Mooting & Advocacy

Mooting is a simulated courtroom experience which all students will experience as a core part of their programme.  This module has been described as ‘transformative’ by some of our graduates.

Using a hypothetical set of case facts, students learn how to identify legal issues, construct a legal argument, draft legal submissions, and effectively deliver oral arguments.

The module is delivered through a taught component made up of lectures and an active component where students will participate in practical seminars and a mock trial.  Students will be required to work with fellow students in small groups to research and prepare arguments for presentation, and to develop written legal submissions and oral arguments.

The final moot court competitions take place in the Galway Courthouse and are presided over by a sitting a member of the Irish judiciary.

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