Competitions

Welcome to the Blackstone Society Competitions Hub!

NEW – Check out our Competitions Handbook

To view or download the 2015 Competitions Handbook that answers all your questions, click here:

Competitions Handbook 2015

What competitions are available?

Blackstone offers a range of different competitions for all students across all levels of skill and experience. Competitions run year round so hopefully you can find something here for you.

We have competitions exclusively for pre-law students, some only for first year JD’s. Other competitions don’t rely on any knowledge of substantive law and so are a fantastic introduction into the wonderful world of competitions. There are three types of competitions Blackstone supports:

  • Blackstone Competitions – internal competitions generally for students studying the JD
  • Pre-Law Competitions – competitions for students who are enrolled in either of the UWA pre-law majors. You don’t have to have an assured entry pathway to compete in these competitions
  • External Competitions – every year Blackstone sponsors a small number of student to participate in external competitions against students from other universities.

Why compete?

There are a range of reasons to try your hand in a competition. Competitions are an opportunity to apply your legal knowledge in  practical setting, develop your advocacy, research and reasoning skills, it looks great on your resume, meet people and get feedback from industry professionals.

Grand Finalists in internal competitions are eligible to be sponsored for a week long trip to ALSA to compete against universities from around the Asia Pacific!

How do I get involved?

Applications for the various competitions open at different times, check out each of the specific competitions in the relevant section.

There is also plenty of opportunities for students who aren’t competing to help out in Court on the night by taking the role of the judges associate. It’s a great way to learn more about the competitions, get access to industry professionals and get involved in Blackstone. If you’re keen to be an associate for any competition, contact the Competitions Officer, Kelsey Montgomery competitionsofficer@blackstone.asn.au.

Who do I contact?

For general enquiries about competitions, contact Pat Mackenzie, the Competitions Vice-President at competitionsvp@blackstone.asn.au. Also, check out our FAQ page here.

If you wish to register interest in acting as an associate or client, please contact the Competitions Officer, Kelsey Montgomery at competitionsofficer.blackstone@gmail.com

Each competition has its own Director. For specific enquiries about a particular competition, contact the relevant director:

Witness Examination – Sarah Oldfield – witnessexamination@blackstone.asn.au

Student Paper – Amy Saunders – studentpaper@blackstone.asn.au

Client Interview – Fiona Le – clientinterview@blackstone.asn.au

Open Mooting – Geoff Benson – openmooting@blackstone.asn.au