Courtroom drama for school pupils

Courtroom drama for school pupils

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School pupils have been given a taste of life in the courtroom at a University of Wolverhampton law competition.

The final of the Regional Schools Mooting Competition took place in the University’s mock courtroom.

School pupils from across the region took part in the ‘moot’ which centred around an area of criminal law related to gross negligence manslaughter.

The winners were Sophia Teague and Rhiannon Griffith from Sutton Coldfield Grammar Schools for Girls.

The competition started with 10 schools and four reached the final. The final on Monday, April 8 was judged by expert criminal lawyers from Lanyon Bowdler solicitors.

Head of the University of Wolverhampton Law School, Sukhninder Panesar, said: “The competition is now in its third year and provides pupils studying Law at sixth form to experience presenting arguments in a courtroom setting. Pupils from all of the schools presented very high arguments on a very complicated area of criminal law.

“The pupils are properly robed and follow courtroom procedures.  We are delighted to host this competition every year offering our regional schools and pupils the opportunity to practice their mooting skills and compete for the winner cup.”

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