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SmartLaw is a programme from Young Citizens.

Mock Trials

The Mock Trial Competitions provide a unique opportunity to introduce students to the criminal justice system through an immersive, active learning experience.

The Mock Trials take the students out of the classroom and into court, where they will be presented with written cases based on real trials. Students will assume the various roles involved in a criminal trial, from clerks and advocates to ushers and jurors and will then compete against other schools.

The Mock Trials are performed before real judges who critique students performances and their understanding of the judiciary process. After several rounds, a school from each event is crowned either the regional or national winner.

All three competitions rely on the generosity of judges, magistrates, barristers, advocates and other legal professionals who volunteer their expertise.

Information on Student Workshops is available here.

Based on your type of school and participants’ age range, please choose from the options below.

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