Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Tuesday, 30 December 2008
UiTM Malaysia Law School has many students’ societies and clubs to help the students to be more independent, resourceful and all-rounder individuals.
- Sekreteriat Mahasiswa Fakulti (Faculty Students Secreteriate)
- Mooting Club 
- Law Debating Club
- Students' Community Law Club (SCLC)
- Environmental Law & Awareness Club (EnLAC)
Saturday, 20 December 2008
New term is then logically followed by a bunch of younglings affectionately known as noobs. These noobs will come to you seniors asking "What activities can I join while being held captive in this dreaded faculty?", or "What kind of associations or clubs do the law students join?" or, the old time favourite, "Bro, what the heck is mooting?".
So guide them babies over to the Moot Club. All you really need is a thirst for the lawyering business and a Facebook account.
Well, it has occurred to us that there have been complaints that the club's activities are not widely made known to the public, there's not enough notices, they can't see them notices, and again the all time favourite, they don't even know what the heck it is in the first place. So, by having the club on Facebook and Blogger, these geniuses will have less to complain about. Activities and updates will be made known via the group's message board. And further complaints can be made via the group's wall. Plus, for those who really care, they can start reading the blog and maybe post a little something in the comments section.
Anything else I missed?
Oh yes, the AGM. Well, honestly we have no idea.. yet.
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Some of us, seem to like being globally networked; rendering then unable to join the club.
Now they can. And I humbly invite you all to migrate to the following club's link: http://www.facebook.com/gr
Monday, 15 December 2008
ATC will be representing Malaysia to Hong Kong. They will carry and pass our love and affection to Mickey and the gang at Disneyland HK.
Meanwhile, the rest of the team will report to AL529 to finish what is left to be done for the Jessup memorials.
One moot after another... Seriously. We need a life.
Sunday, 14 December 2008
The defence team (Zin and Tammy) is making their final preparations. They were the only defence team which got more than 700 total marks. The prosecution team (Izmil and Alia) were only 6 marks behind the top prosecution team (ATC).
It is the submission of these people that it would be unlikely for the organizers to allow both teams from the same university to meet at finals. It would be utterly unfair.
Pray for us.
Somebody is dreaming of a trip to Hong Kong.
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Thursday, 4 December 2008
Sunday, 30 November 2008
Thursday, 27 November 2008
1. AZINUDDIN ABD KARIM
2. MOHD. RUZAINI ZULKIFLI
3. MOHD IZUDDIN MOHAMAD
4. AFIF AHMAYUDDIN
5. HAZRALIKA HAMZAH
6. AIZUDDIN SAPIAN
7. NORSYAMIMI BUKHARI
8. SITI AISYAH ZAINAL ABIDIN
9. MUHAMMAD AMIR
10. ARINA MOHD FAIRIN LUM
The names in bold are the mooters.
Monday, 24 November 2008
Public International Law can never be understood within six hours. Learning about the ICJ, IHL, UN, HR, use of force etc. is a lot to digest in one day. Kudos to those who got A for both IL One and Two papers. IL is indeed complicated stuff.
So the Jessup team met today at AL529 and was given a crash course on what is public international law. Thank you Miss Ummi, Puan Fidah and off course Dr. Irwin for sacrificing their time for the team, and ultimately for UiTM for that matter. They are indeed very committed educators.*ehem.. (Dato VC are you reading this?)
We kicked off with a dose of introduction to the ICJ, the UN, and the use of force. Lunch. Prayers. And another dose of IHL and human rights before adjourning to the computer lab to look at the relevant sites for research purposes.
Talking about IHL, it saddens us that we may be (truly are) unable to send a team to the IHL Moots since the memorials are to be submitted on the 2nd of December. So, sorry ICRC.
Tomorrow will be consultations for the auditions and a taste of the Moot Club tradition after all is done.
A note on the auditons on the 26th. It will start around 2.00 PM before a bench of three adjudicators. Court room attire.
Have fun. It is ultimately, just a competition.
Friday, 21 November 2008
So the people writing this blog got extra bored and coined up the idea to put the club on Facebook; since everyone and their mothers are tinkering their Facebook accounts every now and then.
So, if you are interested, please join the group. Otherwise, it will remain to be the lonely sad group that it already is. Search for it in the 'Groups' section of Facebook. Or if you don't fancy too much typing, click here.
As the current president of the club likes to say, "This club is a niche society. The lesser people to work with, the better. More food for us."
The club is currently waiting for the 24th.
The club is also waiting for the 25th, which is a Tuesday. UiTM mooters love Tuesdays.
Friday, 17 October 2008
However, extensive googling has resulted in the additional links on the right. Feel free to browse through. There might be competition from USIM for Jessup this year. Wonder if UUM has decided to join the band-wagon. Also amazing to see how serious HKU takes mooting. UiTM only has a blog. They have a whole system.
Be that as it may, one question still lingers - Who's actually doing the preparation to actually host the national rounds? It bothers me that we are still vaguely sure of where and when we are supposed to moot. Potential mooters are currently making travel arrangements to spend the holidays with family members. It worries me.
Talking about vagueness, it so happens that there are openings calling for participation for the IHL moots which is purported to be held around the same time with Jessup. Would anyone be willing to surrender their necks to the IHL team? Jessup only needs 5 mooters. The solicitors can multi-task for both questions.
In case of any confusions or questions, please pester Dr. Irwin. You know where he is if he's not making green tea in front of his office. If you're intimidated by his cuteness, search for Pn. Rafidah or Miss Ummi. Though they are equally cute come to think of it.
Personally, the editor of this blog does not fancy moot competitions that doesn't promise free trips overseas.
Adieu. Till then.
Thursday, 9 October 2008
Le Compromis is out. About 32 pages long, and is quite a head-ache. Go download it here. Crash course for those who know peanuts about International Law will be held on the 24th, at around 10. Find us somewhere around the foyer.
25th is a Tuesday. *Grin*
Auditions will be held on the 26th. Feel free to try out. Don't worry if you've missed the meeting yesterday. You can always sell your soul to the Jessup team any time you want.
Tuesday, 30 September 2008
1.open to discussion or debate; debatable; doubtful: a moot point.
2.of little or no practical value or meaning; purely academic.
3.Chiefly Law. not actual; theoretical; hypothetical.
–verb (used with object)
4.to present or introduce (any point, subject, project, etc.) for discussion.
5.to reduce or remove the practical significance of; make purely theoretical or academic.
6.Archaic. to argue (a case), esp. in a mock court.
7.an assembly of the people in early England exercising political, administrative, and judicial powers.
8.an argument or discussion, esp. of a hypothetical legal case.
9.Obsolete. a debate, argument, or discussion.
[Origin: bef. 900; ME mot(e) meeting, assembly, OE gemōt; c. ON mōt, D gemoet meeting. See meet1]
—Synonyms 1. disputable, disputed, unsettled. 4. debate, dispute, discuss.
—Antonyms 1. indisputable. 4. agree.
Law A hypothetical case argued by law students as an exercise.
An ancient English meeting, especially a representative meeting of the freemen of a shire. tr.v. moot·ed, moot·ing, moots
To bring up as a subject for discussion or debate.
To discuss or debate.
Law To plead or argue (a case) in a moot court. adj.
Subject to debate; arguable: a moot question.
Law Without legal significance, through having been previously decided or settled.
Of no practical importance; irrelevant.
[Middle English, meeting, from Old English mōt, gemōt.]