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UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA LAW STUDENT SOCIETY

COMPETITIONS BROCHURE FEB 2020 // PREPARED BY BLADE SANCHEZ AND MATTHEW ALDRIDGE


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INTERNAL COMPETITIONS

MOOTING A moot is a simulated appeal in a superior court, based on a mock fact scenario and judgment from a lower court. No witnesses, just good old fashioned legal argument about whether or not the lower court decision was correct.

WHAT TO EXPECT Expect to be queried and questioned by the judges as they test you to see just how well you know your facts and the cases surrounding a particular point of law. Mooting is generally run in teams of two or three with the optional third member acting as assisting solicitor.

WHY MOOT? Fame & Glory Networking Monetary rewards

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Ability to think on your feet Recognition of achievement Demonstration of the ability to work in a team Development of critical thinking and associated analytical skills Familiarity with court etiquette Professionalism and courtesy


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INTERNAL COMPETITIONS

WITNESS EXAMINATION

(WIT EX)

Witness Examination is a simulated civil or criminal trial. The trial is run from the opening statements, through the examination of witnesses to the closing addresses. Sometimes it involves quick thinking, but the advocacy skills you'll develop will be priceless.

WHAT TO EXPECT The Witness Examination Competition challenges your wit and style as Canberra's leading counsel! Simulating a criminal or civil trial, this competition requires students to prepare and present an opening statement, examination-in-chief, crossexamination and a closing statement. Best of all, students in any year may compete.

WHY WIT EX? Fame & Glory Networking Socials

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Monetary rewards Ability to think on your feet Recognition of achievement Demonstration of the ability to work in a team Development of critical thinking and associated analytical skills


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NEGOTIATIONS For diplomats - or those who think that their diplomacy skills could use some polishing! Either way, negotiation competition gives students the

IMPORTANT DATES Internal Competitions

chance to hone their skills at the negotiating table.

Semester 1, 2020

WHAT TO EXPECT

Monday, 30 March 2020 - Friday, 3 April

Each of two team members acting as solicitors, meet to discuss a dispute between their clients. Each team is provided with a description of the

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Semester 2, 2020

fact scenario. Some facts are known to both

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teams, but each team has some secrets too.

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Each team is also armed with instructions from their client detailing exactly what outcome they should seek – and what should be avoided at all costs.The negotiation itself can last for up to an hour, after which each team is given a chance to review their own performance before a winner is picked. The winner is not necessarily the team that walks away with the better deal, but the one which gets closest to their client’s wishes.

INTERVARSITY COMPETITION Semester 2, 2020 Friday, 18 September 2020 - Sunday, 20 September 2020

WHY NEGOTIATIONS? Ability to read the room Ability to present mulitple options to the client Develop Professionalism and courtesy Acknowledge that options are not solutions Demonstration of flexibility Socials Networking

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NEGOTIATIONS COMPETITION


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HOW TO REGISTER?

REGISTER HERE!

You may register to compete by either: (1) Following the link <https://www.canberralss.com/competitions.html> 2) Visit our Facebook page 3) QR Code (4) Emailing the Competitions Officer (5) Texting the Competitions Officer

Internal Competitions contact Blade Anthony Sanchez Internal Competitions Officer Canberra Law Students’ Society Canberra Law School, University of Canberra Email: internalcompetitions.clss@outlook.com Phone: 0452 203 251 Website: www.canberralss.com Address: Mailbox 28, Canberra Law School, University of Canberra ACT 2617

External Competitions contact Matthew James Aldridge External Competitions Officer Canberra Law Students’ Society Canberra Law School, University of Canberra Email: externalcompetitions.clss@outlook.com Phone: 0405 499 540 Website: www.canberralss.com Address: Mailbox 28, Canberra Law School, University of Canberra ACT 2617

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REGISTRATION


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LOCATIONS MOOTING, NEGOTIATION AND WITNESS EXAMINATION Bruce Campus, ACT,  Building 11, Level B.

Canberra Law Students' Society

LOCATIONS

Profile for Canberra Law Students' Society

CLSS Competitions Brochure 2020  

Find out more about the competitions that the CLSS will be running this year. From Mooting to Witness Examinations and Negotiations - there...

CLSS Competitions Brochure 2020  

Find out more about the competitions that the CLSS will be running this year. From Mooting to Witness Examinations and Negotiations - there...

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