Criminal Court Day 2015

Courtrooms

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.

  • From: Wednesday 24 June 2015, 12 am
  • To: Wednesday 24 June 2015, 12 am
  • Location: Chaucer Courtrooms, Chaucer building, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LT
  • Booking deadline: Saturday 24 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 teamworking, critical thinking, communication and leadership skills as part of this hands-on event.

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

Programme

Date
Wednesday 24 June 2015

Time
10 am - 3 pm

VenueNottingham Law School
Chaucer Courtrooms

Programme
TimeActivity
10 am – 10.15 amRegistration and refreshments
10.15 am – 10.25 amWelcome, introductions and overview of the day
10.25 am – 10.45 amStudent Q & A NLS LPC, GDL and BPTC students
10.45 am – 11 amOverview of the courts
11 am – 11.30 amAdvocacy skills
11.30 am – 11.45 amAllocation of groups. Teams read through legal documentation in preparation for their mock trial
11.45 am – 12.30 pmTeams discuss their case identifying areas of focus, allocate roles to group members and begin to prepare their strategy with the support of their student team leaders
12.30 pm – 1.15 pmLunch
1.15 pm – 1.45 pmTeams regroup and review final strategy for trial
1.45 pm – 2.15 pmTeam A run their trial. Team B sit as jurors in the case and decide the verdict (Chaucer LT2)
2.15 pm – 2.45 pmTeam B run their trial. Team A sit as jurors in the case and decide the verdict (Chaucer LT2)
2.45 pm – 2.50 pmSumming up and feedback on trials
2.50 pm – 3 pmFinal questions, evaluations and close

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

Room/Building:

Chaucer Courtrooms, Chaucer building

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LT

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