Legal Education

We believe legal literacy is a vital citizenship skill for life.

Founded to deliver the Mock Trial Competitions in 1989, our charity has developed a large portfolio of immersive experiences and classroom resources to boost young people's knowledge of the legal system.

Explore the programmes below or get in touch with the team for a chat: smartlaw@youngcitizens.org

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Mock Trials

The Mock Trial Competitions are our longest-running active learning experiences. Since 1991, we’ve provided unparalleled exposure to the judicial...

The Big Legal Lesson

The Big Legal Lesson™ is a national campaign and set of free classroom resources to see more young people...

Legal Volunteers

Welcome to our page dedicated to legal professionals wishing to increase young people’s access to justice “As a judge,...

Legal Experts in Schools

The law underpins the morals and values of our society and we believe that it is important for young people to learn more about the UK legal system. Legal Experts…

Legal Workshops

Legal Workshops are a perfect volunteer opportunity for busy legal professionals. Working with local school children, that attend your...

SmartLaw Resources

Recognising that teachers lack time and have a requirement to teach about the rule of law as part of fundamental British values, we've teamed up with legal experts to create…