What is the legal triathlon?
The first competition of its kind, the Legal Traithlon involves a Client Interview, Negotiation and First Instance Trial, all revolving around a single secnario. You'll take part as a group of two or three competitors and are matched with another team from the very start, who act as the 'other side'.
In addition to carrying out the three main tasks above, you'll also be able to communicate with your client and other witnessess throughout the process. Points are awarded not only for performance in each round but also to your overall professionalism and teamwork throughout the competition.
Why 'run' the legal triathlon?
Perhaps you've competed in all three competitions and now you want to be able to declare yourself the King or Queen of Legal competitions? Or maybe you just prefer to work on a case like a real lawyer - from start to finish with the same scenario.
The Legal Triathlon is a great way to solidify your skills in any of the three competition areas, as well as help prepare you for legal practice. Dealing with clients for a half hour interview is one thing, handling their needs over an entire competition period is another!
There's also an increased focus on teamwork, as you will have to work well together to ensure you don't miss anything that could be beneficial to your case! Participating in a team of three is therefore recommended as it allows one partner per round to 'sit out' and explore the bigger picture of the case at hand.
Competition Winners & Runners up for 2020
Ella Nolan-King, Katrina Dougal and Molly Danes
Megan Latschrauner, Megan Morrison and Huda Musa
Alex Christos and Hashem Kherfan
Mollie Day and Molly Lockerbie
Legal Triathlon Committee