Want to be a lawyer? A mock trial can give...

Want to be a lawyer? A mock trial can give you a taste of what happens in court. Credit: Kidsday illustration / Lance Allen

A new club was formed for us last year, The Latin School Mock Trial Team. In this club, we are given the chance to act out real-life cases and practice the law. After a case is chosen for a competition, we are assigned a role as either a lawyer or a witness, and we have to prepare our part as if we were really going to court.

This club has supplied me with actual law training, helped tremendously with public speaking and has given me the chance to meet new people in my school. I have met some of my best friends through this club, and it is something I look forward to every Friday.

Get this club started in your school. It is a great way to challenge yourself, acquire valuable skills and have fun, all at the same time.