In 2013, the Griffith University Law Students’ Association (GriffithLSA) will be hosting open category and junior category competitions for three disciplines:

  • Moot
  • Client Interview
  • Negotiation

These are the three 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 our competitors has been overwhelmingly positive. Many of our finalists go on to compete at the national championships (the Australian Law Students’ Association Conference) in July.

Competition registration opens in the first fortnight of semester and competition rounds will take place throughout semester. Open Competitions are held in Semester 1. Junior Competitions are held in Semester 2.

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

GriffithLSA Competitions Guide

The Association for Law Students at Griffith University, Gold Coast