INTERNATIONAL LEGAL PROCESS
2008/2009, Semester 1
Modular Credits: LL4033 ( -- ) / LL5033 ( -- ) / LLD5033 ( -- )
Aims & Objectives
This course takes a problem-oriented approach to public international law. Its primary objective is to teach students how to construct persuasive arguments based on legal precedent, general principles, policy and facts. The focus will be a moot problem from an international moot. Through this fact pattern, the module will also provide students with an understanding of the basic principles of public international law and a framework for analysing international legal disputes. This will be used to illustrate the basic principles of public international law applicable in an international dispute.
Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent. Preclusions: (a) Open only to students who have obtained prior approval of the convenor. (b) Not open to exchange students.
Detailed instructions to be distributed in class.
Because of the nature of the course and the teaching methods that will be employed, there will be no final examination paper. Grades will be determined by the following modes of assessment: 1. Moot Memorial 40% 2. Oral Argument 40% 3. Class Performance 20%
The 40% Memorial must comply generally with the requirements of the Jessup Competition, and must include a cover page, index of authorities, etc.
The 20% class performance grade will be the course teacher’s evaluation of the overall performance in the course excluding the marked exercises. The evaluation will include (a) the quality and quantity of contributions to class discussions and presentations, (b) performance in in-class writing assignments; (c) the assessment by peers, of contributions to group exercises; and (d) feedback from Mooting Alumni on performance during Mini-moots.