AFRICAN STUDENTS AT THE INTERNATIONAL LAW MOOT COURT COMPETITION


By Paul Ndiho
Now in its 51st year, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world’s largest moot court competition, with participants from over 500 law schools in more than 80 countries. The competition is a simulation of a dispute between countries before the U.N.’s International Court of Justice. Teams from eligible schools prepare oral and written pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case. VOA Producer Paul Ndiho caught up with law students from six African countries, including Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia,Ghana and Nigeria and asked them what they hoped to get out of this competition and here is more.

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