at the mooting competition to a satisfactory level.

Please note that for the mandatory moot, both your oral presentation and skeleton argument must be of satisfactory standard.

In order to select the semi-finalists and the finalists of the mooting competition, and to provide feedback to students on their performance, the moot (written and oral presentations) will be graded. However, the grades will have no impact on the students GPA.

3.3 Grading Criteria

Students will be assessed on a pass/fail basis.

Learning Activities

4.1 Learning Activity Plan

Lecture: 4 hours for 12 teaching weeks
Coaching sessions: 2 hours for 12 teaching weeks
Private study time: 6.5 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks

Remarks: the normative student study load per credit unit is 25 5 hours (ie. 150 30 hours for a 6-credit course), which includes all learning activities and experiences within and outside of classroom, and any assessment task and examinations and associated preparations.

4.2 Details of Learning Activities

To be advised by course convenor(s).

Learning Resources

5.1 Resources

Reading materials: Reading materials are posted on Moodle
Core reading list: TBA
Recommended reading list: TBA

5.2 Links

Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/learning-resources/