1 year ago

27 March, 2017

Monash Law Students' Society

Organised by:
Monash Law Students' Society

Proudly sponsored by Allens.

Do you like interrogating your friends to find out every single detail about their personal life? We might just have the competition for you.

The Monash Law Students' Society Client Interview competition is one of the most popular competitions run during the year. It often boasts the highest number of entrants and is particularly popular as it involves no specific legal knowledge.

How the competition works:

A team of two law students act as solicitors with the task of conducting an initial interview with a new client regarding a mystery legal problem. Your job is to tease out all of the material facts from the client regarding their ‘legal dilemma’. Teams are awarded a score for their performance based on the number of facts ascertained, their teamwork skills and their level of professionalism. Monash Law students from all year levels are encouraged to enter. In order to participate as solicitors, you will be required to wear corporate/formal attire. Your pair is also required to bring along a friend to be a volunteer client for another team's client interview. This volunteer does not have to be a law student, nor do they have to dress formally.

See the 2017 Client Interview Competitors' Guide for more information:

What you learn:

The competition helps to develop strong interpersonal skills amongst law students and relevant legal skills and knowledge in relation to interviewing etiquette.

Competition dates for 2017 are as follows:

Registration opens: Monday 20 March
Registration closes: Friday 24 March

Round One: Monday 27 March beginning at 6:30pm (competition starts at 7pm)

Round Two: Wednesday 29 March beginning at 6:30pm (competition starts at 7pm)

Quarter Final: Monday 3 April beginning at 6:30pm (competition starts at 7pm)

Semi-Final: Wednesday 5 April beginning at 6:30pm (competition starts at 7pm)

Grand Final: Monday 10 April beginning at 6:30pm

The competition starts at around 7pm and concludes at approximately 9.30pm.

To register for Client Interview 2017, go to: https://goo.gl/forms/G9x2jRzvBwZjdaCo1

Once registrations open, get in quick as the competition is capped at 64 teams!

Prior to signing up please read the LSS Competitions Regulations:

For any further questions please contact the Competitions Team by email at compsofficers@monashlss.com.