Our Faculty of Law has scooped the Best Regional Memorial for Africa Award at the just concluded 2020 edition of the ICC Moot Court Competition.
The competition which brought together 71 teams from 50 different countries is organized by the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies and takes place annually in May/June in The Hague, the Netherlands.
The Competition consists of an extensive six-day educational and social program, which brings together students of diverse backgrounds and cultures together to challenge their skills as future international lawyers with the final round of the competition usually taking place in an actual ICC courtroom with ICC judges adjudicating. With the outbreak of COVID-19, this year’s edition of the ICC Moot Court Competition had to be done virtually. It was concluded on 11th of June 2020.
CUEA was represented by three students from its Faculty of Law namely: Wangui Njoroge, Julius Miiri Wamboi, Brenda Hope N. Waweru assisted by their equally talented and illustrious Trainers and Mentors, M/s Freda Kabatsi, the Faculty’s Moot Court Coordinator and Dr. John J Wamwara who was also an independent Evaluator at the 2020 edition of the ICC Moot Court, making CUEA visible across the oceans. Other competing teams were from Kenyatta University (Kenya) with other teams coming from Gambia, Ghana, South Africa, South Sudan, Zambia and many others were from Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
Last year, the CUEA Faculty of Law emerged the best at 7th Edition of the Great Lakes Moot Court Competition on International Humanitarian Law held in Kigali Rwanda in December, 2019. The Faculty and its students have consistently won regional and international awards in various moot court competitions putting the Faculty at an enviable pedestal as a legal trainer in Africa and indeed the world.
The CUEA Faculty of Law started as a department in 2005 within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. This Department was responsible for managing the Bachelor of Laws degree programme which was launched in March of the same year as well as teaching of various law courses in other faculties such as the Faculty of Commerce.
The Department of Law transformed into the Faculty of Law in 2007 and was formally inaugurated on the occasion of the University’s Convocation on 25th August 2007.The Faculty offers a four year Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree program which aims as producing regional lawyers with an international flair and plans to launch a Master of Laws degree program in 2020/2021 academic year. The Faculty is fully accredited by the Council for Legal Education.