Client Interviewing Competition Final

The second Nottingham Law School Client Interviewing Competition concluded with the final at Nottingham Law School’s Legal Advice Centre on Wednesday 9 November 2016.

The second Nottingham Law School Client Interviewing Competition concluded with the final at Nottingham Law School’s Legal Advice Centre on Wednesday 9 November 2016.

The competition was open to all second and third year students on the undergraduate (LLB) law programmes. This unique experience saw 20 students all working in pairs to interview a client with a fictional legal issue.

The competition commenced with a training session where all the students had the opportunity to build on their interview methods and techniques. In the next stage, the students completed a set of interviews, where each person had the chance to play either a client or a judge.

In round two and the semi-final, each pair of students met with a client (played by law school tutors). The pairs received a small brief about the issue concerning the client and then had to complete a 20 minute interview. A Law School tutor, acting as a judge then assessed the performances. The top scoring teams progressed to the next round.

In the final, the students met with a client who had a complicated contractual problem and the students then had 30 minutes to provide the client with legal advice in the presence of three judges, lecturer Helen Taylor, solicitor Faye Deverell and Pastoral Advisor Julie Higginbottom. The acting judges were all impressed by the professionalism shown by the finalists. After a challenging day, the winners were announced Dalitso Tembo and Lee-Roy Makuyana, both in their final year on LLB Law (full-time). The runners up were Marie Christelle Zoro and Athina Agrafioti. Jenny Chapman announced the winners and gave the prizes on the day of the final.

Dalitso Tembo stated “The Client Interviewing Competition was an invaluable experience and I would recommend students to definitely have a go.”

Client Interviewing Competition Final

Published on 6 December 2016
  • Category: Nottingham Law School

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