The Law Court at the University of Bolton was opened by The Honorable Mr Justice, Sir Ernest Ryder QC, High Court Judge and presiding Judge for the North Circuit, who is a former pupil of Bolton School.
We have a specialist legal learning team who deliver education activities within the courtroom at the University and also work in partnership with the University team who lead guided exploration visits of the University campus.
Students will use the University facilities to develop a deeper understanding of the law and an awareness of higher education and career options, including careers in law.
The professional academic environment, coupled with our interactive courtroom activities, really do make for an inspiring learning experience.
Mon - Fri
9:00am - 4:00pm
Sat - Sun
Weekends. Please book in advance for weekdays
Bolton University Moot Court
University of Bolton,
During an educational visit, groups can explore and discover the University’s courtroom, learn more about the law and explore roles in a court room.
We offer a range of activities for students from Primary to University level.
Please click here to find out more about our courtroom workshops at the Univeristy of Bolton
All activities must be pre-booked and payment made in advance.
Session times are either 10.30-12.30 or 13.00-15.00 for courtroom workshops or 10am – 2pm for a full day including a courtroom workshop and campus tour.
Please note: this is not a National Justice Museum building and we only carry-out education workshops on the site.
The University of Bolton is easy to reach via public transport. The courtroom is located in Senate House (the main building of the University).
The building is DDA (Disability Disabled Act) compliant however we must be made aware of any access requirements in advance of your group visit so we can cater for your needs. Please contact us on 0115 9939 811 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss this.
Hearing loop, Accessible toilets
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We can take bookings up to a year in advance but due to demand we may not always be able to accommodate your first choice. Our minimum booking number is 20 students. Your group may consist of fewer than 20 but you will be charged for 20 as a minimum. Exceptions may apply for SEN schools and other alternative provision groups. Please speak to the team.
Maximum group size is 30 but for full day activities the group size can be a maximum of 60 and split into 2 groups.
Do I need to book in advance? All educational visits led by our team must be pre-booked.
How long do I allow for a visit? 2 hours for a courtroom workshop. 4 hours for a courtroom workshop and University talk and tour.
Where can I park? Drop off is at the Main Entrance of the University Senate House
Are you allowed to bring cameras and camcorders? Yes, as the courtroom is purpose-built for students you are able to take photos in here and around the University. Please feel free to share your photos with us.
Are there any spaces to each lunch or leave our bags? Yes groups can eat in the refectory area of the University. Your bags and coats must be kept with you at all times.