UNIVERSITY AND THE LAW AND FUTURES IN LAW

LOCATION: NORTH WEST

Motion to Appeal is suitable for students who have a good basic understanding of the procedures in law.

Students will:

  • Explore a contemporary appeal case and
  • Learn about the law and justice system
  • Be introduced to the process of appeal cases
  • Explore the roles in a courtroom
  • Prepare, discuss and debate decisions reached in appeal cases

 

Choose from Appeal Themes:

Gang Violence – The appellant is appealing the length of his sentence for his part in a robbery. The defendant admitted during his trial that he knew of the plan to rob the taxi driver, but denied any further involvement. The Court of Appeal Judges will hear the submissions from both the Appellants and Respondents before reaching their decision.

Freedom of Religion – The appellant has brought this case which was originally heard in an employment tribunal. She claims unfair dismissal due to her employers refusal to allow her to wear a Christian cross stating that it breached their uniform policy.

Diminished Responsibility – The appellant was found guilty for murder and attempted murder. She is appealing on the grounds of diminished responsibility, but the jury found her guilty of murder. The Court of Appeal Judges will hear the submissions from both the Appellants and Respondents before reaching their decision.

 

Curriculum links: Law, Citizenship, PSHE, Psychology, Sociology

Suitable forKey Stage 5
LocationMinshull Street, Crown Court
Key skills enhanced includeProblem-solving, critical thinking and analysis, public speaking and debating.
Days/TimesMondays, Wednesday and Fridays – Morning 10am to 12noon or Afternoon 1pm to 3pm
DurationTwo hours
Number of studentsMaximum of 25 students per visit
Cost£7.50 per student
BookingEmail education@nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk or call 0115 993 9811


Thank you so much for a fantastic day at the courts. It was an extremely informative, interactive and enjoyable morning.

Manchester Muslim Prep School

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