School Mock Court Competition

Registrations for the Mock Court Competition are now open for the next academic year, but with spaces limited, will close again shortly. See below for more details.

What we do

Finals 2017 before three Judges

Students go before real judges in real courts

During the past eight years the project has continued to grow. Now entering its ninth year the project is about to expand even further; spanning six regions in the Juniors (Lothians, Falkirk, Glasgow, Ayrshire, Central and Tayside & Fife) and adding the West of Scotland to the Seniors Project. The organisers offer projects to both primary school students (P6 - P7) and those attending secondary (S3-S6).


During the last academic year some 60 tutors visited primary schools while another 12 tutors were involved in the Seniors project. Over 20 Sheriffs (judges) sat to hear 51 trials in the Sheriff Courts in Edinburgh and Dundee as well as the High Court in Glasgow and the Court of Session in Edinburgh. The finals for the Juniors were presided over by The Rt Hon Sir David Edward, Judge Ian Forrester QC,a judge in the General Court of the European Union, in Luxembourg and The Hon Lord Iain Armstrong is a Senator of the Supreme Court of Scotland, at Central Hall in Edinburgh.


Primary School Project

Juniors Section

Open to students in Primary 6 & 7, the project encompasses a range of subjects from English (written & oral), art, mathematics and drama. The project works well with citizenship, teamwork and consumer rights. It covers the four capacities of the Curriculum for Excellence by encouraging more learning through experiences.


Primarily class based, tutors will visit your school on three separate occasions. In addition, there is a specialty day in each of the regions where students will hear from a host of experts, including members of the judiciary and Police Scotland. The intermediary trials run in the evenings, in a real court, before a real judge.


The project is for all, irrespective of each student's academic abilities. The roles include, solicitors, journalists, artists and even gown makers.




Not in your area? Subject to demand and the availability of tutors, we might be able run the project in your area. Please call the administration department for further details


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