UGSOL is Winner of JESSUP International Moot Court Competition

A team of five (5) students from the University of Ghana School of Law, with well-versed legal knowledge, on Saturday, 25th February, 2023 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.

Five (5) Law Schools in the country took part in the competition – University of Cape Coast (UCC), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Lancaster University, MountCrest University College and the University of Ghana School of Law (UGSoL).
UGSoL faced KNUST at the finals and defeated their counterparts to emerge as the two-time consecutive champions.

The University of Ghana was represented by Emmanuel Kabu Nartey, a final year student and Emmanuel Akpabli, a third-year student, who defeated Lancaster University and the University of Cape Coast in the preliminary rounds. Other members of the UGSoL team included; Emenyo Afi Nutakor, Lois Osei Sekyere, and Maame Aba Asiedu.

The win earned the University of Ghana School of Law a spot at the international rounds of the competitionto be held in April this year. The UGSoL Team comprised five oralists and eleven research members totalling a team of sixteen (16) students, two (2) coaches, and three (3) coordinators.

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 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.

The JESSUP Competition allows participants to broaden their knowledge in research and familiarise themselves with materials outside the scope of what they have been taught in their law faculties.