36 law schools have entered the 2015 competition, the largest number in the 30 years the competition has been running. We are also delighted to announce that for the first time Irwin Mitchell solicitors will be hosting all 3 regional events at their offices in London, Sheffield and Birmingham. Meanwhile we have just had a very successful national training day at Oxford Brookes University on 24 January 2015. 85 students were briefed and took part in practice interviews with feedback from experienced coached and ex winners of the competition.
This long-established law school skills competition now sees about 30 universities competing to represent their country in the International Client Consultation Competition, which this time is being held in April 2015 at the University of Nebraska. The subject matter under discussion in law schools around the world will be Small Businesses . We see this as an excellent opportunity to reaffirm the importance of commercial awareness to our law students.
The winning team members and the winning law school receive prizes from the Law Society of England & Wales to assist them in attending the international competition.