The Law Society of South Australia Mock Trial Competition comprises a series of simulated court cases contested by students from years 10, 11 or 12 and is designed to bring young South Australians closer to the workings of our State's legal system while teaching them to present a persuasive argument.
The Law Society appoints a lawyer to coach students, unless schools choose to arrange their own coaches. Lawyers will also be appointed to judge each "trial".
The competition is limited to 32 teams. Each team comprises seven students and schools may enter two teams if less than 32 schools register. In the past schools have asked teachers and students involved in English, Drama, Debating or Legal Studies to take part in the Trials.
The Mock Trial Competition is sponsored by the Law Foundation of South Australia Inc.