Responding to calls for practical legal education

Law faculties in SA are familiar with calls from both the legal professions as well as students to equip students with practice-orientated training and education. Apart from experiencing simulated real-life court appearance, students experience court etiquette and experience the role and function of 'the law' in real life.

Competition rules determine that students do their own research and draft their own heads of argument. Many judges in the past have commented on the high quality of both written and oral advocacy exhibited by first-year students.

Many faculties have reported that this competition has served as an early identifier of promising students who have later proceeded to represent their faculties at competitions like the All African, the Jessup, and the Willem Vis international mooting competitions.

Description: Public Law Keywords: Judge Fred Beckley

Retired judge Fred Beckley presiding in the SCA in 2013.


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