ALSA Conference Competitions

Held annually in July, the ALSA Conference is attended by more than 500 law students from Australia, New Zealand, and South-East Asia. It is one of the largest student conferences in Australia, and the only conference of its kind for law students. 

The conference plays host to some of the brightest law students as they compete in the national finals of six incredible legal competitions, including Open Mooting, Client Interview, Witness Examination, International Humanitarian Law Moot, Negotiation, and Student Paper.

This year the July ALSA Conference is being held in Canberra, ACT at the Australian National University from 3 - 8 July 2017.

See the ALSA website here for more details.

ELIGIBILITY

The Society partially sponsors delegates to go to the Conference. In 2017, the Society will send competitors for: Championship Moot, Client Interview, Witness Examination, and Negotiation.

The Blackstone Society selects our competitors to send based on our own Internal Competitions for all competitions except for the Championship Moot. To compete at ALSA, priority is given first to competitors who won the Grand Final of the Blackstone Internal Competition, then to the second, third and then fourth placed individual or team.

Where the Grand Finalists of the Internal Competitions are unavailable, as they have graduated, or have other plans during the winter break, the Society will open up applications to all law students who are Blackstone members.

Championship moot APPLICATIONS

There are two positions available for students to represent the Blackstone Society at the ALSA Conference in the Championship Moot competition. These competitors will be determined through an application and interview outlined below. The competitors will work as a team and compete over a series rounds.

Applications Close: 5pm Thursday 4 May

Interviews: Monday 8 May

Stage one: expression of interesT

To apply, please send a 200-300 word expression of interest to the Competitions VP, Ellie Tapsell via competitionsvp@blackstone.asn.au. Please address the following criteria:

  1. Experience in mooting/public speaking;
  2. Ability to work in a team;
  3. Interest in the competition and why you would like to represent Blackstone;
  4. Details of any experience you have competing interstate or overseas in a mooting/public speaking competition or similar; and
  5. Have you completed a Mental Health training session (note: selected competitors will be required to attend a short training session before attending the Conference)

STAGE TWO: INTERVIEWS

Short-listed applicants will be interviewed. The interviews will be conducted by the Blackstone Society in conjunction with UWA Faculty to determine the suitability of each candidate. The interview will consist of:

  1. A two minute speech on any area of law you are interested in; and
  2. A short interview afterwards

ALSA COMPETITION RULES

Championship Moot

Witness Examination

Client Interview

Negotiation