First Year Witness Examination

Registration for this competition has NOW CLOSED.

Competitors may join the Facebook group here.

For the seventh consecutive year, the LSS brings you the First Year Witness Examination Competition. The problems are pitched at a level that is accessible to first years and there is a strong emphasis on helping teams improve round to round. 

Each team is guaranteed to take part in at least three rounds, with the Grand Finalists competing in a total of 7 witness examinations across the year. There is no better way of getting experience as a first-year than through the 2021 First Year Witness Examination Competition.

In Semester 1, 2021, preliminary rounds will be held online. Whether subsequent rounds and finals will be held online or in person will be confirmed in the coming months.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Malaika Khattak and Tulsi Kavar at firstyearwitness@mulss.com.

2021 KEY DATES

Round 1: Wednesday 17/3 and Thursday 18/3
Round 2: Wednesday 31/3 and Thursday 1/4
Round 3: Wednesday 21/4 and Thursday 22/4
Round 4: Tuesday 11/5 and Wednesday 12/5
Quarter-Final: Wednesday 4/8
Semi-Final: Wednesday 25/8
Grand Final: Wednesday 8/9

Dates are subject to change.


KEY DOCUMENTS


2021 RESULTS

Winners – Aaron Low and Benji Batten
Runners Up – Arshya Kulkarni and Olivia Jackson
Judges – Penelope Neskovcin QC (VicBar) and Leana Papaelia (VicBar)

Congratulations to Aaron Low and Benji Batten for winning the 2021 First Year Witness Examination Competition.

Congratulations to Arshya Kulkarni and Olivia Jackson who were the runners up of the competition.

Thank you to our Co-opts Malaika Khattak and Tulsi Kavar and thank you to all those who participated in 2021.


PAST WINNERS

2021 – Aaron Low and Benji Batten

2020 – Janice Chan and Shruti Sudarsan

2019 – Alyssa Kim and Yuandong Qin

2018 – Dave Johnson and Bodhi Shribman

2017 – Sean Carr and Jessie Li

2016 – Elif Sekercioglu and Jacob Rodrigo

2015 – Caitlin O’Neil and Madeline Close

2014 – Finn Douglas and Esther Faine-Vallantin