Ashurst Client Interview Competition


2019 DATES

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

Round 1
1A: Monday 1 April
1B: Tuesday 2 April
1C: Wednesday 3 April

Round 2
2A: Wednesday 17 April
2B: Thursday 18 April

Quarter Final

Tuesday 30 April

Semi Final
Tuesday 7 May

Grand Final
Tuesday 14 May

The Client Interview Competition provides students with the opportunity to develop practical skills importan in the legal profession. Such relevant skills practiced included building rapport with clients, active listening and practical problem solving.

The competition simulates the first meeting between a client and two lawyers who have received a short memorandum beforehand. The focus of the competition is the identification of the client’s problem, eliciting relevant facts, handling their interests and suggesting an appropriate structured solution.

No knowledge of the substantive law is required and only limited pre-interview preparation is necessary.

For any queries regarding this competition, please contact our Competitions VP, Alexander Gibson.

Information Session

Details released early Semester 1.


Client Interview 2018 Rules

Client Interview 2018 Guide


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

Registration Form

Client Interview Grand Final 2018

With special thanks to Ashurst for sponsoring the 2018 competition and allowing us to film in their offices. Competitiors featured are Grace Bettridge and Jordan Soresi.