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ALSA Competitions Skills Development Workshop


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Not sure what a client is, or how to talk to them? Never heard of a negotiation competition? Feeling lost about the practical skills you'll need once you leave law school? TULS has your back.

ALSA tryouts are approaching and TULS knows that some of the competitions on offer require skills that students don't have many opportunities to experience during their law degree. The same skills are vital to many areas of the profession, and experience in them looks great on a resume - if you're about to apply for grad positions or clerkships, this is particularly relevant to you.

If you are interested in preparing for the upcoming tryouts or just want to get a jump on the competition in the job market, come along to the TULS Skills Development Workshop! This workshop will focus on the skills involved in client interview, witness examination and negotiations, and will include sessions taken by professionals with real-world experience in the area, assisted by previous student competitors, and opportunities to have a go yourselves in a non-assessed and fun environment - the perfect opportunity to warm yourself up before trying out in front of a competition judge!

The night will start with wine, cheese, and the official launch of the 2018 TULS Competitions Guide, a vital resource for any students wishing to compete this year.

The workshop will be held on Friday 6 April in the Faculty of Law. Meet in the foyer for drinks and nibbles at 4pm for a 4.30 start. Pizza will be delivered at approximately 7pm!

In order to have a successful (and appropriately catered) evening, we ask students to sign up in advance and commit to attending! Sign up sheets will be available at Law Reception from Wednesday 20 March to 5pm Wednesday 28 March. Due to the Easter break, interested students may sign up via email to the Competitions Officers (competitions@tuls.com.au) on Thursday 29 March and Friday 30 March ONLY. Sign ups will close 5pm Friday 30 March.

Any students who sign up but then wish to pull out must contact the Competitions Officers at least 24 hours before the event. A no-show without notice may be taken into account in future consideration of that student's possible competition participation.