Drive to encourage pupils to consider law
HIGH school pupils across the country will have their day in court and possibly a bursary to study law.
The first annual National Schools Moot Court Competition is aimed at creating awareness in schools about the constitution and encourage pupils to consider a career in law.
Grade 10 and 11 pupils are invited to send in entries by September 30.
"Participants are provided with the facts of an imaginary case involving human rights issues. They are asked to write two essays defending the opposing sides of the case," organiser Cherryl-Lee Botterill said.
Botterill said the essays would then be marked and the best four teams from each province invited to Gauteng, where they would argue their cases before real judges.
The best two teams would battle it out in the high court.
Schools should send their entries to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 086-645-3569.