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Year 12 SA Law Society Mock Trial Competition — Round 2

The SA Law Society Mock Trial Competition second round was held at the Sir Samuel Way building at the District Court on Tuesday 4 April.

A Mock Trial is a simulated court case in which the participating student teams contest a fictional legal matter in a mock court.

The trials combine facts, principles and procedure with appropriate subtle theatrics. It is one of the aims of the Society that the Competition be as harmonious and constructive as possible. The assistance and cooperation of all participants is necessary to achieve this purpose.

The Competition aims to bring the legal profession into closer communication with teachers and students in secondary schools, to remove some of the mystique surrounding the law and the legal profession, and to give students a better understanding of how the South Australian legal system operates. The Competition encourages students to express themselves and to present an argument in a forum based on our adversarial legal system.

Concordia’s team consisted of Tahlia Rosenberg, Juliana Lanzilli, Kosta Theodorakakos, Andrew Stocks and Lily Pitman. We need to thank Old Concordian barrister Brittany Armstrong (2010) for her invaluable assistance in preparing for the mock trial. The team performed well and defeated King's Baptist Grammar School. We are now heading to Round 3, to be held on Tuesday 23 May against St Aloysius College.

Rick Sommariva
Legal Studies Teacher