UPSA Law School qualifies for 2024 Jessup international Moot Court Competition

The UPSA Law School is one of three Ghanaian institutions to represent Ghana in the 2024 Jessup International Moot Court Competition in Washington D.C. in April this year.

Even though the UPSA team placed behind two other schools, they were selected to represent Ghana in the competition as an exhibition team following an impressive performance and exhibition of high potential.

The two main teams to represent Ghana will be KNUST Law School and the Ghana School of Law.

The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (Jessup Competition) is the world’s largest and premier moot court competition in the field of international law, with about 700 teams from 100 countries competing every year.

The Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations.

Participating teams prepare oral and written pleadings, arguing both the applicant and respondent positions in a given case.

The prestigious competition has, over the past six decades, provided a platform for aspiring legal professionals to showcase their advocacy and critical thinking skills and enhance their knowledge of international law.

The Ghana qualifying rounds saw participation from 10 law schools across Ghana.

UPSA Law School’s team is comprised of Yaw Kesse Jr., Kwadwo Kwarteng Boampong, Abraham Maslow, and Labib Seidu, all third-year students.

They were managed by the President of the UPSA Law Students Union, Manasseh Apurum, under the expert guidance of Coach Kweku Attakora Dwomoh.

“The participation of UPSA Law School in the 2024 Jessup Ghana Qualifying Rounds not only highlights the individual achievements of students but also reflects the collective commitment of the faculty and administration to foster academic excellence and professional development,” said Mr Kweku Attakora Dwomoh.

He also noted that the selection of UPSA as an exhibition team for the competition “underscores the calibre of legal education and talent nurtured at UPSA Law School, positioning it as a leading institution in legal academia and advocacy.”

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