Semester One Competitions General Information

 

New in 2017:  TheWhich Competition IS For You Questionnaire!

In 2017, SULS has prepared a handy questionnaire to help you decide how you would like to get involved in the Competitions community this semester. Check it out here!

 

Upcoming Competitions Events

1.     Registration open for Introduction to Competitions: Demonstration Moot!

Want to get involved in mooting or skills competitions this year but not sure where to start? Or just want to find out what a moot actually is?

SULS will launch the 2017 Competitions Program with an Introduction to Competitions on Monday 13th March, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Landerer Moot Court.

This seminar will be an opportunity to discover the mooting and skills opportunities on offer at Sydney University, and will provide an overview of how to get involved. It will also feature a demonstration moot by some of the University's seasoned mooters.

Registration is essential! To secure your spot, click here.

2.     Registration open for participants and judges for Semester 1 Boot Camp!

This semester, SULS is bringing back its popular Boot Camp in a new form: the Semester 1 Boot Camp. The aim is to provide novice competitors with all the skills and information they need to tackle all Internal Competitions for the semester - Mooting, Client Interviewing and Negotiations. Experienced competitors will also be able to practice their judging skills in a friendly environment.

Students are welcome to sign up on their own or in a pair. To register as a participant, click here. To register as a judge, click here.

Boot Camp will take place from 9.45am-3.30pm on Saturday, 25th of March, 2017 (Week 3).

For more information on how the day will be run and to sign up, click here

 

A. Sign up to compete in Semester 1!

Registration is now open for the Semester 1 internal competitions! Registration will close on Sunday 16 March and no late applications will be accepted. To sign up for each of the competitions, please click on the following links:

All preliminary rounds are held in weeks 5 and 6.

Sign up for the Torts Law Moot (Novice Moot) here.

- Quarter-Finals are in Week 8.
- Semi-Finals are in Week 11.
- Grand Final is in Week 13.

Sign up for the Public International Law Moot here.

- Quarter-Finals  are in Week 7.
- Semi-Finals are in Week 10.
- Grand Final is in Week 12.

Sign up for the Federal Constitutional Law Moot here.

- Quarter-Finals are in Week 8.
- Semi-Finals are in Week 11.
- Grand Final is in Week 13.

Sign up for the Clayton Utz Negotiations Skills Competition here.

- Quarter-Finals are in Week 7.
- Semi-Finals are in Week 10.
- Grand Final is in Week 12.

Sign up for the Henry Davis York Client Interviewing Skills Competition here, and here to register as a volunteer client.

- Quarter-Finals are in Week 7.
- Semi-Finals are in Week 10.
- Grand Final is in Week 12.

 

B. Registration open for Semester 1 judges

Each year the Competitions Program would not be possible without the help of a small army of volunteer student judges.

To be eligible to judge a particular moot, a student must:

•      Have reached the quarter finals of any internal moot, and;

•      Have studied the area of law that the moot is concerned with.

OR

•      Have reached the quarter-finals of the moot they are applying to judge for (e.g. a student who reached the 2016 quarter finals of the Public International Law Moot could judge the 2017 Public International Law Moot, even if he or she has yet to study Public International Law.)

To be eligible to judge a particular skills competition a student must have reached quarter finals of the skills competition they are applying to judge for.

To sign up as a judge for any of SULS’ internal competitions listed above, please click here.

 

C. Applications open for internal competitions conveners

Applications are now open for the conveners of the SULS internal competitions for Semester 1. Applications are only open until Sunday 12 March at 5:00pm. To apply, please click here.

 

D. Applications for the subcommittee of the Baker & McKenzie National Women’s Moot

To apply, you must be a currently-enrolled law student in the Sydney Law School and identify as a woman. Applications for this competition will open in late Semester 1. Please check back here closer to this date or email competitions@suls.org.au for more information.


Competitions Handbook 

INFORMATION FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

The Competitions Handbook 2017 is the best source of information for all competitions run by SULS.

The guide includes:

-       A Calendar for Upcoming Events

-       An Outline of the Competitions for 2017

-       A Guide to the Fundamentals of Mooting, Client Interviewing, Negotiations and Witness Examination

-       Top Tips from Previous Winners!

-       Sample Written Submissions for Mooting

-       The 2017 “What Competition is for You”Questionnaire!

To check out the digital version click here!

Hard copies will be available for pick up from the SULS Office, any time from 10am-2pm, Monday through Thursday after Week 3/4.

MANUALS

·       MOOTING SCORESHEET.pdf

·       MOOTING JUDGING GUIDELINES.pdf

·       CLIENT INTERVIEWING SCORESHEET.pdf

·       CLIENT INTERVIEWING JUDGING GUIDELINES.pdf

·       NEGOTIATIONS SCORESHEET.pdf 

·       NEGOTIATIONS JUDGING GUIDELINES.pdf

 

CONTACT

If you have any questions regarding a specific competition, please contact the convenors for that competition. These contact details can be by found under each individual competition on the relevant page.

Please contact us with any general questions at competitions@suls.org.au.