The UCC Faculty of Law placed second in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court qualifying Competition held at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) recently.
UCC was also adjudged the best in oral presentation and research documents for the competition.
Law Faculties that participated in the competition were Kwame Nkrumah University of Science (KNUST) which placed first; University of Cape Coast, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). Others were Central University College, University of Professional Studies and Kings University College
UCC Faculty of Law was represented by Celestina Tawiah, Michael Kwatekwei Quartey, Solomon Okorley and Fafa Delight Agbeko.
Presenting their prize to the Vice-Chancellor, the Vice-Dean of UCC Faculty of Law, Mr. Kwame Owusu Agyemang, said the final competition was fiercely competed between UCC and KNUST with Her Ladyship Gertrude Torkornoo, Mrs. Marietta Brew Appiah Oppong and Captain Kamal Deen Ali as the judges. He indicated that as part of their prizes, UCC and KNUST would compete in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court to be held from 1st to 7th April, 2018 in Washington DC, United States of America.
The Dean of the Faculty of Law, Mr. Kujo E. McDave, appealed to the Vice-Chancellor for financial support to sponsor the contestants for the competition in Washington DC.
On his part, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, commended the contestants for making the University proud. “Though the Faculty of Law came to the scene not long ago but you have made UCC visible through various competitions and the Ghana Law entrance examinations” He also congratulated the lecturers in the Faculty for the quality training they were offering to the students. He assured them of the University management’s support.