top of page

Legal Skills Competitions

Competitions are a great way to develop the skills you will need when you become a lawyer, while you are still at law school. Each year, AUTLSS puts on five key competitions. They are Witness Examination, Client Interviewing, Negotiations, Mooting and Paper Presentation (quite new) . Most of the competitions (except WitEx and Paper Presentation) have junior and senior versions to ensure they are accessible for all year levels. All students are welcome - and you don't need to be a pro to enter, just give it a go! Information about when and where the competitions are to be held will be posted on AUTLSS media channels throughout the year. If you win the senior / open competition, an opportunity to represent AUT an Nationals awaits. (To be hosted by Canterbury University in 2024 - we will send eight competitors across the five competitions). 

Witness Examination (WitEx)

Sponsored by Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

2024 dates 25, 26, 27 March


Client Interviewing
Sponsored by Institute of Professional Legal Studies

Senior Client Interviewing
2024 dates 20, 22, 24 May



Senior Negotiations
Sponsored by Buddle Findlay

2024 dates 12, 13, 14 March
Junior Negotiations
Sponsored by Chapman Tripp
2024 dates: 19, 20, 22 August


Sponsored by Bell Gully

Senior Mooting
2024 dates: 29 April, 1 & 2 May
Junior Mooting
2024 dates: 22, 24, 25 July

Paper Presentation
Sponsored by LexisNexis NZ

2024 dates: Paper due on 12 April, oral presentation on 9 May

bottom of page