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2 Competing in Law School Develop practical legal skills required upon graduation Written and oral advocacy Legal research Legal Application Interviewing skills Posing questions Communication and networking skills

3 Robert Hayes UWS Mooting Competition Brief Description In honour of Robert Hayes Simulated appeal, 2-person/3-person team Written and oral submissions Recommended Knowledge (all) * Introduction to Law * Criminal Law * Tort Law * Contracts * Constitutional Law * Property Law

4 International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot Brief Description Simulated appeal Focus on on International Humanitarian Law 2-person teams Recommended Knowledge (any): Public International Law Human Rights Law International Criminal Law

5 Robert Hayes UWS Mooting Competition Parramatta Moot Court 3 rd and 4 th MarchInformation session 13 th MarchCoaching Session for IHL and Moot 7 th and 9 th March Competitors receive IHL Problem and Moot Problem for Round 1 12 th March before 5pmIHL competitors send written submissions to other side 14 th March (between 12pm and 5pm)IHL Moot Round 1 18 th March before 5pmMoot Competitors to send written submissions to other side 21 st March (between 9am and 5pm)Championship Moot Round 1 28 th MarchCompetitors receive moot problem for Round 2 8 th April before 5pmCompetitors to send written submissions to other side 11 th April (between 9am and 5pm)Championship Moot Round 2 25 th April (between 9am and 5pm)IHL Moot Round 2 29 th AprilFinalists are notified and receive their moot problem 7 th MayFinalists to supply written submissions to other side 9 th MayFinals at the Supreme Court

6 Negotiation Brief Description Alternative dispute resolution 2-person teams acting as solicitors Mediation process to reach a resolution Recommended Knowledge None!

7 Negotiation Parramatta 9am 3 rd and 4 th MarchInformation Session 14 th March (9am-12pm)Coaching session 21 st March (9am-12pm)Coaching session 21 st MarchProblem released for Round 1 28 th March (9am-6pm)Round 1 29 th MarchProblem released for Round 2 11 th April (9am-6pm)Round 2 12 th AprilFinalists notified and problem released 9 th MayFinals at Supreme Court

8 Witness Examination Brief Description Simulated civil or criminal trial Appear as counsel for plaintiff or defendant Opening statements by counsel, examination in chief, cross-examination summation and closing statements Individual competitor Recommended Knowledge (all): Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure Criminal Procedure and Evidence

9 Witness Examination Campbelltown Moot Court 2pm Thursdays 19 th MarchCoaching Session 26 th MarchCoaching Session 2 nd AprilCoaching Session 9 th AprilRound 1 23 rd AprilRound 2

10 Client Interviewing Brief Description Two students given 30 minutes to interview a client who has been briefed on a fact situation Purpose is to obtain all relevant information Team confers between themselves and summarises key issues 2-person team Recommended Knowledge None!

11 Paper Presentation Brief Description Written paper on any topic of a legal nature Submitted to a panel of judges Questioned on paper’s content before panel 3000 – 5000 words Recommended Knowledge None!

12 Australian Law Students Association (ALSA) Winners go to national comp in Sydney 6 – 12 July (ALSA)

13 How to Register! Registration Form Fill it in and it to the Competitions Directors, Emma Nichelsen and Jeremy Hardy at

14 External Competitions Essay Writing Competitions Kirby Contract Law Moot Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot Gadens Womens Moot Shine Torts Moot Family Law Moot Jessup Moot

15 Moot Club Mooting Coaching without the pressure and stress of competition A great way to develop your written and oral advocacy skills outside of class Will help you prepare for class moots, external moots and future internal moots Run by Kritika Rampal Parramatta – Monday 6pm Campbelltown – Tuesday 5pm

16 Junior Competitions Run for Client Interviewing and Negotiation Open to first and second year students Coached by current students who have competed at ALSA Client Interviewing: 3pm-4pm Tuesdays Negotiation: 1pm-2pm Wednesdays These times and start dates to be confirmed

17 Contact Questions, Comments, Concerns: Jeremy Hardy & Emma Nichelsen Competitions Directors

18 Questions? Any Questions?


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