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Client Interview

The NDSLS is responsible for the organisation of a variety of competitions each year. Our competitions provide the opportunity for students to develop their practical legal skills in a supportive, engaging and interesting environment. We provide a diverse range of internal and external competitive opportunities.

Each competition is modelled after real life situations and each case draws inspiration from realistic legal issues and concepts. These competitions are made with a focus on research skills, strong oral and written communication, logical and critical thinking as well as creative problem solving.

Many of the most rewarding experience at law school come from these competitions, as always we welcome the participation of all our students. The rewards of participating in competitions extend well beyond applying what you learn in lectures and create an everlasting impact on your professional legal skills and development.

If you are interested in competing in any of our NDSLS competitions, please contact our Competitions Director Dominique Bergman at or Competitions Assistant Director Norma Barrios at

2023 Competitions Calendar


Client Interview

Client interview gives you a legal rule and asks you to apply it to a given situation in the most straightforward way.


Negotiation is all about avoiding an entrenched position while improving your reasoning by getting the other side to agree to an outcome in the best interests of your client.

Paper presentation

If you are someone who is interested in lots of different aspects of law, then the flexibility to write and present about any legal topic you are interested in, makes Paper Presentation the competition for you.


Mooting is about who has done the most impressive job of presenting their case and is THE competition for those aspiring barrister’s out there.

Witness Examination

Act as counsel in a legal circumstance that enables you to examine and interrogate witnesses in order to reveal logical answers to a particular legal problem by uncovering the ‘facts’.

Competitions Guide

 Your ‘go-to’ for all things to do with NDSLS Internal Competitions. Please see below for how competitions are run and tips and tricks into each internal competition.


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