Mock Trial Men Prove Their Mettle – A Selective Victory

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26 August 2013

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STOP PRESS – SYLVANIA PROGRESS TO FINAL 16 AFTER DEFEATING NEWTOWN PERFORMING ARTS HIGH 253 – 235

Sylvania High School’s, Law Society of NSW Mock Trial Team for 2013 continues the winning tradition of recent years. Our all male team has progressed to the final 32 in the state having beaten St George Girls Selective High School in a closely fought battle, 228 – 227. To progress to the elimination rounds the team defeated Kirrawee High 192 – 177, Menai High 256-242 and St John Bosco College Engadine, 238-224.

The Mock Trial competition provides students with simulated court cases, both civil and criminal. The team take on the roles of barristers, solicitors, witnesses and court officers and are required to prepare examination in chief, opening and closing addresses and cross examination for the mock court.

This year the team is fortunate to have the coaching skills and experience of two of our former Mock Trial students: UNSW second year Law student Martha Kremisis and UNSW first year 

Mock Trial Team 2013 – left to right Declan Lynch, ScottHausman, Steven Christie, Paul Tsathas, Philip Charleston and Jake Redston

Arts/Psychology student, Nathan Leivesley. The team is currently preparing for Round 6 against Newtown Performing Arts High. They are the defence against a charge of animal cruelty.

Good luck against Newtown Performing Arts High.