2017 DATES

This competition is run over 4 knockout rounds, held on weeknights at UWA. 

Round 1 (Week 3, Semester 1)
Tuesday 14 March
Thursday 16March

Round 2 (Week 5, Semester 1)
Tuesday 28 March
Thursday 30 March

Semi Final (Week 7,
Semester 1)

Thursday 13 April

Grand Final (Week 10, Semester 1) 
Thursday 27 April

This competition is only open to First Year JD students. It aims exposes First Year Students to the rules of evidence and the operation of the court system, whilst developing their skills of persuasive argument and oral advocacy.

The First Year Witness Examination Competition simulates a trial in which teams of two counsel represent the prosecution/plaintiff or the defence. The focus of the competition is examination and cross-examination of witnesses to provide an answer to a particular legal problem, together with the presentation of brief opening and closing addresses. Given this fact-finding objective, no knowledge of the substantive law is necessary, and only limited pre-trial preparation is required.

For any queries regarding this competition, please contact our Competitions VP Ellie Tapsell.


Blackstone Advocacy


First Year Witness Examination Rules 2017


Competitors compete in teams of two. Solo entrants will be accepted, though team entrants will be given priority.

APPLICATIONS opened wednesday 29 february 2017

applications closed wednesday 08 march 2017

Grand Final

Check out our Facebook Event page for the Grand Final for more information