GO Justice Challenge

Our annual GO Justice Challenge, allows students to develop ideas focusing on solving real social justice issues through the law. It aims to develop students' analytical thinking, independent research skills, and oral and written communication skills, which can be very valuable in their future professional careers. 

The GO Justice Challenge draws inspiration from mooting competitions and similar exercises of “experiential learning”. Instead of working on a fictitious legal problem, however, participating students will undertake research to try to address real legal problems. In addition to supporting students’ development of professional skills, the GO Justice Challenge aims to raise awareness among Law students of the ways in which they, as lawyers, can contribute to social change. For that reason, the problems in which students will work during the GO Justice Challenge will have an important dimension of social justice. 

Every year, the competition is structured around a series of pressing challenges identified by third sector organisations. In collaboration with a School of Law academic staff member, each partner organisation will present the challenge that participating students will have to address using their legal research skills. Student teams will draft and submit a report developing their response to a specific challenge. The winners of the competition will be announced at a final event to be held at the end of the second term.