LAW 498 - Advanced Legal Research, Writing and Communication

Students enrol for LAW 498 (0 points) usually in the semester in which they are completing their LLB requirements. LAW 498 involves participation in a moot (above Part II) and the fulfilment of certain writing requirements in connection with the elective courses in Parts III and IV.

LAW 498 - Advanced Legal Research, Writing and Communication

LAW 498 is required of all students to complete the LLB. The requirements for LAW 498 are as follows:

  1. Obtaining a pass in a moot above Part II; any moot that is optional (not part of course requirements) will qualify. This will not be limited to the General, Family, Māori Issues or Pacific moots, but includes some competition moots.
  2. Satisfactory completion of a sustained piece of legal writing of at least 4,000 words in connection with an elective course. This could be satisfied in various ways, including: Supervised Research; a PILO (so long as it is at least 4,000 words); the report for LAWGENRL 405 or 447; the research essay for a 15- or 30-point masters course taken for LLB; Honours seminar papers and dissertations; any other single piece of writing of the required length.

See here for more information on the Auckland Law School mooting programme.