The Francis Burt Law Education Programme (the Programme) provides legal and civics education programmes and resources to promote the Western Australian community’s understanding of the law, legal principles and the court system.

Our programmes and resources are mapped to the WA curricula:

Programmes and Resources Mapped to the WA Curriculum

Free Education Resources

Rule or Law? Interactive Resources

Mock Trials

Magistrates Court Trial: The Trial of James SMART: a scripted Magistrates Court criminal trial scenario.
Supreme Court or District Court Trial: The State of Western Australia v Goldie LOCKS: a scripted District Court criminal trial scenario.

Sir Ronald Wilson Lecture

Lecture papers

Lecture videos

Rule of Law

The Legal Studies page of the Rule of Law Institute of Australia website has numerous rule of law resources for teachers and students including:

  • What is the rule of law and why do we have it? Presentation: Nick Clark
  • The Rule of Law Lecture Series: The Hon. Kevin Lindgren AM QC
  • Video 1: What is the Rule of Law? (Including Western Australian worksheets and flashcards)
  • Video 2: Torts (Including Western Australian worksheets and flashcards)