chapter  1
Criminal Law
Pages 44

This chapter shows people how to analyse, research and construct an argument in relation to the moot problem presented by the fictitious case of R v Harper. This is a criminal law themed moot problem question. The chapter examines how to derive search terms from a problem question in order to allow peoples to progress on to researching the relevant area of law. It reviews the summaries constructed by Ali and Anna. These are used as a springboard to shows some of the difficulties mooters can have when constructing summaries that are both concise and comprehensive. Anna's approach currently lacks important facts and is not fully accurate. For example, her summary ends with Laura Harper being accused of attempted murder, whereas the moot problem is staged way beyond that point, as Harper has been convicted of attempted murder, has appealed that conviction and is now appealing to the Supreme Court.