During this full day session, students will learn about law and the justice system and how they can be accessed.

In the morning students will take part in an interactive courtroom workshop where they will explore the roles in a courtroom and different courts of law. They will take on the roles of judge, defendant, jury and legal teams to enact a real trial. They will debate cases for the defence and prosecution to discuss sentencing options.

In the afternoon students will take part in an activity led by the university, focusing on how the law affects our day to day lives.  Throughout the day, students will:

  • Reflect on consequences
    Be empowered to live and work within the law
    Explore the role of law in society an recognise their legal rights and responsibilities
    Debate and explore ideas about right and wrong and the appropriate remedies
    Raise their aspirations and explore HE and career options available to them
    Curriculum Links: PSHE, Citizenship, Careers Enrichment, SMSC, British Values

Duration: 5 hours (10am – 3pm)

Location: The University of Manchester

Cost: £7.50 per student

Opening Times

Mon - Fri

10:00am - 3:00pm

Sat - Sun



Weekends, Bank holidays. Please book in advance for weekdays

How to find us

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road,
M13 9PL

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Further Information


There are lunch facilities available within the Williamson Building.

The price of the visit is £7.50 per learner staff free

Travel Information

The moot court is situated in the Williamson building which is on Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL (on the opposite side of the road to the main entrance of The University of Manchester).  It is within walking distance of Oxford Road Railway station as well as being on a frequent bus route.

General information for educational visits

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. We have a maximum capacity of 25 -30 learners per workshop.

The building consists of working courts and trials take place during the day. Therefore, we ask all groups to respect the building and staff, keep noise to a minimum and not to run in corridors.

On arrival, groups will be asked to pass through normal security procedures at the court buildings (similar to airport security).