NZLSA 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, witness examination, client interviewing and negotiation.

 

NZLSA Competition Rules | NZLSA Competition Rules - Amendment Explanatory Note

Senior  Mooting

The Belly Gully Senior Mooting Competitions 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 Negotiations

The Buddle Findlay Senior Negotiations takes place on a regional, national and international level. Negotiations is an incredibly practical skill in the 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 take 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.