Congratulations to our Law students on yet another accolade in the bag for 2022. CUU emerged the 1st Runners Up in the 09th National Inter-University Constitutional Law Moot court competition which was held from 03rd to 04th November 2022 at Hotel Africana, under the theme; “Gender Discrimination; The Plight of Pregnant Girls in Schools.”
Twelve (12) University teams participated in the annual moot competition and these included; Cavendish University Uganda (CUU), Makerere University, Kampala International University (KIU), Nkumba University, IUIU, IUEA, UCU (Kampala and Mukono campuses), Gulu University, King Ceasor University, and Uganda Pentecostal University (Kampala and Fort Portal campuses).
Cavendish University was adeptly represented by Mirriam Lawoko and Echo Mugisha, both students pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB).
Since 2014, the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development [CEHURD] convenes the Annual National Inter-University Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition. The moot court competition has seen more than ten (10) law schools in Uganda participate.
The moot is purposed to build a cohort of young lawyers who appreciate the right to health and its justiciability within the confines of Uganda’s legal system. It also aims at aiding law students to improve their public speaking skills and give them a wholesome experience of the court process and prepare them for future litigation.
At the competition, Cavendish University had the second best written submissions and Makerere University emerged Winners. One student from the CUU team namely; Mirriam Lawoko was offered a Research Assistant position by one of the judges who commended her research skills and oral presentation skills.
The finals were adjudicated by a team of prominent judges including; Justice Catherine Bamugemereire, Justice Remmy Kasule, among others.
Special acknowledgment goes out to the team’s coach Adv. Ayeranga Godfrey, a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, who prepared the team with the support of the Faculty Dean, Prof. Omolade Olomola, and other staff including; Mr.Joel Kanyerezi, Adv. Mary Nyachieo and Ms. Pauline Miyienda.