A once-a-week class where students will be placed into their own legal “legal teams”.
Over the course of a semester, students will work with their teammates and their coach to research, prepare, and argue a wide variety of cases
Topics will range from criminal trials to family trials, and even intellectual property issues
Will eventually prepare students for entry into the competitive Mock Trial circuit
Intended to simulate a real court case, where students play the part of lawyers and witnesses. Presentations take place before a judge / jury. While common at the university / graduate level, Mock Trials are not commonly done at the high school level. A number of reasons for this. Perception that students are not sufficiently advanced. Lack of opportunities. Lack of mentorship / coaching.
Introduces students to a challenging, nuanced form of argumentation, in both written and oral formats. Improve public speaking skills in a practical context. Develop a baseline knowledge of Canadian and US legal systems
Recommend Grade 8 and above to learn
Mock Trial (I): Saturday 12:00-2:00 PM
Mock Trial (II): Sunday 2:15-4:15 PM
(I) & (II) is class number. The class content is same. The class date and time is different.
Juris Doctor candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School;
Competitor on International Mooting circuit;
Coached for 2 years by Cassels Brock & Blackwell;
Awarded 2nd place in the Ontario Access To Justice pitch competition;
Presented before Supreme Court Judges on three occasions