competitions

Whether you want to negotiate deals, interview clients or present submissions, the UQLS has the competition for you. Put your study to practice by competing as acting-solicitors and barristers, developing your legal research, communication and oral presentation skills.

If you have any questions concerning our competitions, contact us at competitions@uqls.com

 

What competitions do we offer?

In Semester One:

  • Junior Moot

  • Senior Moot

  • Junior Negotiation

  • Senior Client Interviewing

In Semester Two:

  • Senior Negotiation

  • Junior Client Interviewing

  • Witness Examination

Where can you find us?

Competitions Group

To keep up to date, make sure you join the Competitions Group on Facebook here. The Competitions team will be posting about our how-to sessions and workshops, external opportunities and the success of our teams.

The TCB Mooting Website

Stay up to date with all information relating to external competitions at UQ here. The TCB Mooting Website is constantly updated with key dates and information relating to registration as well as details of new competitions on offer each year.

Want to know more?

The Competition Rules contain all of the rules that competitors must abide by after registration. The Competitions Rules are updated each year so please make sure you read them thoroughly. You can read them here.

The Competitions Handbook is a guide for competitors. It provides a summary of the rules and tips from successful past competitors. The handbook also contains testimonials from past competitors for both internal and external competitions. We recommend that every competitor reviews the handbook before they register. The 2018 handbook can be viewed here. The 2019 handbook will be released shortly.

 
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Mooting

Mooting attracts high achieving and ambitious students who are interested in advocacy and advancing their legal research and drafting skills. To excel, students must work together, approach complex legal questions from multiple perspectives and hone their oral submissions

 

Negotiation

In Negotiation, students are exposed to the commercial aspect of legal practice and are pushed to secure positive business and legal outcomes for their client. Negotiation requires students to grapple with their client’s instructions and priorities, professionally engage with students representing an opposing client and make compromises to reach a settlement.

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Client Interviewing

Client Interviewing requires students to engage in ‘everyday advocacy’ with a prospective client. The competition rewards students who can be personable and professional when faced with difficult ethical and legal issues. Students learn to communicate accurate legal advice in plain English and consider the practical steps required to achieve the outcomes their client seeks.

 

Witness Examination

Witness Examination puts students in the position of counsel in either a civil or criminal trial. The competitors hone their speaking skills by delivering opening statements, examination in chief, cross examination and closing arguments. This competition fosters flexible and dynamic thinkers, and reinforces important procedural and evidentiary knowledge.

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Policy Presentation

New in 2019, the Policy Presentation competition encourages students to consider the impact of new or up-and-coming developments on modern legal practice. Inspired by CPD presentations and client pitches, students must critically assess a problem, propose a real world solution, write an easy-to-comprehend executive summary and deliver a pitch for their solution.