The Mock Trial Competitions are interactive learning experiences that introduce students to the law by taking them out of the classroom and immersing them in the thrill of a criminal trial. Using cases specially written by legal professionals and based on real trials, the students team up to compete in inter-school competitions around the country.
The Bar Mock Trial Competition and Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial Competition could not run without the support of the Bar Council, the Faculty of Advocates, The Bar Library of Northern Ireland, the Circuits and the Inns of Court, the Magistrates’ Association, HMCTS and the Jomati Foundation. Entry into these competitions is only available to non fee-paying schools.
The Independent Schools Mock Trial Competition is only open to schools from the independent sector.
All three Competitions heavily rely on the generosity of judges, magistrates, barristers, advocates and other legal professionals who volunteer their expertise.
Information on Mock Trial Conferences is available here.