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What is the Mock Trial Competition?
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.
If you would like further information about the Mock Trial Competition, please contact Member Services on (08) 8229 0200 or via
Registration Form for Schools
Registration Form for Coaches and Judges
Manuals / Resources
2023 Manual for Schools and Coaches
2023 Manual for Judges
2023 Rounds Draw
2023 Round One Results
Round 1 - Case Materials
Tuesday 7 March 2023 (Schools)
Round 1 Case Materials
Round 2 - Case Materials
Tuesday 4 April 2023 (District Courts)
Round 2 Case Materials
Round 3 - Case Materials
Tuesday 23 May 2023 (Schools)
Case materials are released two weeks prior to round three