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East African University students defeat Harvard in Global Law Quiz

Kenyan students at Strathmore University who beat their Harvard Counterparts in Global Law Competition. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

GENEVA – Kenyan University Students from Strathmore School of Law have become the first African side to win the John H. Jackson Moot Court on World Trade Organization (WTO) Law.

The Kenyan trio’s victory is proof that the level of education in East Africa has greatly improved beyond global standards in recent times.

The threesome comprising of members; Kandalla Maleehah, Catherine Penda and Mishael Wambua out witted their Harvard Law School counterparts and made history as the first African team to reach and win the finals of the global law contest that was held in Geneva, Switzerland on Saturday.

Strathmore has raised the bar in University law education by meeting and defeating Harvard in the finals of the 17th edition of the John H. Jackson Moot Court on WTO Law.

Participants in this annual law contest are required to prepare and analyze an imaginary case and present their arguments both for the Complainant and the Respondent in front of a panel which comprises of WTO and trade law experts.

“Congrats great team! Kenya!” Luis Franceschi, the Dean Strathmore Law School wrote in a tweet.

The 2019 edition attracted students from 90 Law Schools across the African continent. The annual competition opens every September of each calendar year with the release of the case, followed by regional rounds in Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, and the Americas.

The best 20 international teams of the individual rounds qualify to partake in the Final Oral Round, which is usually held in Geneva, Switzerland.

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