Students from Kenya’s Strathmore Law School became the first African team to win the John H. Jackson Moot Court on WTO Law
Strathmore made history by winning n the final against the prestigious Harvard Law School during the 17th edition of the competition held in Geneva, Switzerland.
The global John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition, formerly known as the European Law Students Association Moot Court Competition on World Trade Organization Law, marked its 17th year of competition this year.
The competition is a simulated hearing of the WTO dispute settlement system. The teams prepare and analyze a fictive case and present their arguments both for the Complainant and the Respondent in front of a panel which consists of WTO and trade law experts.
The Jackson Moot Competition annually draws participants from around the globe. This year, students from 90 schools on six continents are competed.
The competition opens each September with the release of the case followed by regional rounds in Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, and the Americas.
The best 20 teams worldwide of the individual rounds qualified to participate in the Final Oral Round, which will took place in Geneva, Switzerland.