Courtroom Workshop

Courtroom Workshop

About the event

*Please note this is an non-GM Higher event and there are costs per learner associated (see below and website for further information).*

The Courtroom Workshop is a 2 hour interactive session, visiting the moot courtroom at the Manchester Metropolitan University, which provides an important opportunity for pupils to engage with local higher education institutions and to start thinking about future career choice.

Our workshops bring the law to life through hands-on, authentic and unforgettable learning experiences. In the Moot Courtroom, students will explore a contemporary case. With the help of MMU Law students they will create, prepare and present a trial, taking on the courtroom roles, to reach a verdict and debate the outcome.

Students will:

  • Understand the role of the legal system.
  • Gain an understanding of how law is made, how it functions and how it affects people daily
  • Recognise the differences between civil/criminal law
  • Discuss and debate real sentencing options
  • Be encouraged to aspire to Higher Education opportunities

Contemporary Themes:

Murder – The 18 year old defendant is charged with murder. There is extensive CCTV of him being in the area, but he maintains that it was not him who murdered the victim but another person. The prosecution will argue that there is enough evidence to charge the defendant through the principle of joint enterprise.

Hate Crime – The 19 year old defendant is accused of posting grossly offensive and racist material on her Instagram account

Knife Crime – A 17 year old has been charged with murder, that he caused the death of his friend by a single stab wound. The court will decide whether the charge should be murder or manslaughter.

Curriculum links: PSHE, Citizenship, English and History, Law

Wednesdays and Fridays 10am to 12noon or 1pm to 3pm

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Year 10 - 11
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10:00 - 12:00 or 13:00 - 15:00
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Manchester Metropolitan University

Available Places: Maximum of 35 students per visit

Booking instructions: Email learning@nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk or call 0115 993 9811

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