Moot Court Competitions
April 28, 2018
The Policy Innovation Centre has been key in facilitating the internal and regional rounds of moot court competitions which form a very enormous part of the extra-curricular activities that the students at the Strathmore Law School engage in. These competitions enable students to cultivate their research and oratory skills whilst addressing legal issues they are tasked with attempting to find solutions for.
Some of the moot court competitions that have been hosted at the PIC include:
(12th October 2017) The internal rounds of the International Criminal Court (ICC) moot court competition
This was held on October 13th 2017 to select a team that would represent the Strathmore Law School in Leiden University, Netherlands. ICC moot courts seek to have the participants deliberate over matters arising from a fictitious case touching on matters involving International Criminal Justice.
(25th– 29th April 2018) The regional rounds for the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) moot court competition
This was held between 25- 29th of April, 2018. This round hosted teams from Ethiopia, Malawi, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Lesotho, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Uganda. These teams were set to compete against each other for three days of pleadings where a dispute regarding a fictitious case premised on International Trade Law was to be deliberated on with the merits of the arguments being assessed by panelists from renowned institutions and firms such as the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL), Van Bael and Bellis, the African Union Commission, Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Office of the Attorney General of Kenya, the South African Department of Trade and Industry, and J Miles & Co.