Each year UTS enters students in a number of local skills competitions. Applicants are selected on merit and experience, so it is strongly advised to compete internally before seeking selection for an intervarsity skills competition.
Applications generally open within one month of the commencement of the competition. Each competition is advertised here, on the UTS LSS Facebook page and via the fortnightly e-newsletter “The Buzz”.
Please note that the two competitions below are hosted or co-hosted by the UTS LSS and are not an exhaustive list of competitions on offer for students. Each year, various universities invite the UTS LSS to send teams to compete in tournaments (particularly in Negotiation and Client Interview).
UNSW Skills IV Competition
The UNSW Skills IV Competition presents an opportunity for budding Negotiators and Client Interviewers to test their skills against competitors from a range of universities. The Competition will once again be held at the University of New South Wales, whilst the exact date of the Competition is still to be confirmed.
UTS will be sending two teams to compete in each of the Negotiation and Client Interviewing Competitions.
To register your interest in the competition, please click here.
Margaret Cunneen SC Witness Examination Competition
The UTS LSS and the Macquarie University Law Society established the Margaret Cunneen SC Witness Examination Competition in 2013. The competition is named after NSW Deputy Senior Crown Prosecutor Margaret Cunneen SC, who leads the bench each year.
Margaret Cunneen SC graduated with her LLB. from the NSW Institute of Technology (now known as UTS) and has lead a distinguished career, currently serving as the Deputy Senior Crown Prosecutor in the State of New South Wales. Margaret Cunneen SC has held a commission as a Crown Prosecutor since 1990.
The competition is the first of its kind in NSW and is the only intervarsity witness examination competition outside of the Australian Law Student’s Association Conference. In 2018 the competition will be held in September/October at Macquarie University.
Clayton Utz Intervarsity Negotiation Competition
The Clayton Utz Intervarsity Negotiation Competition is nearly upon us! In 2018, the UTS LSS will be hosting the competition in conjunction with the NSW Young Lawyers SCLSS.
CUIN is the state’s premier negotiation competition, attracting entrants from universities all over NSW. The competition serves as a fantastic opportunity for any students interested in developing their negotiation skills, as they will get the chance to test themselves against some of the state’s finest young negotiators.