SoL Qualifies for the Jessup Moot Court
The School of Law will this year take part in the 56th Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition from 5th to 11th April in Washington DC, United States of America. Jessup is the world’s largest and oldest Moot Court Competition dedicated to International Law, with participants from over 550 law schools in more than 80 countries.
The Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between Countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations.
Represented by Donald Maasa, Adrone Nalinya Naggayi, Edline Murungi and Lucy Kemigisha, the School of Law participated in the Uganda National Rounds of the Competition on Saturday 21st February 2015, where they were selected, alongside the Law Development Centre and the Uganda Christian University, to represent Uganda at the Competition’s International Rounds in Washington DC.
This was their maiden appearance at the Competition’s National Rounds, which were held at the Law Development Centre.
In order to take part in the International Rounds, the team is seeking sponsorship to cater for travel and other expenses to a tune of $15,000.
In July 2014, Students from the School of Law won the first ever Commonwealth Moot Court Competition held in London and the best memorials were by Irene Itol (LL.B IV) and Elijah Enyimu (LL.B IV).
Similarly, The School of Law beat five other Universities in the International Humanitarian Law moot that it hosted in October 2014. The team comprised Maasa Donald (LL.B III), Enyimu Elijah (LL.B IV), Murungi Eva Edline (LL.B IV), earned One Million Shillings each and represented Uganda at the Regional English speaking Africa moot competition Arusha in November 2014.
The Moot court is a method of teaching Law and legal skills that enable students acquire skills to analyze and argue both sides of a hypothetical issue thereby teaching students the practical side of practicing law.