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Semester One Competitions

 

William Roberts Junior Moot

Key Dates

Registrations Open – Monday 12th March 9am

Registrations Close – Sunday 25th March 6pm

Preliminary Rounds – Monday 9th, Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th April 5-9pm

Quarter Finals – Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th April 5-7pm

Semi Finals – Tuesday 1st May 5-7pm

The Junior Moot is a torts-based competition and can only be entered by first time competitors. The competition has a light workload and is a great opportunity to develop mooting skills with useful feedback from previous mooting winners.

Register in teams of two or three (maximum 2 speakers and one solicitor). If, however you are unable to find a partner, please email internalcompetitions@latrobelsa.com for one of the Competition Officers to find a partner for you.

Junior Moot

Clayton Utz Senior Moot

Key Dates

Registrations Open – Monday 19th March 9am

Registrations Close – Sunday 1st April 6pm

Preliminary Rounds – Thursday 12th and Friday 13th April 5-9pm

Quarter Finals – Wednesday 18th April 5-9pm

Semi Finals – Wednesday 2nd May 5-7pm

The Senior Moot is a contracts-based competition and is open to all La Trobe Law Students regardless of mooting experience. Students who have mooted previously in either competitions or LAW2ECP often participate. It is an exciting challenge and a great opportunity to enhance legal research skills and litigation before a judge. Not only that but it is looked highly upon prospective employers in top-tier firms.

Register in teams of two or three (maximum 2 speakers and one solicitor). If, however you are unable to find a partner, please email internalcompetitions@latrobelsa.com for one of the Competition Officers to find a partner for you.

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International Humanitarian Law Moot

Key Dates

Registration Open – Monday 26th March 9am

Registration Close – Sunday 8th April 6pm

Preliminary Rounds – Thursday 19th April 5-9pm

Quarter Finals – Wednesday 25th April 5-9pm
(It is likely that quarter finals will not be needed)

Semi Finals – Tuesday 8th May 5-7pm

The International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot is a highly distinguished academic competition within the La Trobe Law Students’ Association. Students will debate legal issues of the regulation of armed conflict and protection of persons not engaged in warfare. This is a great opportunity for students undertaking a double degree in Law/International Relations or Arts (Political Science). This competition develops and sharpens your advocacy skills in international law with personal assistance from La Trobe University professors.

Each team requires participation of two La Trobe Law students who will receive their mooting question approximately 7 days prior to the preliminary rounds of the moot. If, however you are unable to find a partner, please email competitonsinternal@latrobelsa.com for one of the Competition Officers to find a partner for you.

Witness Examination

Key Dates

Registration Open – Monday 2nd April 9am

Registration Close – Sunday 15th April 6pm

Preliminary Rounds – Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th April 4-10pm

Quarter Finals – Monday 30th April 5-9pm

Semi Finals – Monday 7th May 5-7pm

Unlike Mooting, Witness Examination is an individual based competition. Competitors are assigned the role of either prosecution or defence where their role is to examine and cross examine two witnesses to uncover the facts of the crime. Does it not sound like your favourite tv shows already? How To Get Away with Murder? The Good Wife? Law Order & Justice? Suits?

Students are judged according to their quality of questioning, clarity of expression as well as their use and knowledge of the rules of evidence.

There are no pre-requisites, so it is a great opportunity for first timers and students under taking LAWECP as well as more seasoned competitors to gain valuable advocacy skills and of course build on that resume!

 

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Juris Doctor (JD) Contracts Moot

Key Dates

Registrations Open – Monday 19th March 9am

Registrations Close – Sunday 1st April 6pm

Preliminary Rounds – Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th April 5-9pm

Quarter Finals – Wednesday 18th April 5-9pm

Semi Finals – Thursday 26th April 5-7pm

The JD Contracts Moot is a contracts-based competition and is open to all La Trobe JD Students regardless of mooting experience. It will be held in the City Campus to make it more accessible for those who study there. The problem will be based off the one that is used in the senior moot.

Register in teams of two or three (maximum 2 speakers and one solicitor).

Semester Two Competitions

Ashurst Competitions Grand Final Night

Week 1 of Semester 2, Federal Curcuit Court.

This year the Competitions Grand Final Night will be held at the beginning of Semester 2, to avoid interference with student exams.
This is the night where the Grand Final from each of the 8 competitions over the 2017-18 period run. It will be held at the Federal Circuit Court.

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International Humanitarian Law Moot

Key Dates – TBA

The IHL Moot will be held again in Semester 2 for the 2018-19 period.

Criminal Law Moot

Key Dates – TBA

The Criminal Law Moot is a criminal law problem based competition. This competition is open to all year levels and great for beginners, and those currently studying criminal law. As this is a highly popular, interesting and mentally stimulating moot, registrations tend to fill up quickly! If, however you are unable to find a partner, please email competitonsinternal@latrobelsa.com for one of the Competition Officers to find a partner for you.

Juris Doctor (JD) Criminal Law Moot

Key Dates – TBA

 


 

Minter Ellison Client Interview

Key Dates – TBA

This competition showcases a student’s ability to be work ready as it highlights the particular skills needed to be able to effectively relate to clients and their specific needs.

Participants compete in pairs as they conduct an initial consultation and are judged on their ability to evaluate the problem, extract their client’s goals and expectations, and work as a team.

Law students of any year level are welcome and encouraged to participate.

 

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Herbert Smith Freehills Negotiation Competition

Key Dates – TBA

Negotiation skills are becoming increasingly important in legal practice, with clients often wanting to settle outside the court to save time and cost. In this competition students are judged based on their communication skills, how well they are able to attain an outcome best suited to their client and effective dispute resolution.

Negotiation involves a meeting between two teams. Both teams will be given the same set of facts, in addition to confidential information exclusive for each team. The competition runs for approximately 55 minutes and each team will seek to reach an agreement which best suits their clients.

 

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International & External Competitions

Be sure to check out the International Competitions and External Competitions page for a wide range of moots held outside La Trobe that are open to students!

 

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