St. Kilian's Community School, Ballywaltrim, Bray

Power2Progress Mock Trial

Fri, Mar 3rd, 2023

Power2Progress Mock Trial

Sixth Year students in St. Kilian’s Community School had a fantastic opportunity to participate in a mock trial organized by Zurich Insurance as part of the Power 2 Progress (University College Dublin) programme last Friday.
A big shout out to the students who volunteered to role play as barristers, solicitors, registrar, defendant, witnesses, jury panelists, court artist, court reporter and court security officer in this mock criminal trial.
A very big thank you to John Sheehy who coached both the prosecuting and defending legal teams on how to conduct the trial and to Louise Beirne who role played as Judge and along with Eva Andersson MSc ACII provided advice and guidance to all the volunteers on how the court system operates and what their roles were in this mock trial.
This was a really insightful and fun experience for the students. Students really got an insight into the workings of a court and the challenges that arise for the legal teams in a real court sitting. The barristers had to react and think on their feet, the witnesses gave conflicting evidence, the defendant was brilliant as the blameless victim wrongfully charged and could have a career in acting! Unfortunately for her the Jury returned a verdict of Guilty as Charged!
A very big thank you to John, Louise and Eva also shared their own career journeys. It was really helpful for students who are currently planning their next step. It was very much appreciated by the students
A big thanks also to the teaching staff in St Kilian’s who facilitated the students attending this event.

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