FIRST YEAR WITNESS EXAM

2019 DATES

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

Round 1
Monday 11 March
Wednesday 13 March

Round 2
Monday 25 March
Wednesday 27 March

Semi Final
Thursday 4 April

Grand Final  
TBA

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 Alexander Gibson.

INFORMATION SESSION

Blackstone Advocacy

RULES

TBA: A minor rules update is pending

REGISTRATION

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

APPLICATIONS open: NOW!

APPLY HERE

applications closE: 1 March 2019