For some, it is the sole reason why they are at law school - for that one moment where they get to cry out "You can't handle the truth".
Witness Examination is a simulated civil or criminal trial. The trial is run from the opening statements, through the examination of witnesses to the closing addresses. Sometimes it involves quick thinking, but the advocacy skills you'll develop will be priceless.
Most Witness Examination competitions, including the National Finals held annually at ALSA Conference, run with one barrister and one non-competitive witness for each side. A few universities run the competition with two barristers per side.
For more information see the 2011 Witness Examination Rules here.
The 2011 Competition will be sponsored by Thomson Reuters.