Kenyan Law Students Beat Havard's in John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition

  • Students from Strathmore School of Law on Saturday walked over their counterparts from Havard University in the final Jackson Moot Court competitions in Geneva, Switzerland.

    The dedicated team of three, Mishael Wambua, Kandalla Maleehah, and Catherine Penda were the first African team to make it that far as well as win the competition.

    Luis Franceschi, the Dean Strathmore Law School took to his social media to announce and celebrate the big win.

    “Stratmore met Harvard in the final of the 17th John H. Jackson Moot Court on WTO Law today in Geneva. It was the 1st time an African team made it to the finals. Strathmore Law won the Moot! 🙏🏽 Congrats great team! Kenya!” described the elated Dean.

    Strathmore university also blew its trumpet on social media sharing their joy as it praised the hard work and teamwork displayed by its students.

    The John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition provides a unique opportunity to gain experience in international litigation, to improve one's written and oral legal skills and to meet students and trade professionals from around the world.

    The competition is global and is organized by the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA). The simulated proceeding is based on the dispute settlement system of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The teams prepare and analyze a fictive case tackling key legal questions of international economic law in the fields of trade in goods and services.

    The team was also this year's winners of the African regional round of the same competition which saw them compete against other regional winners in the finals.

    Netizens shared the University’s victory by congratulating them for beating all odds to win the global competition. One of the team's members, Mishael, replied stating that it was a win for the continent with the win being well deserved.