Law moot team to represent Uganda

The team of UCU moot debators with Dr Kakooza at Principal’s Hall

BY AGATHA MUHAISE For the seventh time, Uganda Christian University (UCU) law students will be representing Uganda in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition from April 9 to 15 at New Jersey Avenue, Washington DC. The team of four students led by Arnold Agaba, a lecturer in the Faculty of Law and head of moots at UCU earned their right to compete in the international round, by emerging champions at the national rounds hosted by the Cavendish University Faculty of Law, Kampala. UCU beat teams from the…

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UCU Law graduates to practise in the UK

By NICHOLAS OPOLOT and AGATHA MUHAISE Uganda Christian University’s (UCU’s) law degree holders have been officially accredited to apply for the bar course in England and Wales. This means that law graduates of UCU meet the standards required for one to apply for a bar course in the United Kingdom (UK) and become barristers (equivalent to an advocate in Uganda), in the UK. The news came after Hope Atuhaire, an alumnus of the university who graduated in 2015, was accepted to sit for the bar course after a significant struggle.…

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Students of law tipped!

BY ISAIAH TIBITA I n a heated discussion organised by the Law Society of Uganda Christian University on November 9, under the topic “Rule of Law: How far off the paper?”, students from the law faculty were tipped on how to take the rule of law far beyond paper-work and class discussions. When asked by The Standard on whether the symposium served its purpose, Patrick Ssemwogere, the speaker of the UCU Law Society, said that the symposium brought to light factors that affect the rule of law in Uganda. Some…

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