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International Law LLB(Hons) with professional experience: Events and lectures

Competitions

Client interviewing, negotiation and mediation

You can improve your practical legal skills and raise your personal profile by taking up the challenge of client interviewing, negotiation or mediation. It's fun and adds to your CV. Once you have perfected your skills during the course, you may have the opportunity to take part in competitions like these:

  • In-house competition: competitors take part in a role-play interview with a "client" in front of a panel of judges. Legal knowledge will be considered but your client-care skills are more important. Mooting and negotiation are also part of the competition.
  • Client Interviewing Competition for England and Wales: for this competition you work in teams of two, but otherwise the format is the same as the in-house competition. There are usually around 26 teams competing. Kingston students have won the Client Interviewing Competition in previous years.
  • Client Counseling Competition: when a team wins the national Client Interviewing Competition, they go on to represent England and Wales in the international Client Counseling Competition (it is American sponsored, hence the spelling) at the host nation. Kingston teams have competed in competitions held in New Zealand and Glasgow; one year the final was in Hawaii. Teams come from about 16 countries, including America, Canada, Australia, Sri Lanka and India.
  • Three-way competition: this client interviewing competition is run with Kingston University, the University of Surrey and the University of Law.
  • Negotiation Competition: in this national competition students practise and improve their negotiation skills.
  • National Mediation Competition: this competition focuses on using your mediation skills to resolve deadlock situations between two parties.
  • Mooting: our mooting sessions, where you will debate legal arguments, help you enhance your practical skills. You might even get the chance to compete at one of the competitions we have sent teams to, including, for example the English Speaking Union Mooting Competition.

Guest speakers and lectures

We've welcomed a number of guest speakers and law alumni, who've covered a wide range of topics, from whistle-blowing in sport to anti-corruption in Egypt. As well as eminent legal experts, like the Judge of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (Justice Gelaga King), Viscount Hailsham of St Marylebone and Lord Borrie, we've heard from:

  • Baroness Hale of Richmond, a British judge and the current President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
  • David Graham QC
  • Monty Raphael QC
  • Zac Goldsmith MP
  • Ed Davey MP.

In addition to these guest lectures, students have had chance to put their learning into real-world contexts through:

  • a cross examination of witnesses at Kingston upon Thames Crown Court
  • a training day organised by the National Centre for Domestic Violence, enabling law students to become case workers in domestic violence cases; and
  • an event on what law firms and clients look for in trainee and junior lawyers in a changing legal environment, hosted by Craig Sharpe from London law firm, Darlingtons.

Contact our admissions team

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020 3308 9929*

*Calls cost 7p per minute from a UK landline plus your phone company's access charge. Calls to this number from mobiles are normally deductible from your inclusive minutes.

Location

This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

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Contact our admissions team

Submit an enquiry

020 3308 9929*

*Calls cost 7p per minute from a UK landline plus your phone company's access charge. Calls to this number from mobiles are normally deductible from your inclusive minutes.

Location

This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

View Penrhyn Road on our Google Maps
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