Competitions

One of the functions that the NZLSA performs is negotiating, on behalf of the six on-campus Law Student Societies, with the law firms that sponsor the four main legal competitions held on each campus. In addition, the NZLSA holds an annual National Conference which provides the six Law Student Societies competition champions with the opportunity to compete for the national titles in mooting, client interviewing, negotiation, and witness examination.

 

NZLSA Competition Rules | NZLSA Competition Rules – Amendment Explanatory Note


Senior  Mooting

The Bell Gully Senior Mooting Competition takes place on a regional and national level. Mooting is the most prestigious competition in the legal sector. The regional winners get to compete at the NZLSA National Conference. The regional winners qualify to compete at the Australian Law Students’ Association Conference. Furthermore, national winners qualify to compete in the largest moot competition in the world, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington D.C.


 Client Interviewing

The Russell McVeagh Client Interviewing Competition takes place on a regional and national level. Client interviewing is an incredibly practical skill in the legal sector. The regional winners qualify to compete at the NZLSA National Conference and Australian Law Students’ Association Conference. The national winners qualify to compete in the Brown-Mosten International Client Consultation Competition.


Senior Negotiation

The Buddle Findlay Senior Negotiation Competition takes place on a regional, national and international level. Negotiation is an incredibly practical skill in many sectors and competitors always appreciate the opportunity to gain valuable skills. The regional winners get to compete at the NZLSA National Conference and Australian Law Students’ Association Conference. Winners of the national competition qualify to compete in the International Negotiation Competition.


Witness Examination

The Minter Ellison Rudd Watts Witness Examination Competition takes place on a regional, national and international level. Witness examination helps students to build practical skills for their legal careers. The regional winners qualify to compete at the NZLSA National Conference and Australian Law Students’ Association Conference.