Considering career options as a student can be daunting. This competition is designed to give students in year 12 or equivalent an interactive and fun understanding of the varied tasks required of a Solicitor. Not only will participating in this competition be informative, fun and a great experience, it will also demonstrate to future educational institutions and employers that you mean business (well, law!). Once your teacher has registered the school, you will receive login details to the Student Portal where you can access the initial rounds of the competition.
Once your teacher has registered your school, they will be able to provide you with login details to register as a student. There is no limit as to how many students register from one school.
After the registration deadline (18 December 2018) we will assign teams of between 2 – 4 students from the same school. You will be able to make changes to these teams if you so wish at a later date.
Obviously we don’t expect students to know the law. However, to provide as much background knowledge as possible, this 30 minute webinar, hosted by Kingsley Napley trainees, will provide some legal tips of the trade that might help participants complete the first task.
Don’t have time for a webinar? Do not worry. You will be able to download the video of the webinar from the Student Portal after it has taken place .
Live Webinar will take place on 6 February 2019.
Let the games begin!
Students will be provided with a fictional scenario based on a school muck up day gone awry. The teams will be asked to analyse the facts set out in the scenario and identify a variety of legal issues. They will also have to apply the legal knowledge they have gained from the factsheets and webinar to answer a series of questions.
This task goes live on 31 January 2019. The deadline is 15 February 2019.
The second task is designed to test students on their ability to interview a witness. We will assess the students’ client care and communication skills, as well as their ability to extract key information from a witness. They will then have to use this information to draft a brief witness statement to support their client’s case.
Held between 25 February 2019 and 7 March 2019.
In the final heat, students will be asked to prepare a short presentation which would persuade a potential client to instruct them. Solicitors routinely have to pitch for work in the extremely competitive legal market. The students must use their presentation and interpersonal skills to stand out from the crowd and show the ‘client’ why they are the best solicitors to take their case on.
This task goes live on 14 March 2019. The deadline is 3 April 2019.
Feedback provided and finalists announced.
Feedback provided and finalists announced on 23 April 2019.
Four teams will be selected to participate in the final in front of an audience of up to 200 of their peers. The travel and accommodation for the final teams will be provided for finalists based outside of London. All schools who participate in the competition will be invited to attend the final as part of the audience.
The live final will be held in June 2019.
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