What is it?
Young Citizens is delighted to be able to extend our famous Mock Trial Competition to benefit young people from the independent sector.
The Independent School Mock Trial Competition helps young people understand how the law touches every aspect of their lives, gaining an insight into how the legal justice system works.
Schools will be given access to resources, including specially written criminal cases, to help teams prepare legal arguments. After preparation, your team will take part in a regional heat and go head-to-head with other schools to prosecute and defend the cases.
How will it benefit my students?
For most students it is their first experience of the law. There is no better way to introduce them, than in a fun and engaging experience that stays with them for life.
Students who take part are encouraged to think critically, build arguments and boost their confidence. Through enabling students to interact with legal professionals, the competition helps develop employability skills. The experience will help students develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the role of law and the justice system in our society.
“‘It has made me build my confidence and gain skills in debate and communication.”
- Student, Harrogate Ladies College
- Start preparing a team and download our Running a Mock Trial Classroom Pack for free;
- Watch our instructional video for help with the application process.
Applications are still OPEN for the 2023/24 cycle.
See FAQs for quick answers to common questions, see timeline & locations for dates and heat venues, also the competitions Rules. If you have any questions about our Mock Trial Competitions, email us or call us at 020 7566 4141.
Please see terms and conditions for further details.