Annual National Schools Moot Court Competition
National Schools Moot Court Competition
The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, in collaboration with the University of Pretoria and the Foundation of Human Rights, annually hosts, the National Schools Moot Court Competition.
The objective of Moot Court Competition is mainly to persuade school children to understand the Constitution and its values and to establish a continuous Human Rights learning programme through education and information. Thus, enhancing respect for the primacy of the Human Rights. The other objective of this competition is to build unity and harmony between the different and diverse sections of the South African Society through the promotion, protection and appreciation of constitutional values. The most key element of this Moot Court competition is to afford the learners in schools an understanding on how the constitution and the law work.
- 7th National Schools Moot Court Competition -
Invitation, hypothetical case and resource pack, May 2017
All secondary schools in South Africa are invited to enter a team of two learners.
Teams are provided with the facts of a fictitious case which involves human rights issues under the South African Constitution. Teams are expected to write 2 short essays defending oposite sides of the case. The teams with the highest scores for their essays from each province will be invited to argue the case in an oral round before judges in a real court scenario.
The Final Oral Round is hosted in the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg! The winners of the Final Oral Round will receive financial support toward their first year of study should they choose to study law at any South African university, to
which they have been admitted. All lawyers - attorneys, advocate, law students, prosecutors, law lecturers, magistrates and judges - are also invited to join the growing number of lawyers who open their doors and assist learners and schools who wish to participate.
You may also get more information on this site: www.schoolsmoot.co.za
- 6th National Schools Moot Court Competition
- Deputy Minister Jeffery awards bursaries to Moot Court Competition Winners, 10 Oct 2016
- Address by Deputy Minister Jeffery at the African Human Rights Moot Court Competition, 03 Oct 2016
- Deputy Minister Jeffery to deliver an address at the opening of the 6th National Schools Moot Court Competition, 04 Oct 2016
- Regional Office hosts Moot Court Winners, 22 Jan 2016
- SA Wins International Moot Court Competition, Jan 2016
- 5th National Schools Moot Court Competition 2015
- Deputy Minister Jeffery awards moot court winners with bursaries [12 Oct]
- Deputy Minister Jeffery to preside over the 5th National Moot Court Competition [08 Oct]
- Western Cape Moot Court Competition Provincial Round 2015 [01 Oct]
- North West Provincial Moot Court Competition 2015 [23 Sep]
- Gauteng Moot Competition Provincial Round 2015 [18 Sep]
- Fourth National Schools Moot Court Competition for all Secondary Schools in South Africa (grade 11 in 2014) April–October 2014
- Address by the Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, the Hon JH Jeffery, MP at the Final Round of the 3rd National Schools Moot Court Competition, held at the Constitutional Court of South Africa, on Sunday, 11 August 2013
- Justice Deputy Minister to address the 3rd National Schools Moot Court Competition (2013)
- Address by the Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Mr A C Nel, on the occasion of the Second National Schools Moot Court Competition. Constitutional Court, 29 April 2012
- Moot Court competition 2012: Entrenching constitutional values and human rights (2012)
- Adv D Matsebe,
Senior State Law Advisor
Chief Directorate: Constitutional Development, Department of Jutsice and Constitutional Development
Tel: 012 357 8917, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Unversity of Pretoria: Petronell Kruger