The School of Law, University of Nairobi for the second year in a raw wins the National Rounds for the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Competition. The University of Nairobi team emerged overall winners of the National Rounds. The team also won an award for the best memorial. The remarkable performance has earned the school the qualification to represent Kenya in the International Rounds of the competition that will take place in Washington DC from 27th March to 2nd April 2016.
Jessup is a moot court competition based on Public International Law. It is organized by the International Law Students Association (ILSA) with support from various partners. It is the largest moot court competition as it attracts participation from over 550 law schools from 80 different countries every year. The 2016 edition is the 56th since its inception. The competition is divided into two stages namely the National Rounds and the International Rounds. In order to qualify to participate in the International Rounds a team must win the National Rounds in its country.
University of Nairobi School of Law participated in the National Rounds of the competition where Two schools participated in the competition namely: Kenya School of Law and the University of Nairobi. University of Nairobi team was composed of four students namely Leon Ndekei, Peninnah Simiren, Cecilia Isohi and Lelei Cheruto. The team was divided into the applicant’s team (Leon Ndekei and Peninnah Simiren) and the respondent’s team (Cecilia Isohi and Lelei Cheruto).
The National Round consisted of two rounds, the preliminary rounds and the final round which were held on 13th February and 20th February respectively. In the final rounds the University defeated the Kenya School of Law to emerge the National Champions for 2016.
We congratulate the team for their commendable performance
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