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MOOT Court Competition
MOOT Court Competition

THE MUSIC IMBIZO 2021 MOOT COURT COMPETITION

(The Music Imbizo 2021 MOOT Court Competition Case is DOWNLOAD HERE! )

GENERAL

The Music Imbizo 2021 MOOT Court Competition will be held during the week of The Music Imbizo 2021 from Tuesday 05 October to Sunday 10 October, 2021. The Competition aims to introduce law students to the music industry and develop their awareness of copyright issues within the sector.

ELIGIBILITY

INSTITUTIONAL ELIGIBILITY

Students from universities that enjoy full LLB accreditation by the South African Council on higher Education (CHE) and industry practitioners that do not hold a LLB degree or law related qualification but are able to make their case are eligible to participate in the Competition.

ELIGIBLE CLASSES OF STUDENTS

Students who are in the process of completing an LLB, BCom or BA Law degree at a South African university are eligible to participate in the Competition.

The following people are prohibited from taking part in The Music Imbizo 2021 Moot Court Competition:

  • Students who are currently employed or otherwise associated with either CALS or SLS;
  • Qualified legal practitioners; and
  • Students who already hold an LLB or equivalent degree.

TEAM COMPOSITION

Each participating team must comprise no fewer than two (2) people and must not exceed more than three (3) people.

Under no circumstances should teams seek the assistance of any other person who teaches or practises law beyond what has been given by The Music Imbizo 2021. Failure to comply with this rule will lead to the entire team being disqualified.

HYPOTHETICAL CASE

  • The hypothetical case will be available HERE.

REQUESTS FOR CLARIFICATION

  • Teams may request clarifications of the facts. These clarifications must be requested anytime up until end of business on Friday 10 September 2021.

REGISTRATION

Prospective teams should express their interest to participate in the Competition by 22 September 2021. Teams must register by completing this registration form below and sending an email to mootcourt@themusicimbizo.co.za detailing the names of each the team members, and the academic level (i.e. first year, second year, penultimate year or final year) of each of the team members if any.

WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS

HEADS OF ARGUMENT

During the Preliminary round, each registered team must prepare and submit two sets of heads of argument, i.e. for both the Applicant and the Respondent. Heads of argument must be written in English, and typed in Arial 12 point font, 1.5 line spacing and justified. All footnotes must be written in Arial 10 point font. The heads of argument must comply with the Rules of the Constitutional Court. All heads of argument must be submitted electronically in PDF format without any passwords.

The deadline for the submission of the heads of argument is 23h59 on 22 September 2021 as part of the registration. The heads of argument must be submitted to the following email address: mootcourt@themusicimbizo.co.za. Subject Line: Your Team Name.

 

 

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