The Kabarak University fraternity is a happy lot after their institution bagged an award in the just completed moot court competition in Geneva, Switzerland. The University was ranked the overall winner of the Spirit of European Law Student’s Association (ELSA) award with one of its students scooping Africa’s best orator.
The competition had been attended by 25 top law schools all over the world in the annual competition. In the competition, The Kenya School of Law (KSL) was also ranked as the regional winner.
The moot court competition is done by law students where they tend to argue imaginary cases, simulate court proceedings and draft memorials. This is done so as to improve their practice in the career as future lawyers and also sharpen their practical skills besides the theories learnt in class. For this year competition, the participants were to present their arguments before a panel among them World Trade Organization (WTO) and International Trade Law (ITL) experts.
Kabarak University was represented by Cedric adima, Lawrence Kiptanui, Annabel Nanjira & Michael Olukuye (awarded Africa’s best Orator. In the 5-day competition, Africa was well represented by Kabarak University, Kenya School of Law, South Africa’s Rhodes University and University of Tunisia.
This is not the first time that Kabarak University is participating in moot court competitions. Speaking to reporters, Justus Otiso who was the team leader said Kabarak has participated in African Human Rights Moot Court Competition, World Trade Organization and Price Media moot court competition.