Legal Negotiation Competition - Video

Client Interview Competition - Video

What are the “Swiss Competitions for Law Students”?

  • The 7th edition of the Swiss Competitions for Law Students include the following programs: Legal Negotiation, Client Consultation and Practical Legal Writing.
  • The programs each include a practical skills training seminar preparing the students for the competitions on a national level. The finalists for each of the competitions will be chosen by a jury of experienced legal practitioners at the end of the seminars.
  • The winners of the national competitions win a private expert training & coaching and will be sponsored to represent Switzerland in the International Law Students Competitions 2018 held at the Dublin University, Ireland (Client Consultation Program) and in Tokyo University, Japan (Legal Negotiation Program).
  • The practical skills training seminars and competitions provide an exciting opportunity for law students to learn, practice and demonstrate negotiation, interviewing and counselling skills in front of an expert jury as well as meeting peers and experienced lawyers from reputable law firms on a national, and for the winners of the competitions on an international level.
  • All students who participated in the competitions so far started their legal careers very well.

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Practical Legal Writing Competition
  • In the practical legal writing seminar, participants will learn skills and techniques to communicate professionally in legal practice.
  • The competition will take place (date to be announced) and is open to all participants of the Swiss Competitions.
  • At the end of the competition, the winners of the Practical Legal Writing Competition will be announced.

Schedule of the Swiss Legal Negotiation Competition
  • Next competition will take place in fall 2019. Application deadline 30 June 2019

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) (click here for more information)


The programs (national and international competitions) are held in English.


  • The participation is free of charge.
  • The invitation includes participation in either of the two seminars (Legal Negotiation or Client Consultation), course documentation and participation in one of the competitions. Meals and refreshments will be partly provided during the program.
  • Personal travel and other personal costs are at the expense of the students.