Strathmore University students defeat Harvard Law School in Global competition
By Bosco Marita
| June 12th 2019
A team of three students from Strathmore University smashed a record by defeating Harvard Law School in the final of the competition held in Geneva, Switzerland on Saturday, June 1.
Mishael Wambua, Kandalla Maleehah, and Catherine Penda became the first African team to win the John H. Jackson Moot Court on World Trade Organization (WTO) Law.
The three first qualified among the 20 teams required to participate in the Final Oral Round, held in Geneva.
While congratulating the three, the Dean of Strathmore Law School tweeted: “Strathmore met Harvard in the final of the 17th John H. Jackson Moot Court on WTO Law in Geneva. It was the 1st time an African team made it to the finals. Strathmore Law won the Moot! Congrats great team! Kenya!”
According to the Kenya Diaspora news website: “during the competition, participants are required to prepare and analyze a fictive case and present their arguments both for the Complainant and the Respondent in front of a panel which comprises of WTO and trade law experts."
The competition usually starts in September of every year followed by regional rounds in Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, and the Americas.
This year’s competition marked the 17th edition with over 90 Law schools taking part.
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