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).
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 2016 the competition will be held in September/October.
Clayton Utz Intervarsity Negotiation Competition
The Clayton Utz Intervarsity Negotiation Competition is nearly upon us! In 2017, 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.
Applications open Friday 14th April and will close at 5pm on Saturday 29th April! So be sure to register your team’s interest before the deadline if you wish to be considered as one of the two team’s that will be representing UTS.
The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building (Building 8 or the “Paper Bag” Building)
Saturday 27th-Sunday 28th May
Saturday 27th May:
Round 1 – 10am
Round 2 – 12:30pm
Round 3 – 3pm
Sunday 28th May:
Semi-Finals – 10am
Grand Final – 2pm (followed by prize giving with food provided for competitors, audience and judges)
We need an audience on Sunday 28th May, so bring your friends and come on down to witness the top two teams battle it out for negotiation glory!
If you have any questions, please contact Jack Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org or Emily Paterson at email@example.com