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The ultra-modern Moot Court facility was established in the year 2010 to infuse stimulated practical aspects of law and provide a platform within which the school moot court profilenatures problem solving skills, legal analysis, legal drafting, submissions and public speaking skills of learners. Prior to the establishment, the Mount Kenya University, Parklands Law School integrated mooting as a teaching methodology in classes.

The Moot Court has capacity for a hundred (100) people with ingrained information, communication and technology instruments to facilitate learning. The instruments include high resolution projector, Computers, Laptop Portals, quality inbuilt output speakers, judges bench and comfortable mesh chairs. Papers less registry exist with five computers to enable learners file appropriate documents. Mooting is meant to encourage students develop skills in problem solving, legal analysis, drafting, legal submissions and public speaking. Mooting forms a compulsory part of the undergraduate law.

Since 2011, the school has participated in several regional and international competitions including the Manfred Lachs space law Moot(2011), Manfred Lachs space Law Moot competition (2012), 1stRegional children Rights Moot Court Competition (2011), 2ndRegional Children Rights Moot Court Competition (2012), The 3rdRegional children Rights Moot court competition (2013) , the 4th Regional children Rights Moot Court competition, (2014), 23rd all African moot court competition (2014), 3rd All Kenyan Moot court Competition (2015) International Jurist Commission Kenya section (ICJ competition) essay, Manfred Lachs Moot court competition 7th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot court competition (2015) held in Geneva. The school has been privileged to host the prestigious Manfred Lachs space law Moot competition. 

Vision
To be a leading center of practical legal and advocacy training. 

Mission
To offer quality practical legal and advocacy training for law students.

 The Objectives;

  1. To enhance mock legal hearing and offer a systematic training process on the essential skills of problem solving, legal analysis and drafting of legal submissions
  2. To enhance the leaner’s practical legal skills and acquisition of knowledge hub on thematic areas of law which creates significant opportunities for educational and personal achievement
  3. To develop the learner’s confidence in public speaking, negotiation, communication, presentation and analytical skills
  4. To provide a platform for intense legal research, writing and oral advocacy skills that craft competitors to be more marketable to legal employers
  5. To afford learners networking opportunities during National and International external moot court competitions.

MOOT COURT OFFICIALS

Teaching staff

  1. Moot Court Coordinator- Ms. Shiro Mogeni- Shilako
  2. Deputy Coordinator- Ms. Mercy Mutheu
  3. Official member-Mr. Ferd Muyomba
  4. Official Member-Ms. Catherine Kendi Mutungi
  5. Official Member –Mr.Pwoka Wanyonyi

Student Representation

  1. Chairperson - Eddy Brian Konyango
  2. Vice Chairperson - Jane Ngunjiri
  3. Chief Registrar- Susan Mute
  4.  Assistant Registrar- Claire Wambui
  5. Finance –Frank Nyamari
  6. ICT Officer- Ariel Nderi

Diploma Representative 

  1. Wanjiru Mwangi
  2. Michael Mureithi

 Technical Advisors 

  1. Alex Musyimi
  2. Alex Gitonga
  3. Shirley Bett

ACHIEVEMENTS:

Internal

  • Inter varsity moot court competitions
  • Inter Class Moot Court Competitions
  • Intellectual Dialogue on the role of mooting
  • Topical Debates
  • Public Dialogues on mooting techniques

External

  • Regional winners for the Africa Regional Round of the Nils Business and Human Rights Moot Court Competition at Riara University, Kenya to be held 6th January, 2018
  • 4th Position in the Extractive Baraza Moot Court Competition to Be Held on the 16th -18th January 2018
  • Debaters in the Insurance Debate held on the 26th -27th of January 2018 at Catholic University of East Africa
  • Research Participants in the 6th All-Kenyan Moot Court Competition, 2018
  • 1st Runners up (Yashim Butende) at international jurist commission Kenya section (ICJ competition) essay
  • Equally Now Moot Court Competition on Two Thirds Gender Rule held on 4th May, 2017
  • Best Debaters the Intervarsity debate Challenge at Strathmore University on the 26th February 2016
  • 3rd Position in Africa at Manfred Lachs space law Moot(2015)
  • 4th Position out of 10 Universities at the 3rd All Kenyan Moot court Competition(2015)
  • 4th Position in Africa and 6th Globally at the 7th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court competition(2015)
  • 7th Position out of 62 Universities at 23rd All African moot court competition (2014)
  • 3rd Position at Manfred Lachs space law Moot(2012)
  • Best Respondent Memorial Team (Duncan Malumbe and Abednego Kavita) at the 4th Regional Children Rights Moot Court Competition, (save the child annual moot court competition)
  • 1st Position at Quiz Challenge in the Intervarsity Law Challenge

Alumni Spotlight …
“A spirit of practical lessons through the moot court is instilled in the Campus expose learners to seek innovative solutions to real-world problems and doctrinal research. The skills acquired are attributed to the employment opportunity secured at the moment in a lead law firm in Nairobi.
In my tenure as a student received tremendous support from superb staff and extraordinary ultra-modern facilities including in houses unparalleled collection of legal materials, from unique historical works to the latest in digital resources.”

Mr. Clinton Lumumba, Student Kenya School of Law

“MKU school of Law has proved to be a stepping stone for my pursuit towards a legal career. With a background of a human rights activist, I passionately pursued a degree in law and successfully graduated with honors. The skills and knowledge earned in mooting sessions has enabled me to be an invaluable asset to COTU as the legal officer."

Charles Omanga- Legal Officer COTU

Upcoming Events

Foreign Direct Investment Arbitration Moot Court Competition –Kenya
https://www.fdimoot.org/

Children Human Rights Moot Court Competition- Kenya

The Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT)
http://www.cipit.org/index.php

Amnesty International Human Rights Law Debate

http://www.amnestykenya.org/

African Human Rights Moot Court Completion

http://www.chr.up.ac.za/index.php/projects/moot.html

Pan African IHL moot ( Arusha IHL moot) 

https://www.icrc.org/en/where-we-work/africa/kenya

Telders International Law Moot Court Competition

http://teldersmoot.com/registration-forms-2018/

The Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition

https://www.ilsa.org/jessuphome/2014-08-15-09-28-07/faqs#I_1

International Law of the Sea Moot Court Competition 2018-2019

https://demaribus.net/2017/06/29/international-law-of-the-sea-moot-court-competition-2018-2019/

 

Get In Touch

MKU Parklands Law Campus,
P.O.Box 13495-00100
GPO Nairobi
Tel:+254202528803, 0202667731/2/3/4
Cell:0722307617,0729256979,0734667731
Email: law@mku.ac.ke

 

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