In 2017, the Griffith University Law Students’ Association (GriffithLSA) is hosting the Open Competitions in Semester 1 and invite you to compete in the following disciplines:

  • Championship Moot
  • International Humanitarian Law Moot
  • Client Interview
  • Negotiation
  • Trial Advocacy

The Junior Competitions will take place in Semester 2 for the following three disciplines:

  • Championship Moot
  • Client Interview
  • Negotiation

In addition, we are excited to be introducing the following competition for Year 11 and 12 Students:

  • High School Mooting Competition

These are the most common legal skills that are incorporated into Griffith University Law School assessment. The reason that these disciplines are also taught in our standard classes is because these skills are essential elements to practicing law. The ability to extract details from a client during an interview, represent your client’s position in a negotiation or make arguments in a point of law is gold in the eyes of prospective employers.

Legal skills competitions are about three things: developing skills, friendly rivalry and having fun. Aside from the serious nature of the competitions, the Griffith LSA Competitions team encourages friendly rivalry. Involvement in competitions is a great way to make contacts (networking opportunities with staff and professionals) and friends outside of your usual circle.

Our Competitions team’s mantra is to foster the development of your practical legal skills and the feedback from our competitors has been overwhelmingly positive. Our finalists go on to compete at the national championships (the Australian Law Students’ Association Conference) in July.

We hope to see you enter the exciting world of legal skills competitions!