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Criminal Court Day 2014


We are offering first year students in sixth form or college the opportunity to attend our Criminal Court day where students will spend the day in court working for the defence or prosecution.

  • From: Thursday 26 June 2014, 12 am
  • To: Thursday 26 June 2014, 12 am
  • Location: Chaucer building, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LT
  • Booking deadline: Sunday 25 June 2017, 12.00 am
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Event details

We are giving students in their first year of sixth form or college, the opportunity to attend our Criminal Court day. Students considering a career within the legal profession will find this an invaluable insight into life as a solicitor or barrister.

Students will take on the roles of solicitors and barristers, working through a criminal case, from the point of receiving a court brief, through to interviewing witnesses and finally preparing and arguing their case in court.

Before the mock trial students will participate in two legal skills sessions which cover court procedures and advocacy to ensure students have the skills required to actively participate in the criminal case.

As well as learning about essential legal skills, students will also be able to build on their team-working, critical thinking, communication and leadership skills as part of this hands-on event.

Places are limited to 35 students - don't miss out!


Provisional programme

09:15 - 09:30 Registration

09:30 - 09:40 Welcome, instructions and overview of the day

09:40 - 10:00 Legal skills session: Court procedure

10:00 - 10:15 Break

10:15 - 11:00 Legal skills session: Advocacy

11:00 - 11:15 Teams receive and read through legal documentation

11:15 - 12:00 Teams discuss their case

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch and campus tour

13:00 - 13:15 Teams review strategy for trial

13:15 - 14:00 Team A run their trial

14:00 - 14:45 Team B run their trial

14:45 - 15:00 Review of the day: key learnings

15:00 - 15:10 Evaluations and close

The programme for the Criminal Court day is available to download online PDF icon

If you have any queries about the day, please feel free to get in touch on +44 (0)115 848 4460 or send us an email.

Booking information

Our Criminal Court day is free to attend, however places are limited. We recommend booking your place as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

To book your place please add this event to your basket. Please include the name of your sixth form / college in the further comments box of the booking form.

Once the event is fully booked we will open a waiting list. To be added to the waiting list please email us with your name, sixth form or college, preferred email address, preferred telephone number and any dietary requirements. If anyone is unable to attend we will use the waiting list to allocate places on a first come, first served basis.

Location details


Chaucer building


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street

Travel Info:

For further travel information please visit the visit us section of our website.

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