Why Take Part?Opportunities to:
- Develop skills of public speaking, presenting a case, acting out a role, teamwork as well as analysing evidence and critical thinking.
- A chance to play the part of a lawyer, a magistrate, an usher, a witness, a victim or a defendant in the arena of a real court room.
- Participate in prosecuting and defending a trial.
- Obtain a unique insight into how criminal courts operate and the types of issues that magistrates deal with on a daily basis.
- Understand how both victims and those accused of crimes have their evidence and views heard in a fair and balanced way.
- See how decisions of innocence or guilt are reached.
- Gain experience which will be valuable evidence on future CVs and UCAS forms and may encourage students to consider a career in law or one of the many other careers available in the court service.