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The Practical Legal Skills Training

The Swiss Competitions for Law Students are innovating Swiss legal education and setting a new benchmark by implementing experiential learning and practical skills training into the law students’ curriculum. By negotiating transactions and disputes and by interviewing and advising clients in legal matters, candidates of the program learn to apply their legal knowledge. They are empowered to work in teams and to collaborate, and to produce legal services that add value to their clients.

Professional Journey Kick-Off

The educational program is designed by Lawbility in cooperation with Swiss law firms for Swiss law students and bar exam candidates in Switzerland. It aims to train at the beginning of their career the participants' professional legal language, empowers them with practical skills that enable them to develop strengths in client consultation, legal negotiation, and practical legal writing.

On the Rise of Artificial Intelligence in Legal Practice, Human Competences are the Key

Tomorrows lawyers are skilled and ready for the new challenges. Skilled lawyers are trained to apply their legal knowledge with a client-centered approach and to efficiently provide legal services that create solutions for their clients. Therefore, the Swiss Competitions teaches law students and junior lawyers on how to negotiate contracts, disputes, and transactions, empowers them to write in legal practice, and trains them to use professional language in client communication. This will enable the candidates of the program to effectively master the legal profession and successfully kick-off their legal career.


Swiss Competitions for Law Students


Schedule of the Swiss Client Consultation Competition

Race of Talents Events:
Friday 22 February 2019 (in Zurich) and Wednesday 27 February 2019 (in Geneva)

Practical Skills Training:
Tuesday 26 February (5.00 pm) to 1 March 2019 (in Geneva at Schellenberg Wittmer)

Competition Training:
Friday 15 March 2019 (in Zurich at Niederer Kraft Frey)

Swiss Client Interview Competition:
29 March 2019 (in Zurich at Niederer Kraft Frey)

International Client Consultation Competition:
3 to 6 April 2019 (in Dublin at the Law Society of Ireland)


Schedule of the Swiss Negotiation Competition

Next competition will take place in fall 2019. Application deadline 30 June 2019


Schedule of the Swiss Practical Legal Writing Competition

Next competition will take place in fall 2019. Application deadline 30 June 2019



February to April 2019
in Zurich | Geneva | etc.
Professional legal language & practical skills training. Client interview & legal negotiation & practical legal writing.

Train your practical skills.
Demonstrate your lawbility!

Your registration



  • Application is open. Candidate selection starts on 31 October 2018.
  • We encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible.
  • Early applications will be treated with priority.

Your benefits


  • Kick-start your legal career
  • Get a real-life experience
  • Train your professional legal language and presentation skills in front of an expert panel
  • Learn from client consultation and negotiation experts
  • Get feedback from representatives of renowned law firms and legal inhouse departments
  • Expand your national and international network – visit and meet law firms and legal employers
  • Learn how to successfully apply for your next career step and challenge

What former participants say about the program:


  • «... best learning experience in my legal education... »

  • «I made contacts with law students and legal professionals from all parts of Switzerland.»

  • «I could learn a lot from the feedback of the experts.»

  • «... reasonable ground to escape from my textbooks...»

  • «I was offered an internship in a law firm.»