UCU wins moot competition


Uganda Christian University (UCU) has won in the first-ever inter-university moot debate in East Africa.

The East African Law Students Association (EALSA) in association with Uganda Law Society, the UCU Law Society and Uganda’s Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, organised the moot n on November 12 in Nkoyoyo Hall, UCU Mukono.

A team of UCU’s law students, including Loyce Donah Katushabe, Hilda Afekuru and Priscillah Nauma beat Makerere University in the finals.

The event was graced by Justice Ezekiel Muhanguzi from the High Court of Uganda as a guest of honour, Mr Samuel Olumo, executive director of the Uganda Law Society, and students from Kampala International University and the Islamic University In Uganda.

The purpose of the debate was to unite the East African law students and give them a forum to discuss issues pertinent to their careers and profession.

Among the topics discussed were: Is the East African law superior to the Ugandan law? How do we decide the fate of students practising law across boarders in East Africa? And “A glimpse into the future of young lawyers.”

In his speech, Muhanguzi praised UCU for its discipline, the dress code, and urged students to keep it up. “Never compromise the foundations on which UCU is founded.

The students here are the perfect example of decency,” he said. Other prizes included Best Memorial and Best Oralist that were both taken by Makerere University.

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