Roman Law Trial. Athina Dimopoulou , PhD Assistant Professor (History of Law) Office: 45, Akadimias str. (3 rd floor) Mondays, 14:30-15:30 E-mail: [email protected] http:users.uoa.gr~adimopoul /. Credits & Workflow. 3 Credit points Weekly meetings:
A moot court is an extracurricular activity at many law schools in wahich participants take part in simulated court proceedings, usually to include drafting briefs (or memorials) and participating in oral argument. The term derives from Anglo Saxon times, when a moot (gmot or emot) was a gathering of prominent men in a locality to discuss matters of local importance.
Moot court does not involve actual testimony by witnesses or the presentation of evidence, but is focused solely on the application of the law to a common set of evidentiary assumptions to which the competitors must be introduced.
In a moot two teams of counsel attempt to persuade a judge of the strength of their case by reference to legal authority.
In a student moot the teams consist of two pairs of students representing appellant and respondent debating in a moot problem.
A moot problem is a predrafted factual situation in which a point or points of law are in dispute. The task of each team is to support the side of the argument with which it has been presented.
“…gaining mooting experience can have a positive impact on your future career.”
“Mooting may also help you to build confidence in public speaking, general research, and presentation skills.”
The events of the case take place in the Roman Empire, in the 6th century A.D., under Emperor Justinian.
Civil Law Case.
Each party files two legal remedies.
Students work in teams of four (4), one set of 2 for the Appellant, one set of 2 for the Defendant
Very good knowledge of English
Public speaking skills
Research & study of sources
Drafting of written arguments
Drafting of sources’ handout
Oral pleadings: final exam