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Trimester 1

  • Deakin Moot
  • Junior Moot
  • Deals
  • First year Negotiation (held at the Waterfront campus)

Trimester 2

Have a read over our  Competitions Guide!

Please NoteSection four of the Code of Conduct

Essay Competition

About the Essay Competition:

LIV Essay Comp


The LIV Young Lawyers and the DLSS Geelong is proud to announce a new Essay Writing competition focusing on the topic: Digital Disruption – the effect of technology on the future of law.

Entries must be between 1,500 words and 3,000 words in length. There is no 10% discretion margin. The word count does not include references, however any substantive topic discussion in the body of the footnotes will be included in the final word count. Entries must comply with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (3rd edition). Entries must be 1.5 or double spaced. Entries must be submitted as a Word document format or PDF format. Entries must be submitted with a cover page including the following:

  1. Student’s name;
  2. Student’s Deakin ID number;
  3. Essay title;
  4. Essay word count; and
  5. An abstract of no more than 150 words (not included in the final word count)

Entries must be submitted to by 5.00pm on 2/5/2018.

The winner of the competition will be announced by the Law Institute of Victoria and the DLSS Geelong Facebook pages, websites, and via the email they used to submit their essay.

The winner of the competition will receive one (1) complementary a year-long LIV membership for use in their graduate year following completion of their law degree.

The winner’s essay and runner up will have their entries published on the DLSS Geelong and LIV websites.

This competition is open to all current Deakin Law students, but specifically marketed towards penultimate or final year law students. It requires a fair amount of research and is an individual competition.


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About the Deals Competition:

Essentially Deals is a competition where you and a partner negotiate on behalf of your client to reach an agreement with another party. This competition involves fact finding and trying to figure out what the other teams objective is. It then requires you and the other party you to negotiate back and forth presenting positions and possible outcomes until you do or do not reach an agreement.

The ability to effectively negotiate on behalf of your client is an essential skill needed for legal practice and is highly sought after in the legal field. So take part in the Deals competition to develop and hone in on your negotiating skills!

This competition is open to students in years 2-5

In this competition it is important to look your best, meaning corporate attire is required-  so suit up!

Deals is a competition that requires 2 people per team

The level of preparation is medium-low as it does not require knowledge of the law, just the ability to hold your ground and get the best deal for your client.

Important dates:

Registrations: CLOSED
Heats begin: 23rd of April
Heats end: 27th of April
Date of final: TBA

To register, fill in the form below.