Attention all VCE Legal Studies teachers! Bookings for the Courts Education Program 2020 will open Monday 20 January. Bookings for the remainder of Term 1 will be taken. Teachers who have previously booked the program have been sent further information. VCE Legal Studies teachers who are new to the program, can contact email@example.com@noitacude for further information.
Almost 6,000 VCE Legal Studies students and teachers participate in the Courts Education Program each year.
Students learn about the court and its processes, and have the opportunity to observe a trial in progress. If available, a Supreme Court judge will speak to the groups.
The program runs twice daily during the school term:
- Session 1 runs from 9.15 am to 12.00 pm
- Session 2 runs from 1.15 pm to 3.00 pm
There is a maximum number of 25 places available for each program.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org@noitacude .
On the day
Please arrive on time and meet at the entrance to the Court located at 485 Lonsdale Street. If you are running late, please let the Education Team know through one of the following contacts:
- Education Team office - 8600 2324
- Courts Engagement Officer - 8600 2134
Everyone must follow certain standards of behaviour when visiting the Court. We've come up with some pointers around courtroom conduct that may help.
Resources for teachers and students
One punch, a lifetime of consequences
In 2016, the Court launched a video and booklet 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. These free resources were produced in 2016 as part of a General Grant received from the Victoria Law Foundation.
The booklet and video, available to view here, 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.
General information about the Court
The Supreme Court of Victoria: The highest court in Victoria brochure is available to download.