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The Competitions portfolio has created the Competitions guidebook, which contains valuable information, tips, and rules for the UNLSA competitions. Competitions are a great, pressure-free way to learn valuable tips and tricks about the practical side of the law before stepping out into the real world!
The Competitions portfolio is comprised of the Vice President of Competitions, the Directors of Competitions (Advocacy), the Directors of Competitions (Skills), and the Director of Competitions (Intervarsity).
Vice President of Competitions
is responsible for overseeing the operation of the UNLSA's internal competitions, and liaising with the Law School and other Universities for the planning and preparation of Intervarsity Competitions.
The Director of Competitions (Intervarsity) is responsible for selecting and assisting teams to compete in numerous Intervarsity Competitions, as well as communicating with the Law School and other universities across the globe to get the best experience possible for Newcastle University students.
2023 Client Interviewing Handbook
Having the ability to establish a rapport with your client is an essential skill for lawyers, hence an imperative skill to learn as a student. Prospective employers appreciate the value of educational competitions in developing practical legal skills and are keen to employ well-rounded individuals.
2023 Paper Presentation Handbook
Paper Presentation allows students to research a legal topic of their choosing, undertake requisite research, write an essay and present their topic to a panel of judges. This competition is more suited to senior students with a passion for jurisprudence. Nevertheless, everyone is encouraged to enter.