Herbert Smith Freehills Negotiation Competition


Negotiation is run over 4 knockout rounds, culminating in the Grand Final at Herbert Smith Freehills’ offices. Preliminary rounds are conducted on weeknights at UWA, commencing at 6pm.

Round 1
Tuesday 11 September
Wednesday 12 September

Round 2
Tuesday 2 October
Wednesday 3 October

Semi Final
Thursday 16 October

Grand Final
Thursday 25 October

This competition aims to expose students to a form of consensual resolution of disputes that is increasingly prevalent in the community, while developing their skills of negotiation, perception and communication.

The Herbert Smith Freehills Negotiation Competition involves a simulated negotiation of a legal issue in which teams of two negotiators represent different parties to the dispute. The focus of the competition is the achievement of a negotiation outcome that satisfies the goals and expectations of each team’s client. Given this objective, no knowledge of the substantive law is necessary, and only limited pre-negotiation preparation is required.

For any queries regarding this competition, please contact our Competitions VP Georgina Due.



Herbert Smith Freehills Negotiation Competition Rules


Registrations opening date: NOW HERE

Registrations closing date: 3rd September 2018