Welcome to the 2017 NZLSA Hamilton Conference
From Tuesday 22 August until Saturday 25 August this year, top law students from New Zealand’s six law schools will congregate in Hamilton to compete in four various law competitions, all vying for a chance to take the national title on behalf of their respective University.
The Conference is run annually, and is this year proudly hosted by the Waikato University Law School and University of Waikato Law Students Society. This Conference provides an opportunity for some of New Zealand’s top law students to show off their talent by competing in the various competitions at the national level. It is also an opportunity for all incoming and outgoing Presidents from the various law school societies to meet with the NZLSA Executive for the fourth NZLSA meeting of the year, and hold our Annual General Meeting.
The competitions on show include Buddle Findlay Negotiation, Russell McVeagh Client Interviewing, Senior Mooting and Minter Ellison Rudd Watts Witness Examination.There will be an assortment of social events on throughout the week, however, do not let this distract you from the main show of the week; the national competitions.
If you are studying in Hamilton and would like to get involved, or if you have any questions regarding the Conference or the competitions, please don’t hesitate to contact Matthew Grenfell at email@example.com. Otherwise, get involved in the competitions at your law school, and give yourself an opportunity at representing your University at the New Zealand Law Students Association Conference!
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NZLSA would like to thank IPLS
The Institute of Professional Legal Studies is the primary sponsor of the 2017 NZLSA National Conference. Through its sponsorship, IPLS enables the National Conference to hold a high level of prestige, host top members of the New Zealand legal sector and facilitates national competitions of the highest caliber. The IPLS also provides a platform for the Law Student Society Presidents to connect and engage with each other.
NZLSA would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 2017 NZLSA Conference.
University of Waikato
NZLSA would like to thank the following sponsors who generously sponsor the regional competitions at each law school and national competitions at the NZLSA Conference.
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.
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.
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!
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.