The Faculty of Law, UCC placed second in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court qualifying Competition held at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration(GIMPA) recently.
UCC was also adjudged the best in oral presentation and research documents for the competition.
Law Faculties that participated in the competition were Kwame Nkrumah University of Science (KNUST) which placed first; University of Cape Coast, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). Others were Central University College, University of Professional Studies and Kings University College.
UCC Faculty of Law was represented by Celestina Tawiah, Michael Kwatekwei Quartey, Solomon Okorley and Fafa Delight Agbeko.
Presenting their prize to the Vice-Chancellor, the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law, Mr. Kwame Owusu Agyemang said the final competition was fiercely competed between UCC and KNUST with Her Ladyship Justice Gertrude Torkornoo, Marietta Brew Appiah Oppong and Captain Kamal Deen Ali as the judges. He indicated as part of their prizes, UCC and KNUST would compete in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court to be held from 1st to 7th April, 2018 in Washington DC, United States of America.
The Dean of the Faculty of Law, Mr. Kujo E. McDave, who was present appealed to the Vice-Chancellor for financial support to sponsor the contestants for the competition in Washington DC.
Delegation presenting the award to the Vice Chancellor
“Typically, about 90 countries participate in this competition and about 700 law schools across the globe. We are therefore hoping that we will be able to raise some money to take the contestants to Washington for the competition. It will be an opportunity to compete with some of the best schools in the world. I believe this will serve as an incentive to the first and second year students”.
On his part, the Vice-Chancellor of University of Cape Coast, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah commended the contestants for making the University proud and said the university is ready to throw its support behind them by any means possible to ensure they participate in the grand competition.
“I am very happy with this and I hope that we will continue. Sometimes students complain so much that we are worrying them but it is this worry that brings the glory. I think we are giving you a very good training and you should make the most out of it. I am hoping for more glory.”
Source : ATL FM NEWS