Visit to the Criminal Courts of Justice
The courts play a very important role in our society yet for many people their knowledge of how courts function is limited to what they see and hear on television or read in the newspapers.
Each year our TY classes have the opportunity to visit the Criminal Courts of Justice. This year’s visit is scheduled to take place on 22 April 2020.
A guided visit to the Criminal Courts of Justice provides students with a unique opportunity to observe what happens in court and to learn how court business is conducted inside and outside the courtroom.
On arrival at the CCJ a barrister always meets our group and we are then brought to a courtroom to discuss the Irish Legal System, the structure of the courts and working in the courts. The barrister then conducts a short mock trial with our students.
Following the mock trial our classes are then divided into smaller groups, each accompanied by a teacher and guided to a courtroom to observe a court session.