Negotiations is a meeting between two legal teams (a team consisting of two participants), on behalf of their respective clients, with the intention of resolving a dispute. Negotiations are important in the legal sphere, since if performed successfully it can result in litigation being avoided. The Negotiations Competition help develop the competitor's creativity, problem solving, communication skills and team work which re relevant to any career, providing practical experience not acquired in the core law subjects. 

UNSW Law Society offers three Negotiations Competitions based on the competitor's skill and level.

Beginners Negotiations

  • Registration for Herbert Smith Freehills Beginners Negotiation is now open!

  • This competition aims to develop the practical dispute resolution abilities of students in a simulated, real-world negotiation environment, applicable to practice across all areas of the law. The Competition is open to first year UG and JDs. Students may choose to register alone or with a partner.

  • Registrations close: Wednesday 5 August 2015 at 5pm

  • Please note, a compulsory workshop will be held at UNSW on Wednesday 5 August 2015 at 6pm-8pm.

If you have any questions please contact Anthony Fong and Michael Pham at

Intermediate Negotiations

  • Offered to second year law students

Advanced/Senior Negotiations

  • Offered to third year students and above