Three law students from Kenya’s Strathmore University has become the first African team to win the John H. Jackson Moot Court competition on WTO law that was held in Geneva, Switzerland at the weekend.
The Kenyan university was up against Harvard School of Law as they represented Africa for the first time at the finals.
The John H Jackson Moot Court Competition on WTO Law which has been organized on an annual basis since 2002 is currently the only global student competition on World Trade Organization law. It is a moot court competition organised by the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) in co-operation with the World Trade Organization (WTO). It is basically a simulation of WTO Panel dispute settlement proceedings.
The competition has been instrumental in fostering awareness and in-depth study of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and its dispute settlement system in law schools in many parts of the world. It also provides students around the world with legal knowledge and skill, while building global legal capacity.