This competition is now closed for 2024.

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 three 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. 

Witness Examination: Witness examination involves the examination of a witness in a civil or criminal 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 2024 ALSA Conference

The University of Queensland Law Society (‘UQLS’) will provide student competitors with partial subsidy (around $200) towards airfares. The UQLS will also arrange and cover the cost of accommodation for the duration of the competition. Students will need to cover any additional costs directly.