The Louis M. Brown and Forrest S. Mosten 
International Client Consultation Competition

Building Bridges Not Walls: ICCC 2016

NZ teamAs everyone who has ever been involved in this wonderful competition notes, this is the most supportive and learning focused  law competition in the world. The 2016 competition which took place from 27-30th April at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada was no exception. 18 teams took part and the ultimate winners were Eve Bain and Fayez Fuzz Shahbaz from Victoria School of Law, New Zealand. The runners up were Gillian McGarry and Ilaria Moretti from the University of Glasgow, Scotland and Chloe Chatton and Fi Richardson from the University of Brighton, England.

all teamsOther teams taking part were Australia (Macquarie University), Canada (University of Victoria),  Georgia (Free University Tbilisi), Germany (University of Cologne), India (V.M Salgaocar College of Law), Iran (Tehran University), Ireland (The Law Society of Ireland), Malaysia (International Islamic University), Netherlands (Maastricht University), Northern Ireland (Queens University Belfast), Poland (University of Lublin), Switzerland (University of Zurich), Turkey, Ukraine (Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University) and the USA (Albany Law School). Memos for the competition interviews are available here.

Registration via the competition website. Registration fees should be paid here via PayPal. Please enter your name in the description box after clicking Buy Now.  Note this is drop down menu! There are alternative methods of payment. Please contact Jody Mosten for details.

Fees: $500 per team. This covers two students, one coach and one national representative.  Both coach and national rep must be the actual coach and national rep: they cannot be substituted with a relative, for instance.  $250 for all other attenders. It is up to the host whether people coming to judge or help with administration receive a fee waiver.  All such inquiries should be directed to the host.


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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 (and not so young) lawyers from an amazing range of nations and cultures. You will find all the basic information you need from here though each competition host runs a website with detailed information about the current year's competition. You can also find links to national competitions on the left.

In May 2010, the competition's name was subtly changed from "client counselling" to "client consultation". It was felt that "consultation" reflects better the activity as opposed to the words interviewing, advising or counselling. The name of the Californian lawyer Forrest S. Mosten was also added to the title of the competition. This is in recognition of Woody Mosten's immense contribution to the growth and development of the competition. Woody has also been the president of the competition for over 25 years.


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last update 25 May 2016
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The Louis M. Brown and Forrest S. Mosten International Client Consultation Competition is incorporated in California as a qualified private foundation as defined under Internal Revenue Code Section 509. Its IRS Tax ID # is  95-4291235 (currently on file as Louis M. Brown International Client Counseling Competition, official name change pending) . Any donations to the Brown-Mosten International Client Consultation Competition are tax deductible as permitted by law in your jurisdiction.

A superbly hosted competition saw teams from Georgia, Nigeria and England & Wales make the final 3. The winning team was Claire Coleman and Phillipa Byrne from Manchester Metropolitan University in England. Congratulations too to runners-up Tamar Phatsatsia and Nodar Chiabrishvili from Caucusus University, Georgia and Chukwu C. Samuel and Esther Johnson Chu from the University of Abuja, Nigeria.

Other teams taking part were: University of Sydney, Australia*; University of Windsor, Canada;  University of Cologne, Germany; National Law University, Delhi; Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Indonesia; Law School of Ireland*; International Islamic University, Malaysia*; Universidad Motolinía del Pedregal, Mexico; Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand*; Maastricht University, Netherlands;; University of Ulster, Northern Ireland; Unversity of Strathclyde, Scotland; Sri Lanka Law School; Lawbility, Switzerland; Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey; National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine*; WMU-Cooley Law School, United States*. (* Teams progressing to semi-finals)

Out with the old

The ICCC shield dating back to 1985 was filled up last year. It has now been presented to competition sponsors the International Bar Association who will be displaying it in their London Offices.