Norton Rose Fulbright Client Interview Competition

Sign-ups for the Norton Rose Fulbright Client Interview Competition are now CLOSED

Sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright

The Client Interview Competition provides students with the opportunity to develop skills including building rapport with clients, active listening and practical problem solving, which are of great value to many professions and a key part of legal practice. The competition simulates the first meeting between a client and two lawyers who have received a short memorandum beforehand. The focus of the competition is the identification of the client’s problem, eliciting relevant facts, handling their interests and suggesting an appropriate structured solution. No knowledge of the substantive law is required and only limited pre-interview preparation is necessary.

For any queries about this competition contact our Competitions VP, Pat Mackenzie or the Competitions Director of the 2015 Client Interview Competition, Fiona Le at


This competition is conducted over 5 knockout rounds, held on weeknights at UWA. The Grand Final is held at the Norton Rose Fulbright offices.

Round 1 (Week 2, Semester 1)

Wednesday 4 March

Round 2 (Week 5, Semester 1)

Wednesday 25 March

Thursday 26 March

Round 3 (Week 8, Semester 1)

Wednesday 15 April

Semi Final (Week 9, Semester 1)

Wednesday 22 April

Grand Final (Week 12, Semester 1, Norton Rose Fulbright Offices)

Thursday 14 May

Client Interview Guide 2015

Client Interview Rules 2015

Client Interview Assessment Sheet 2015

Client Interview Sample Problem 2015