Legal competitions are a strong tradition in Australian law schools. Participation affords students the opportunity to develop practical legal skills and improve legal research and reasoning skills. Almost every law school in Australia runs some kind of legal competition program, often facilitated by the campus law student society.

ALSA is proud to facilitate competition by the best of the best; the winners of each law school's internal competitions. The national finals of legal competitions are held at the annual July Conference. In many competitions, the winners go on to compete at the international finals.

The national finals of the following competitions are facilitated by ALSA:

  • ALSA Championship Moot

  • ALSA Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot

  • ALSA Witness Examination Competition (supported by Office of Public Prosecutions Victoria in 2019)

  • ALSA Negotiation Competition (supported by Deakin University Law School in 2019)

  • ALSA Client Interview Competition (supported by La Trobe University Law School in 2019)

  • ALSA Paper Presentation Competition

  • ALSA National Essay Competition (sponsored by Lipman Karas in 2019)

Please visit the individual competition pages to find out more information including videos and rules.

If you would like to contact ALSA's Competitions Officer about our competitions, please email