There are lots of competitions to get involved with this year, including Mooting, Negotiations, Client-interviewing and Commercial Awareness!

Your Competitions Zone

Chelsea Lewin – Head of zone
Jessica Mathew – Mooting Officer

Emily Neate – Commercial Awareness Officer
Jess Frith – Negotiations Officer
Antonieta Alvarez – Client-interviewing Officer

Christmas Mock Trial

The Christmas mock trial is back for this year, come and see who’s on trial and watch the outcome! Don’t forget to buy tickets for the raffle for the chance to win some amazing prizes.

Mooting

This year our mooting officer will be coordinating two internal mooting competitions for students to take part in, there will be preparation workshops and additional support to help prepare all students to take part in these competitions for the chance to win some prizes such as a mini-pupillage.

The Law Society is also entering several external mooting competitions, Jessica our mooting officer will be holding interviews and trials throughout the year. Keep an eye out on your emails and our social medias for the chance to get involved!

Commercial Awareness

This year we have a brand new role of a commercial awareness officer who will be training our students and educating them on the topic of commercial awareness. Commercial awareness is becoming increasingly more important in the legal sector and is very beneficial for students when it comes to applying for vacation schemes, open days and training contract applications which will eventually lead to further success in a job – It will also help you perform better in your current role, improve your decisions, strengthen your reputation, and increase your chances of winning a promotion. Our officer will be posting regular commercial awareness updates on our LawSoc Blog which will help expand students scope of commercial awareness and prepare them for competitions.

USSU Law Society are entered into the 2021 BIUCAC competition, we are encouraging all students to sign up to the BIUCAC competition to practice commercial awareness and gain some experience in preparation for our internal competitions. Our officer will also be coordinating a series of internal mini competitions which will occur bi-weekly in the new year – alongside this there will be a leaderboard for students to climb using their results from the competitions in order to win some exceptional prizes.

Negotiations

This year our negotiations officer will not only be continuing the very popular negotiations series but will also be looking to coordinate more interactive workshops to give students more experience and gain more skills which will enhance their CV and future applications.

Client-Interviewing

This year our client-interviewing officer Antonieta will be hosting two workshops in semester 1 to prepare students for our internal competitions which will see the winners put forward into the external regional client-interviewing competition for the chance to compete against two other universities.