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SmartLaw is a programme from Young Citizens.

Timeline and Locations

Timeline

2023

  • Before applications open: Download our free Running a Mock Trial classroom pack to start preparation.
  • Week beginning 4th September: Applications open.
  • 29th September: Applications close (may remain open in undersubscribed areas).
  • From September*: School guides and student guides made available to all schools.
  • 11th October: Last payment deadline – all payments to be made. Schools which have not paid by this date will not have access to the case..
  • 13th October: Deadline for refunded withdrawals (minus a £40 administration fee).

2024

  • January – May: Heats will be taking place from approximately January to  May 2024. Most heats will take place on a Saturday; you will be notified if this is not the case. Any virtual heats will take place on a weekday around this time.
  • June National Final: For all Regional Heat winners
  • June Celebration Event: This virtual event will be a chance for all schools who participated in any of our Mock Trial programmes to come together and celebrate all they have achieved in their participation over the year.

*Team mentors: From September, we will start allocating mentors to schools who have paid; we aim to prioritise new schools. If you have not received information concerning a mentor by 13th October 2023, please assume we were unable to find you one.

 

 

NEED HELP?

See FAQs for quick answers to common questions and 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.

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