A competition between students with a legal content and a playful character organised by the School Law School.
The togas, the debates, the exhibition of the conclusions..., have returned to the classrooms of the Amigos Building with the start of the 10th edition of the Litis Simulatio, a competition between students of legal content and recreational nature organised by the School of Law.
"The final goal of the activity is that student acquires a perspective internship of what a trial is; that they acquire the skills to speak in public, work in a team, have the ability to synthesise, present legal concepts. In a way, they play at being lawyers", explains Professor Javier Fajardo.
The competition covers all areas of law: commercial, criminal, procedural, administrative...
The Litis Simulatio is a mock trial in which two teams of students face each other as plaintiff and defendant before a teacher who acts as judge. A total of 12 teams made up of students from the third year onwards of Law and double Degrees are competing in this edition. Only two will reach the final, which will take place on 16 February, coinciding with the celebration of the patron saint of the School, Raimundo de Peñafort.
The competition covers all areas of law: commercial, criminal, procedural, administrative, etc. and participants have just a few hours to prepare for the trial.
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Students debating to defend their arguments and answer members of the opposing team.
The dispute between the owners of two adjoining rural properties over a building; a cyclist being run over and the Government of Navarre being sued over the state of the road; the lawsuit brought by the father of a teenager against a dealer for selling his son a motorbike without his permission; a Galician trade union leader being criminally convicted for publicly insulting the Spanish flag during a military event; the Islamic Republic of Qumran suing the president of the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers of the European Union before the International Court of Justice; a Galician trade union leader who is criminally convicted for publicly insulting the Spanish flag during a military event; the Islamic Republic of Qumran suing the president of the powerful Confederate States before the International Court of Justice for having ordered the assassination of a general of its armed forces have been some of the issues that the students have defended before the courts in recent weeks.
"Of course you get nervous, but it's an exercise that helps you financial aid to improvise".
"It's a fun activity although it also requires work to prepare well for the trial", comments one of the participating students, Javier Romano. financial aid "Of course you get nervous, but it's an exercise that makes you learn to improvise," adds María Úcar. The students also value work as a team and the skills they acquire in presenting their arguments and speaking in public.