Introduction to the
Third National Schools
May & June 2013
9 to 11 August 2013
The first annual National Schools Moot Court Competition took place at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on National Human Rights Day, 21 March 2011. Teams from four schools in each of the nine provinces – a total of 72 learners - were selected to take part in this groundbreaking event. The second annual National Schools Moot Court Competition took place in April 2012.
The third Competition will be aimed at creating greater awareness in schools and communities in South Africa about the Constitution and the values that it embodies through active participation. The aim is also to encourage talented young people to consider pursuing a career in law. This Competition provides a unique opportunity for learners to develop their research, writing and oral advocacy skills as they endeavour to come to grips with some of the constitutional issues that are presently facing our country.
The ideal will be to work towards a Competition organised by a different grouping of law faculties each year, the Universities of Pretoria, Venda, Cape Town and Western Cape will take responsibility for the third round in 2012/13. All law faculties in the country will be requested to make some of their capacity available to support the individual learners in preparing for the Competition. The collaboration of the organised legal profession will also be sought to assist learners.
All secondary schools in South Africa are invited to enter a team of two learners. The first round will be in written form. Learners will be expected to write two short essays (two to four pages for each essay) setting out the opposing sides of the case.
The registration forms must be received by the organisers by 15 March 2013 and the essays must be received by the organisers by 12 April 2013. Moderate extension will be given to schools who contact us in this regard.
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