Elementary School Mock Trial

Project Summary

Students in this project will deliver a 4-workshop series of presentations to students at 2-4 elementary schools within Calgary to prepare them to participate in an interactive mock trial. The elementary students will play the roles of clients, lawyers, and witnesses. PBSC students will be tasked with developing creative and interactive teaching methods to deliver the content to the students. There will also be an opportunity to accompany the youth on a tour of the Calgary Courts Centre and the McCarthy Tétrault LLP Office. Each student volunteer will be expected to attend at least one workshop per semester.

Number of students
and prerequisites

– 15 students
– No prerequisites required

Area of Law

– Civil Law
– Court Procedure

Legal Skills

– Delivery of legal information
– Public speaking skills

Project Type

Public Legal Education Project

Project Timeline

Each workshop will run for approximately 3-4 hours (with the exception of Thursday workshops which will run from approximately 9am–2:30pm).

– Workshop 1: End October
– Workshop 2: November
– Workshop 3: February
– Workshop 4: March