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2011 First National Schools Moot Court Competition Media Coverage


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  • HIGHWAY MAIL

Pupils argue their ways to the top.
 

  • LEGALBRIEF, 24 March 2011.

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.

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  • NEW AGE, 22 March 2011.

Moot Court pupils impress - winners of the competition receive bursaries to study law.
 

  • RUSTENBURG HERALD, 18 March 2011.

Congratulations to Lerato Kumalo and George Vasrghese.

  • LEGALBRIEF,  10 March 2011.

The first annual National Schools Moot Court Competition will take place at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on National Human Rights Day, 21 March. Teams from four schools in each of the nine provinces – a total of 72 learners – have been selected to take part in this groundbreaking event.

The learners will be expected to play the role of the lawyers in a fictional court case dealing with constitutional issues.


Legal professionals countrywide made time available to assist learners and educators in preparing them to participate in the competition. Law faculties at universities also reached out to learners in order to assist with their preparations. More details on the competition can be found at http://www.up.ac.za/law ; alternatively the oganiser, Cherryl Botterill, can be reached at cherryl.botterill@gmail.com .

  • SA GOOD NEWS, 28 February 2011.

South Africa’s top students will be gearing up for the first annual National Schools Moot Court Competition this month, which is aimed at increasing awareness of the Constitution amongst the country's youth and preparing them for careers in the legal field.

View the article - Schools moot court competition to encourage law as a career.

  • PRETORIA NEWS, 28 February 2011.

Pupils representing all nine provinces will participate in the first annual National Schools Moot Court Competition, which takes place at the Constitutional Court on Human Rights Day.

View the article - Pupils prepare for Moot Court competition.

  • SOWETAN, 31 August 2010.

High school pupils across the country will have their day in court and possibly a bursary to study law.

Visit the website to view the article - Drive to encourage pupils to consider law.

  • TATLER, 26 August 2010.

The first annual National Schools Moot Court Competition for pupils in Grades 10 and 11 will take place during 2010/11 , with the final rounds taking place from Friday March 18, to Monday March 21. 

View the article - Moot Court Competition for schools.

  • TYGERTALK, 19 August 2010.

The first annual National Schools Moot Court Competition for pupils in Grades 10 and 11 will be taking place during  2010/11, with the final rounds taking place from Friday March 18 to Monday March 21 next year.

View the article - What's on: Court Competition.

  • FALSE BAY ECHO, 19 August 2010.

The first annual National Schools Moot Court Competition for pupils in Grades 10 and 11 in 2010 are taking place.  The final rounds take place from Friday March 18 to Monday March 21, 2011.

View the article - What's on: Competition for schools.
 

  • POLOKWANE OBSERVER ONLINE, 19 August 2010.

The first annual National Schools Moot Court Competition for learners in Grades 10 and 11 in 2010 will be held during 2010/11, with the final rounds taking place from 18 to 21 March 2011.

Visit the website to view the article - Exciting opportunity for legally minded.

  • DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEBSITE

All Secondary Schools in South Africa (grade 10 and 11 learners) are invited to participate in the first National Schools Moot Court Competition 2010/11.

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  • MAIL & GUARDIAN ONLINE, 16 August 2010

Grade 10 and 11 learners are invited to participate in the first annual National Schools Moot Court Competition, which aims to create greater awareness about the Constitution and the values that it embodies.

View the article - Interested in law? Get your foot in the door.

  • DE REBUS, 1 August 2010 (p.15):

At its meeting in June, the Management Committee of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) agreed that the LSSA should cooperate with the Foundation for Human Rights, various universities' law faculties and the Department of Justice and Basic Education in promoting the knowledge of the Constitution, human rights and the rule of law among secondary school learners through the first National Schools Court Competition.

View the article - Attorneys urged to assist schools to enter first National Schools Moot Court Competition.

  • REKORD (North), 16 July 2010 (p.13)

All secondary schools in South Africa, grade 10 and 11 pupils, are invited to participate in the first National Schools Moot Court Competition 2010/2011. Participants are provided with the facts of an imaginary case involving human rights issues.

View the article - Teams argue their cases in court.

  • REKORD (West), 9 July 2010 (p.9)

All secondary schools in South Africa, grade 10 and 11 pupils, are invited to participate in the first National Schools Moot Court Competition 2010/2011. Participants are provided with the facts of an imaginary case involving human rights issues.

View the article - Pupils argue case in court.

  • HERALD, 6 July 2010 (p.5):

Grade 10 and 11 pupils wanting to pursue a career in law have been invited to take part in the first annual National Schools Moot Court Competition, to be run by the University of Pretoria in March next year.

View the article - Bursary at end of case for pupils called to the Bar.

  • REKORD (Mamelodi), 2 July 2010  (p.4):

All secondary schools in South Africa, grade 10 and 11 pupils, are invited to participate in the first National Schools Moot Court Competition 2010/2011. Participants are provided with the facts of an imaginary case involving human rights issues.

View the article - Schools invited to join Moot court competition.
 

  • REKORD (Soweto), 2 July 2010 (p.7)

All secondary schools in South Africa, grade 10 and 11 pupils, are invited to participate in the first National Schools Moot Court Competition 2010/2011. Participants are provided with the facts of an imaginary case involving human rights issues.

View the article - Pupils defend rights.

  • PRETORIA NEWS, 30 June 2010

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development is to host a moot court competition for Grade 10 and 11 pupils across South Africa. The competition will be organised by UP’s Faculty of Law, the University of Venda and University if Western Cape.

View the article - Contest for would-be legal eagles.

  • LEGALBRIEF TODAY, 14 June 2010

The Universities of Pretoria, Venda and the Western Cape, and the Departments of Justice and Constitutional Development and Basic Education and the Foundation for Human Rights will be presenting the first annual National Schools Moot Court Competition for senior learners (grades 10 and 11) in all secondary schools in South Africa.

View the article - First National Schools Moot Court Competition launched.
 

  • BEELD, 12 Junie 2010

View the aricle - "Skynhof kweek regslui".

  • PRETORIA NEWS, 4 June 2010 (p.10):

Pupils from around the country are set to gain firsthand knowledge of constitutional issues at the launch of a national School Moot Court Competition for grades 10 and 11 in local schools. The competition will provide a unique opportunity for pupils to consider a career in law, according to the Dean of UP’s Faculty of Law, Prof Christof Heyns.

View the article - Mock court battle to help pupils grasp laws of land.