About Client Interview
A Client Interview, is just that. You will act as a newly admitted solicitor who has just been booked for a client interview with a very brief scenario usually no more than “Jimmy wants to talk to a lawyer about an altercation at a bar”. Your mission is to extract the key facts and apply the legal reasoning to be able to advise your client (do as much as you can within the limited time frame).
The topic for the Client Interview Competition is Torts and we keep the law pretty basic. This competition is perfect for students who are new to a law degree and want to get involved as it requires minimum commitment and helps build up your communication skills!
Venue: Justice Smith Reading Room, RMIT Building 13
Times: 30 minute slot between 6:00pm – 8.30pm
Date: Monday 9 April 2018
If you are OUA student (or just can't make it to the venue), you can still compete. We are offering Client Interviews via teleconference/Skype. Please advise when registering.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred time slot to register for this competition
How to prepare?
Read the article ‘How to conduct an effective client interview’ which can be found on rmitlss.com
Start practicing with your fellow students.
Ask others who have done it what their learnings have been.