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Independent Schools Mock Trial Competition (15-18yo) – Crown Courts

 

Young Citizens is delighted to be able to extend our famous Bar Mock Trial Competition to benefit young people from the independent sector.

Our Mock Trial Competitions give budding lawyers a chance to experience life inside a courtroom, and provide a unique opportunity for students to learn about the criminal justice system straight from professionals. Working on cases specially written by our partners in the legal profession, students work together in teams of crown prosecutors, defence barristers or witnesses to gain a unique understanding of the justice system while developing employability skills such as teamwork, public speaking and verbal reasoning.

 

We have three dates confirmed for January/February 2019: 

26th January: Birmingham Crown Court     (1 space available)

2nd February: Inner London Crown Court     (1 space available)

9th February: Wood Green Crown Court, London    (2 spaces available)

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What are the key benefits?

Schools:

→ Challenge your best students in a completely new way

→ Add a unique offering to your extra curricular activities

→ Prepare students for further study and careers.

Students:

→ Learn directly about legal system from highly experienced trained professionals

→ Practice your public speaking and debating skills with your peers

→ Stand out in UCAS university applications for law, politics and more.

Parents:

→ Your child will develop confidence in presentation skills and gain insight into the criminal justice system

→ Enable your child to stand out for UCAS applications to universities.

 

‘I thought that the Mock Trial Competition was intense and exciting. It was a very good opportunity to experience the work of a barrister up close.’

– Student Team Captain, Westminster School

 

If your school is not able to access one of the existing competitions, but you would like to take part, please express your interest below and we will aim to hold competitions where there is sufficient demand.

 

Find out more about the Independent Schools Mock Trials

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