Asia Virtual Mock CLE Evidence Exclusionary Hearing Event

Participants selected for this Event will apply their acquired experiences from the previous Combined National Workshops and Regional Workshop, in this simulated court setting. This will occur through a series of Event rounds.

Event Rounds and Teams

It is important to remember that the 2023 Asia Virtual Mock CLE Evidence Exclusionary Hearing Event is not a competition but is a Justice Education/Clinical Legal Education learning experience. Therefore, although participants are placed in teams with the aim of advancing to the next round, the overriding goal is to learn and share with others from experience.

The 2023 Asia Virtual Mock CLE Evidence Exclusionary Hearing Event will consist of 3 rounds. During each round, Prosecution and Defence teams will participate against each other. Each team will have 6 persons (2 Prosecutors or 2 Defence Advocates, 3 witnesses, and an alternative). Each event will take 1 ½ -2 hours.

Round I

25 March 2023

In round one, there will be 8 teams of 4 prosecutions and 4 defenses. The teams will comprise law students from participating universities. The members of the teams will be selected from Asia Virtual Mock CLE Evidence Exclusionary Hearing Workshop occurring on 11 – 12 March.

Students may choose the team members’ roles for round one of the event.

There will be at least three judges in one courtroom. At the end of each round, judges will consider scoring based on each team member’s performance with a standardised evaluation form. The team that the majority of the judges have rated will advance to the next round.

Round II

26 March 2023

Students from round one will be reassigned to the new teams (2 prosecutions and 2 defences). Each student will have to choose a different role from what they did in round one.

The rules and procedures for scoring will be the same.

Final Round

1 April 2023

Students of the last two teams will remain in the prior team in round two. Students are encouraged to select a new role if possible.

The rules and procedures for scoring will be the same as in rounds one and two.