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International Client Consultation Competition (ICCC) 2017

Wednesday 19 April - Saturday 22 April 2017

Welcome to the Brown Mosten International Client Consultation Competition (ICCC) hosted this year by Kent Law School at The University of Kent. Kent is proud to host this prestigious event and we look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful parkland campus location in Canterbury.

Joining instructions & contact details

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Competition

The Brown Mosten Competition is an annual competition for the winners of national competitions across the world. It provides an exciting opportunity for law students to learn and practice interviewing and counselling skills as well as to meet young lawyers from an amazing range of nations and cultures.

The Competition simulates a law office consultation in which two law students, acting as lawyers, are presented with a client matter. The students are given a brief written memorandum that identifies the general nature of the client’s problem before the interviews are held. The students conduct an interview with a person playing the role of the client. Students are expected to elicit the relevant information from the client, explain the relevant laws, present the client with their options, and assist the client to select their preferred resolution. The interview with the client is then followed by a post-consultation period during which the students analyze the interview and discuss the work to be undertaken. The interview and post-consultation period last a total of 45 minutes. The students are evaluated against specific criteria that emphasize the use of listening, questioning, planning, and analytical skills in a lawyer/client interview.

  • Competition topic: The topic for the 2017 competition is - Residential neighbours
  • Competition venue: The Grimond Building, University of Kent (download a copy of our campus guide to help you find your way around)

Schedule of events

Wednesday 19 April

Time Event Location
13.00 - 15.00 Arrival and registration The Grimond Building
15.30 - 16.00 Opening ceremony - Welcome with Head of Kent Law School (Professor Toni Williams), Graham Robson and Johanne Thompson  
16.00 - 16.30 Team introduction and letter draw  
16.30 - 17.30 Masterclass - Graham Robson and Mat Parry  
18.00 Social evening: Fish & chips Hut 8, Turing College, Canterbury campus
19.00 - 20.00 'Much Ado About Nothing' by Canterbury Shakespeare Festival  

 

Thursday 20 April - Competition Day 1

Time Event Location
09.00 - 09.30 Judges' and Clients' Briefing The Grimond Building
09.30 - 13.00 Morning session: 1st Round Heats  
13.00 - 13.45 Lunch  
13.45 - 14.15 Judges' and Clients' Briefing  
14.15 - 17.45 Afternoon session: 1st Round Heats  
17.00 - 19.00 AGM: for national representatives  
20.00 Social evening (self-funded)

Students go to Old Brewery Tavern, Canterbury

Please submit menu choices by Friday 31 March to iccc2017@kent.ac.uk

 


 

Staff (coaches, national reps and anyone else) go to Wildwood (restaurant), Canterbury

Please submit menu choices (from menu 1 or menu 2) by Friday 31 March to iccc2017@kent.ac.uk (there are two price options as there is a dessert on menu 2)

 

Friday 21 April - Competition Day 2

Time Event Location
09.00 - 09.30 Judges' and Clients' Briefing The Grimond Building
09.30 - 13.00 Morning session: 2nd Round Heats  
13.00 - 13.45 Lunch  
13.45 - 14.15 Judges' and Clients' Briefing  
14.15 - 17.45 Afternoon session: 2nd Round Heats
18.30

Social Evening: Barbeque

Announcements for semi-finals

Cultural evening: three-minute presentations

Dolce Vita, Canterbury campus

  • opening times for Kent café outlets are available here - please be aware that, on the Friday night, Dolce Vita will be open to other guests too (ICCC groups will be kept separate from any others).

 

 

Saturday 22 April - Competition Day 3

Time Event Location
09.00 - 09.30 Judges' and Clients' Briefing The Grimond Building
09.30 - 13.00 Semi-Finals: Heats  
13.00 - 14.15 Lunch  
14.30 - 18.30 Finals Grimond Lecture Theatre 1
19.30 Awards Ceremony

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Please submit menu choices (below) by Friday 31 March to iccc2017@kent.ac.uk

Competition memos

The 2017 Consultation Memos are now available on the Brown Mosten website

Rules

Assessment criteria

Participating countries

The list of participating countries is as follows:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • England and Wales
  • Finland
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Nigeria
  • Northern Ireland
  • Malaysia
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Scotland
  • Sri Lanka
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United States

Competition history

In 1969, Louis M Brown established a Client Counselling Competition for law students which was adopted by The American Bar Association in 1972. The International Competition was inaugurated in 1985 with three teams: Canada, the USA and the UK. By 2011, 24 countries took part with law students from Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Canada, China, England and Wales, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Irish Republic, Jamaica, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Scotland, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and the United States.

The International Competition was named after Louis M Brown in 1993 in recognition of the inspiration he provided as originator of the competition. In 2010, the name was changed to acknowledge the immense contribution of Californian lawyer Forrest S Mosten who has been the president of the competition for over 25 years.

The winners’ names are inscribed on the plaque awarded as the competition trophy. The winners also receive prizes donated by the International Bar Association.

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Last Updated: 20/04/2017