The moot culture has greatly escalated and has seen various Ugandan university teams partake in these prestigious competitions to achieve not only victory but also the amazing experience to do with it.
The latest to be crown in Kenya are law students of Uganda Christian University (UCU) who beat others from 15 regional universities.
Moot court competitions are basically early preparations that shape law students for the court practice in the actual legal field.
As early as year one, students are encouraged to engage in them to have the “court feeling.” Various international moots have seen gallant law students from MUK,UCU, IUIU and others represent the country say, the CEHURD moot, IHL(international humanitarian law) moots, All Africa moots, not forgetting the JESSUP moot which is every mooter‘s dream moot lifetime achievement.
For the past consecutive years, UCU has surpassed them all and represented well enough to make it for the JESSUP moot that occurs in Washington DC. The most recent moot court competition was the 3rd biennial Strathmore CIPIT (centre for intellectual property on information technology law) Moot Court 2018 held on October 11-12 at the Strathmore University in Kenya with the theme “ICT Law.”
As required participants from differential institutions in East Africa took part.
The best team and winners respectively were all Second-year law students from the UCU namely; Ruth Nanjobe, Phillip Kyoma and Joy Koelewijn who beat 15 teams from the region.
The win was as a result of the tremendous effort of the team together with their coach Kenneth Muhangi, a partner of KTA Advocates, Uganda.