20
May

A new class dynamic in Private Civil Law has been introduced by Professor Casilda Cortes Puya

Mocktrial
Students in the LLB received a lawsuit, a reply to the suit, a witness and a documental proof a couple of weeks before the class. They were split into two groups: one group was supposed to support the claimant, whilst the other the defendant.
London Lawyer and Professor Nicholas Yell was invited via a videoconference to be part of the session. To start off, he explained how these kind of proceedings work in the UK. After this students had to defend their position in groups, through two statements. The first one had to detail their position and the second focused on answering the arguments of the first group and also included some final conclusions. Nicholas acted as the judge (putting on a real court wig!), helped them along with their statements and delivered the final judgment, which actually existed as this was a real life case.
As far as we can tell, the virtual judge and the new lawyers were all happy with this new ability to deliver sentences across countries. Lady Justice will add some more devices to the blindfold and the scales of justice: perhaps a webcam and a headset!

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