National Conference 2017 Information

From Tuesday 22 August until Saturday 25 August 2017, top law students from New Zealand’s six law schools congregated 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 in 2017 was 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 included Buddle Findlay Negotiation, Russell McVeagh Client Interviewing, Senior Mooting and Minter Ellison Rudd Watts Witness Examination.There was an assortment of social events on throughout the week too.

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 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 was 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


Auckland District Law Society Incorporated


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. 

Bell Gully – Senior Mooting Competition

Russel McVeagh – Client Interviewing Competition

Buddle Findlay – Senior Negotiation Competition

Minter Ellison Rudd Watts – Witness Examination Competition