Seniors Project - S3 through S6
The Seniors, unlike the Juniors Project, is run outwith school hours and from 2017/2018 academic year will be two areas. For the East of Scotland, we are fortunate enough to have the support of the Law School, Edinburgh University who kindly host the evening tutorials. Glasgow City Council are supporting the West of Scotland and tutorials will be held in St Mungo's Academy on Crownpoint Rd, Glasgow (5 min walk from Bellgrove Stn). The tutorials run for 7 weeks, starting late August, from 4.30pm to 6pm before intermediary trials in the Court of Session, Edinburgh and the High Court in Glasgow, which are spread out over four evenings. The Finals follows thereafter and an Awards evening in the Signet Library.
The Senior's project is much more academic. The roles of gown maker, artist etc have been removed and the size of each team is reduced to between four to eight students. This upcoming academic year sees the introduction of experts to work with the students, covering a range of professional areas, from medicine to enginering to prothetics. Each school must submit two teams (or multiple thereof), one Defender and the other Pursuer, although these teams compete against other schools, not each other.
The case surrounds a personal injury type action and a possible claim for injuries and loss of earnings. The students have to work through a mountain of paperwork to try and ascertain the relevant facts and then consider the law applicable. Students have access to their tutors each week as well as over a secure forum. Students are also offered an opportunity to an 'Away Day' to add to the realism of the project. This visit enables the students to learn not only the science behind the project but, subject to the weather etc., see it in action.
This is an extremely demanding project in that students are expected to not only attend weekly tutoring sessions and the trials, but also to carry out a great deal of work outwith these times and to submit documents (via the website) timeously.
We have been very fortunate this year in obtaining sponsorship form the Chartered Insititute of Credit Management (CICM) and the WS Society. This has enabled the participation fee to be halved. Details of the fee and how to register are available from our Administration Team.