The Lawyer Portal’s Mock Trials place you in the dramatic and intellectually-demanding surroundings of a real courtroom experience.
The one-day event has been carefully designed by qualified lawyers from top city firms, alongside legal educators with years of teaching at leading institutions. The result is a truly exceptional learning experience.
Whether you’re a top international lawyer of tomorrow, or are simply looking to bolster your university applications with improved teamwork and communication skills, Mock Trials are a must-attend event.
You will leave the day with a clear understanding of whether a career in law is right for you, a great addition your personal statement, and vastly improved interpersonal skills applicable to any career path.
If you are a teacher interested in booking an in-house Mock Trial at your school and customised for you students please get in touch and a member of our team will be happy to tell you more.
What do Mock Trials involve?
This is your chance to take part in a court room experience that is fast-paced, exciting and enlightening.
The Lawyer Portal’s Mock Trials recreate the excitement of the courtroom, while improving your understanding of Law – as well as your global skills set.
First, you will be given the background of this – your toughest ever case!
You will assume the roles of barristers, jurors and witnesses. As the day unfolds, witnesses will be called (and grilled), evidence will be presented and cross-examinations will ensue, before a final judgement is delivered.
As you defend and prosecute in court, you will learn vital lessons about critical thinking, teamwork and public speaking. You will also develop an understanding of the English Legal System – something the Government increasingly deems essential.
What do others say about our Mock Trials?
“Sophie Clayton, a London-based barrister, was exceptionally informative and engaging throughout the introductory talk on different aspects of Law and the students particularly enjoyed using her advice to argue for their best biscuit and fruit. Our students were able to practise a range of legal and presentational skills which will no doubt be of use in the future and they greatly enjoyed the challenges of the day […] Thanks again for such an excellent event – I’m with Year 9 this morning and they’re still talking about it!”
Teacher at Badminton School
Mock Trials – Who Should Attend?
Mock Trials have been designed to appeal to:
- Students with an interest in finding out whether law is right for them;
- Students applying to study law or for law apprenticeships;
- Any student looking to bolster their teamwork and communication skills.
TLP’s Mock Trials are an exciting and innovative way to experience law in action. To be the first to hear about upcoming Mock Trials, please register your interest below!