A mock trial is a simulated court case in which teams contest a fictitious legal matter presented in the Western Australia court system. The cases are presented by two teams – a prosecution/plaintiff team and a defence/defendant team – made up of students playing the roles of barristers, solicitors, witnesses and court officials.
The Mock Trial Competition provides an enjoyable, dynamic way of introducing students to the law. It provides students with an opportunity to learn valuable skills in research and in the development and presentation of a persuasive argument.
The Mock Trial Competition is endorsed by School Curriculum and Standards (within the WA Department of Education) as a Provider-developed program.
For more information visit the official website here.
8-12 students selected per team from each participating school (1-5 teams can be entered)
Extensive knowledge of law practices required to be selected and perform well
7 rounds involved in competition, requires training and preparation before events