Mock Trial for
The Law Society of New South Wales' Mock Trial competition has been running since 1981. Open to schools across NSW for students in years 10 and 11, the program aims to introduce students to the NSW judicial system by providing practical experience into the running of a court case in a true-to-life adversarial setting. Students learn advocacy, debating and problem-solving skills.
As a result of the current restrictions in place due to COVID-19, the 2020 Mock Trial and Mock Mediation have been disbanded until further notice.
During these uncertain times, it’s important to ensure we adapt to our current environment and create new opportunities for students. The Future Young Lawyers Program will be implemented to cover the weeks the Mock Law Programs are offline, with an opportunity for students to learn from experienced and knowledgeable solicitors.
The program will span over six weeks, covering topics including Introduction to Australian legal systems, advocacy, law reform, policy and ethics, as well as mock trial topics to keep teams on their toes.
For more information, head to: Future Young Lawyers program
About the Mock Trial Competition
The Mock Trial Competition is conducted by The Law Society of New South Wales and is a practical means of introducing students to the law and to increase understanding of the basis of our judicial system.