A team of five (5) students from the University of Ghana School of Law, represented Ghana at the White & Case Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington DC, USA. The competition began on Monday, 10th April, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Washington Hotel.
Nine (9) universities from the USA, India, Indonesia, France and Ghana who won the national round of the Jessup International Moot Court Competitions were present at the international round in Washington DC.
The participating universities included Columbia University, Sciences Po, Campus Europe – Asie au Havre, Lexington University (Kentucky), The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University – School of Excellence in Law, Case Western Reserve University, Bryce University, Airlangga University and the University of Ghana School of Law.
The Ghanaian team aced the oral advocacy round, which formed the first part of the competition with outstanding scores, but could not make it through the competition as they received low scores in their memorials.
On Saturday, 25th February, 2023, the University of Ghana School of Law emerged triumphant in the just ended National Round of the Jessup International Moot Court Competition which was presided by His Lordship Nene Amegatcher, Justice of the Supreme Court, Ghana. The University of Ghana School of Law, are currently the two-time consecutive champions of the National Round of the JESSUP International Moot Court Competition.The Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. One team is allowed to participate from every eligible school, selected teams prepare oral and written pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case.
Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, also known as the Jessup Moot or the Jessup is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from roughly 700 law schools in 100 countries and jurisdictions.
The Jessup Competition allows participants to broaden their knowledge in research and familiarize themselves with materials outside the scope of what they have been taught in their law faculties.
Congratulations to the UG team that participated in the Jessup International Moot Court Competition!