Welcome to the AUT Law Students Society website
AUT Law School has a strong and motivated student body originating from a diverse cross-section of backgrounds. Many students have existing careers and practical experience from all manner of industry, some are working in the legal profession already, and many have come from schools and other Universities.
By networking with each other and the legal profession we can share these experiences and knowledge whilst working towards professional involvement in what we do. Through industry involvement we aim to gain financial support: It is our goal that we might soon establish assistance for those that need it, and scholarships for those who deserve it.
Critically, for those that follow us, we aim to leave a strong legacy, and healthy reputation, that will assist the AUT Law School to become a recognised presence in the law profession and a prominent option in the minds of those deciding where to study.
Hot off the Client Interviewing final, entries to the Minter Ellison Rudd Watts Witness Examination Competition opens this Monday 8th April at 9 am, and close on Wednesday 20th April at 5 pm. This is the first time this Competition is being held at AUT and as such many of you may not be aware of what this competition entails – so, I’ve linked the website below as it provides a number of resources that you will find helpful:
1. Information for competitors and witnesses;
2. An example fact pattern;
3. A video of the 2012 NZLSA competition final; and
4. Video tutorials and demonstrations from Minter Ellison partners themselves.
For those of you interested in advocacy and litigation, this competition will provide you with a great platform to see what it feels like. Please note each competitor must provide for their own witness – so when filling out entry forms don’t forget to fill in their details!
The Dates are – 16th April for Prelims, 17th April for Semis, and 18th April for the finals.
If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Finals last night were spectacular and the finalists very very close.
The Judges were very impressed with both our finalist teams.
Massive congratulations go to Katherine Tetzlaff and Christine James for winning the 2013 AUT in-house Russell McVeagh Client Interviewing Competition!
Thank you also to all those who came out to support our teams. As our winners, Katherine and Christine will be representing AUT at the ALSA conference (this year to be held in Perth) and also the NZLSA Conference. Well done!
Our Client Interviewing Competition Finalists are:
Katherine Tetzlaff & Christine James
Joseph Bergin & Hayden Smtih
The Client Interviewing Competition Finals are being held on the 4th of April at WY level 5 at 5.30 pm. Come and support our finalists – this is a great opportunity to see our best teams perform and learn from them!
We’ve also booked a bar downtown and will be subsidising drinks and catering for a Client Interviewing Final ‘After Party’ so it’d be great to see you all there!
Thank you to everyone who participated in Client Interviewing today – the competition was a huge success and the judges gave some really good feedback. I hope all of you enjoyed yourselves and learned a thing or two
The Semi finalists are:
Joseph Bergin and Hayden Smith
Anna Cherkashina and Jessie Song
Christine James and Katherine Tetzlaff
Brennan Rigby and Nicola Hartwell
Jeremy Whyte and Kish Proctor
Karl Schwarz Rebecca Cross
Congratulations to all the semi-finalists.
Just remember, to be eligible to have your named forwarded to NZLSA for ALSA Conference funding, you’ll need to be a paid up AUTLSS member for 2013.
Competitions Officer 2013
Best of luck to all our competitors in the Russell McVeagh Client Interviewing Competition starting next Monday night. Results up soon!
It went off amazingly, and we have a ton of cash ready to give back to you (as per the texts). Biiiiiiiig huge thanks to Links, we all helped out but it was really all her!