The Art of Argument : A Guide to Mooting
The Art of Argument guides readers through the process of developing, defending and presenting a compelling argument. Primarily aimed at students who are about to undertake or participate in an international mooting competition, The Art of Argument explains in a step-by-step process what to do when you first get the moot problem, how to begin researching the subject matter, the emotional highs and lows, why practice makes perfect, how to handle yourself at the competition, and most importantly to have fun. Through the process of mooting you learn how to construct analytical arguments, to present your point logically and soundly and to consider and address the queries and concerns of your opponent and the Moot Master. For a law student there is no greater skill than constructing a logical and compelling argument.
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- Paperback | 168 pages
- 152 x 229 x 10mm | 260g
- 31 Mar 2007
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- Worked examples or Exercises
Table of contents
Preface; Part I. Making the Most of a Moot: 1. Introduction; 2. You've made the team - what next?; 3. Being part of a team; 4. Building an argument; 5. Written documents; 6. Oral submission; 7. Practice moots; 8. The competition itself!; 9. After it's all over; Part II: References and Resources; Part III: International Moots; Index.
About Christopher Kee
Christopher Kee is Director of the Graduate School for the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Aberdeen and is a senior lecturer within the law school. Prior to joining Aberdeen in the middle of 2011, he was a co-author and senior researcher on the Global Sales Law Project at the University of Basel, Switzerland. He holds an appointment as an Honorary Fellow of the Deakin Law School, Australia, and was an Adjunct Professor at the City University of Hong Kong. He is a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Courts of Victoria and New South Wales and specialises in international arbitration and international commercial law; his doctoral thesis involved a comparative analysis of validity in contract. Christopher has published widely, particularly in the field of arbitration. As a representative of APRAG (the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group) Christopher participated in the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules revision process from 2007 until their completion in 2010. He currently serves on the ACICA (Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration) Rules drafting committee, and is a past co-chair of AFIA (the Australasian Forum for International Arbitration). Christopher was recently appointed Co-Director of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.