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Reality Bytes: Using Technology in Mooting

Yule, Jennifer M., McNamara, Judith, & Thomas, Mark N. (2012) Reality Bytes: Using Technology in Mooting. QUT Law and Justice Journal, 12(1), pp. 89-104.

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Abstract

This article considers how law schools can facilitate the development of technology skills by using technology to enhance access to mooting in settings that replicate legal practice. The authors conducted research into the use of technology by Australian law schools for mooting and evaluated an internal mooting competition using Elluminate, an online communication platform available to students through Blackboard. The analysis of the results of the survey and the Elluminate competition will demonstrate that technology can be used in mooting to provide an authentic learning experience. The paper concludes that while it is essential to teach technology skills as part of legal education, it is important that the benefits of using technology are made clear in order for it to be accepted and embraced by the students. Technology must also be available to all students considering the widening participation in higher education and consequent increasing diversity of law students.

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ID Code: 50111
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: HERN, Technology, Legal, Education, Skills, Mooting
ISSN: 1445-6249
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 08 May 2012 09:02
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2014 21:35

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