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Hong Kong Inter-School

Mock Trial Championship

13 & 14 April 2019

Judge the Hong Kong Inter-School Mock Trial Championship

April 13-14, 2019
The University of Hong Kong

Who We Are


  • ARCH Community Outreach (ACO) is a non-profit charity (IR File No. 91/11870) aimed at broadening Hong Kong youth’s exposure to international education experiences and diverse careers networks. Read about our mission.

  • ACO offers two broad services - Widening Access Program and Widening Participation Program.

  • As part of our Widening Participation Programs, the Hong Kong Inter-school Mock Trial Championship aims to bring a new form of debate and public speaking to students in Hong Kong.

  • Since 2014, ACO has impacted over 3800 students in Hong Kong. Learn more about our mock trial championships here.

Ready to register?

Click the button below or keeping reading to learn more about
The Hong Kong Inter-School Mock Trial Championship.

Your Support Changes Lives


“The Competition is a valuable opportunity for the participants to experience something of the trial process which is a fundamental component of our legal system. It is also an opportunity to compete in an event which requires a broad set of skills including flexible thinking and effective communication. Learning to master your nerves and developing confidence in public speaking is one of the benefits of taking part in moots.”

– Honorable Mr. Justice Jonathan Harris, Hong Kong

“As judges, we are observers. We evaluate the performance of the students. I am amazed and touched by the students’ performance, by their ability to think on feet, by their advocacy skills.”

– S.C., Lawyer of Addleshaw Goddard (HKISMTC 2017)

“Students can pursue their dreams through the competition - I already have a number of students who declared that they want to be lawyers! It's great that they have such a good hands-on experience being in this competition so they know their roles and the practice of how lawyers do in Hong Kong.”

– K.L., Coach of St Paul's Convent School (HKISMTC 2017)

Why Volunteer?

  • It’s fun. Our cases are fascinating. The kids are immensely talented, energetic and diverse from local and international schools!

  • It’s rewarding. By volunteering your time, you are making an impact on the lives of young people. You’re teaching them about the law and empowering them to be better thinkers and speakers.

  • It’s a community. Our staff and volunteers (just like our students) are tight knit. They’re enthusiastic.

Ready to register?

Click the button below or keeping reading to learn more about
The Hong Kong Inter-School Mock Trial Championship.

Who Can Help?

We welcome registrations from any member of the legal community; Attorneys, solicitors, barristers, judges, law faculty members, and law students. Previous litigation or judging experience is not required!

How Can You Help?

Join us at the Hong Kong Inter-School Mock Trial Championship

  • We’re asking attorneys, lawyers, solicitors, barristers or law students to judge at trials on April 13 or 14.

  • Each trial will be 3 hours preceded by a 45 minute orientation.                                                                     Saturday, 04/13 – report at 8:30 AM or 1:15 PM                                                                       Sunday, 04/14 – report at 8:00 AM or 12:45 PM

  • A Judges’ Guide will be sent to the registered judges by early April for reference and guidance.

  • The program will host nearly 300 students from 22 schools in Hong Kong

  • The trials are held at The University of Hong Kong and The Championship Round will be held at the Moot Court of The University of Hong Kong.

  • The winning team will be sponsored by ARCH Community Outreach (ACO) to compete at the Empire Mock Trial Competition held in San Francisco against international school teams from the US, UK, Australia, Canada, South Korea and Ireland.

  • Volunteers serve as a presiding judge or scoring juror, and are responsible for providing students with both written and oral feedback.

  • Complimentary food and drinks will be served!

Ready to register?

Click the button below to register now!

Service Award for Judge –
Your support is deeply appreciated!

As a token of our appreciation for your dedication and volunteer to the HKISMTC, you will be awarded when you reached the following milestones. Details:

Service Award - Gold: 60 Service Hours

Service Award - Silver: 40 Service Hours

Service Award - Bronze: 20 Service Hours


1. 4 hours is counted for one judged round.

2. Award presentation ceremony will be held at the judges orientation before each round starts.

3. Accreditation will be postponed to next year for the judges who registered after Friday, 03/22.


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