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 TERM 1 2024 EDUCATION PROGRAM

The Supreme Court's sessions for the hybrid Court Education Program are open to VCE Legal Studies classes. 

Bookings for 2024 will be released term by term. Term 1, 2024 has already been released and is booked out.  

To receive updates about further term bookings email education@supcourt.vic.gov.au

About the Education Program

The Education Program offers onsite sessions giving students the opportunity to meet with judges and magistrates and explore courtrooms and observe courtroom proceedings.

The digital sessions provide students with the opportunity to engage with judges and associates of the Supreme Court and County Court and observe some proceedings online.

Only teachers can book an Education Program session and the program has the following requirements:

  • onsite sessions at the Supreme and Magistrates’ Court are capped at 25 students
  • onsite sessions of the Juries Education Program are capped at 40 students
  • online sessions* can have multiple classes join a session

*There’s no cap on students/schools for digital sessions.

Book a Supreme Court, Magistrates’ Court or Juries education session via the Education Program bookings system.

Cancellation policy of Supreme Court online sessions

The Supreme Court of Victoria provides free online sessions for VCE legal students in Victoria.

To enable the Court to coordinate these sessions teachers must confirm their online booking with the Court Education and Engagement Officer via email education@supcourt.vic.gov.au 14 days before the session takes place. If a teacher doesn’t confirm the online booking the booking will be automatically cancelled.

View the guide to learn how to book a session.

If all sessions for the online Supreme Court Education Program are fully booked, please contact education@supcourt.vic.gov.au directly. Your class may be able to join a booked session.

Learn about the County Court Education Program via the County Court website.

For further information about the Education Program, contact education@supcourt.vic.gov.au.

Sessions are subject to the Supreme Court of Victoria’s privacy policy.

Social media

The Court uses social media to share information about judgments and sentences. Students may be interested in following the Supreme Court's Twitter or Facebook.

Video on demand: Judgments and sentences

Some judgments and sentences are available to watch or listen to publicly via live stream or on demand.

Resources

The Court provides a video and booklet of a mock trial for teachers and VCE Legal Studies students to help explain the roles of people who work in the courtroom, the procedures of a trial and how a trial reaches the Supreme Court.The mock trial follows the fictional case of Justin, an 18-year old student charged with manslaughter, as he proceeds through a criminal trial at the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Other digital resources provided by the Court include the Supreme Court of Victoria: The highest court in Victoria. This brochure provides an overview of the history, structure and role of the Supreme Court.

Digital resources (external site links):

AustLII is a free-access online database of all Australian legal information

Victoria Law Foundation legal studies resources

Sentencing Advisory Council Victoria

National Trust  - Interactive digital courtroom 

 

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