Applications for the 2022 competition are now closed.

The Australian Law Students Association (ALSA) Conference is an annual event where law students across Australia come together to compete, participate in forums and workshops and meet their fellow students through a number of organised social events. 

Students may apply to one or more of the following ALSA Competitions:

International Humanitarian Law Moot: This moot focuses on international public and humanitarian law, often involving issues of international peace and armed conflict, war crimes, and international humanitarian crime. The moot is sponsored by the Australian Red Cross. A team of two students will be selected for this competition.

Paper Presentation: This competition involves writing and presenting a paper on a legal topic of your choice. The winner of the Paper Presentation Final will also have their paper published in ALSA’s academic journal. One student will be selected to compete in this competition.

Client Interviewing: This competition involves speaking with a client to ascertain all the relevant facts, applying the law and then explaining this to the client in appropriate legal advice. A team of two students will be selected for this competition.

Negotiation: This competition involves teams of two students attending a negotiation on behalf of their client. Each team is provided with a set of relevant facts, some facts being known to both teams and some facts being confidential. The aim is to negotiate the best result for the client that your team represents. A team of two students will be selected for this competition.

Championship Moot: The ALSA Championshp Moot is one of the largest national mooting competitions, with 30 or so teams regularly competing. The topic area for the problem question rotates each year between core law subjects.

Witness Examination: Witness examination involves the examination of a witness in a civil or cirminal trial. This competition is fantastic for developing quick-thinking, communication and advocacy skills. One student will be selected to compete as the barrister in this competition. 

Find out more about the ALSA Conference