7th Moot Court Competition: Benson Idahosa University Set to Defend Title
Benson Idahosa University, winner of the 6th edition of the International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition which was held at Lagos State University, is set to defend their title as champions at the ongoing 7th edition of the Moot court competition taking place in Port Harcourt.
The coach and lecturer who is supervising the team from Benson Idahosa University, Dr. (Mrs.) T.U Akpoghome said that the expectations are very high; though they are ready to defend their title.
“The expectations are high, we believe that having won the title last year, God is going to take us there again and give us victory as it is neither by power nor by might.”
Every other school is preparing, they all want to go to Tanzania, and there is no crime if we go to Arusha twice.
The students are ready and are in high spirit and I strongly believe that what God has started he will be faithful to finish.
On preparations, she said they have being practicing since the beginning of the year and the memorials which are the arguments both for the applicants and the prosecution are well arranged.
“Our earnest prayer is that when we ballot , we should pick applicants because the applicant’s case is usually very stronger and it helps to build a good foundation for the students. Benson Idahosa University has always shown to be one of the best universities with the knowledge of International Humanitarian Law,” she said.
One of the representatives, Abbey Ngwiate said it is a great opportunity for her to represent her school in such a big competition.
“Since we resumed we have being preparing for this competition and i believe God will crown our efforts with success.”
It will be recalled that last year Benson Idahosa University was represented by, Iheaturu Jane (500L Law student), Osike Edward (500L Law student) and Babajide Love (500L Law student), who proved their superiority over their counterparts during the intellectual scuffle.
Benson Idahosa University emerged victorious amidst stiff competition from nine other universities, which included, Lagos State University (LASU), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), Bayero University Kano (BUK), University of Benin (UNIBEN), University of Abuja (UNIABUJA), University of Uyo (UNIUYO), River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), and University of Jos (UNIJOS).
The Moot Court competition helps to introduce students and budding lawyers to the practical aspect of the study of law, as well as create a healthy rivalry amongst sister Faculties of Law from several institutions.