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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.

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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.


What is this all about?


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 21 September 2016
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Fabulous 2015 comp sees England on top in Lincoln, Nebraska

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 presented to competition sponsors the International Bar Association who now display it in their London Offices.