Melbourne University Law Students' Society

2019 Baker McKenzie State Party Negotiation Competition

This competition is now fully subscribed.

In 2019, the Competitions Portfolio will be running the State Party Negotiation Competition for the second time. In particular, it aims to add an international perspective to negotiation and to further explore some international law issues that are not covered in the International Humanitarian Law Moot. This Competition is a fantastic opportunity for students to grapple with an area of international law that they may not have necessarily studied at MLS. That being said, no prior knowledge is expected or required to participate!

2018 Results

Congratulations to Ilia Tsirogiannis and Linny Ng for winning the 2018 State Party Negotiation Competition. Congratulations to Jonty Bean and Jake Fava who were runner up of the Competition.

Winners of the 2018 State Party Negotiation Competition. Pictured (Left to Right): Linny Ng (Winner), Dr Carrie McDougall (Judge) and Ilia Tsirogiannis (Winner).

Competition Details

The Competition will comprise of two rounds: one preliminary round followed by a Grand Final. 

Team Size: 2 members

Information Session: Semester 2, Week 2, Wednesday 7 August 2019 at 1:00pm-2:00pm, Room 317

  • Slides for the session can be found HERE.

Registration: Registration will open on Thursday 8 August at 7:00pm. To register FOLLOW THIS LINK.

Round 1: Semester 2, Week 3: Wednesday 14 August and Thursday 15 August 2019 

Grand Final: Semester 2, Week 8: Thursday 19 September 2019


The 2019 timeline of how the competition evenings will be run can be found here.


The 2019 Guidebook and Rules of the Competition can be found here.


Ilias Tsirogiannis

State Party Negotiations Officer