Clayton Utz Witness Examination Competition

2017 DATES

This competition is run over 4 knockout rounds, held on weeknights at UWA. The Grand Final is hosted in the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Round 1 (Week 4, Semester 1)
Tuesday 21 March
Thursday 23 March

Round 2 (Week 6, Semester 1)
Tuesday 4 April
Thursday 6 April

Semi Final (Week 9, Semester 1)
Thursday 4 May

Grand Final (Week 11, Semester 1)
Thursday 18 May

This competition exposes students to the rules of evidence and the operation of the court system, whilst developing their skills of persuasive argument and oral advocacy.

The Witness Examination Competition simulates a trial in which one counsel represent the prosecution/plaintiff and the defence respectively. 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.

RULES

Clayton Utz Witness Exam 2017 Rules

GUIDE

Clayton Utz Witness Examination Competition Objections and Rules of Evidence Guide

REGISTRATION

applications open: 12pm, 9 march 2017

APPLY HERE FOR THE CLAYTON UTZ WITNESS EXAMINATION COMPETITION

Applications close: 12pm, 16 March 2016