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12 May, 2011

Crown court competition opens to entries

The competition that pits school students against each other in real courtrooms is back for its 21st year.

Students assume the roles of lawyers, judges, court staff, witnesses and defendants in a battle to win their case. The experience is a safe and exciting insight into the workings of the legal system.

Now in its 21st successful year, the Bar National Mock Trial Competition involves over 2,000 students, 300 lawyers and 90 judges.

Entry is open to non-fee paying secondary schools and FE colleges in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Participating students must be in Years 10-13 in England in Wales, Years 11-13 in Northern Ireland and S4-S6 in Scotland at the time of the competition heats (November 2011). Each school enters a team of 15 students (16 in Scotland) and can also nominate a court reporter and press officer.


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