Mock Trial team in last 64

Henry Kendall High School is one of the top 64 scoring teams across NSW and the ACT in the Mock Trial Competition.

“We are the only public comprehensive High School from the Central Coast left in the competition and we are set to compete against Barker College on Thursday, August 13,” said Legal Studies teacher Ms Julia Kostalas.

Year 11 Legal Studies students from Henry Kendall High School have been involved in the Mock Trial Competition, which is conducted by the Law Society of NSW.

The competition is a practical means of introducing students to the law and to increase understanding of the basis of the judicial system. The first four rounds of the competition are run on a regional round robin-basis, and the rounds are held in each of the 10 regions from February to late June.

The top 64 scoring teams across NSW and the ACT then compete on a knockout basis until two schools are left to meet for the grand fi nal in early December. The winner of the state grand final is then eligible to compete in the International Mock Trial. A local lawyer acts as a Magistrate for the Trial.

The Henry Kendall team consists of Cooper McKenzie and Ella Whelan as barristers, Jarrod Gibbs as solicitor, Laura Johnstone and Marli Geesing as witnesses and Magistrate’s Clerk is yet to be announced.

11 August 2015
Julia Kostalas, Henry
Kendall High School

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