THE MOOTING SOCIETY

The Mooting Society is a student organization under the aegis of the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos established in September 2008. The society was established under the regime of Professor Oyelowo Oyewo, who was prompted by the need to have an organized student body to readily undertake the task of representing the Faculty of Law at competitions nationally and internationally.

The mandate of the society is to cultivate and develop crucial lawyering skills in students of the faculty. In compliance with this mandate, our activities include: Mooting, Mock Trials, Model United Nations, Legal Writing, Client Counseling, Debates and Public Speaking.

The Mooting Society, in line with the vision for its creation, has represented the Faculty Of Law in several competitions both nationally and internationally. These competitions include

  • Honorable George U. Timinimi National Moot and Mock Competition
  • Wole Olanipekun (SAN) Moot Competition
  • Bamidele Aturu Moot & Mock Trial Competition
  • The African Human Rights Moot Court Competition
  • Commonwealth International Criminal Justice Moot Court Competition
  • University of Oxford Price Media Law Moot Court Programme
  • Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
  • Nuremberg International Criminal Law Moot Court competition
  • National Model United Nations
  • Olasupo Shasore SAN Inter-University Moot and Arbitration Competition

We have not only participated in these competitions but have succeeded in them. As a society we believe in hard work and dedication. Through rigorous and thorough training we have been able to excel in these competitions.  We have won several awards and recognitions for our oratory prowess and the quality of our memorials.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE MOOTING SOCIETY

 AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS MOOT COURT COMPETITION

The African Human Rights Moot Court Competition is the largest gathering of students, academics and judges around the theme of human rights in Africa. This annual event brings together all law faculties in Africa, whose top students argue a hypothetical human rights case as if they were before the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The Competition aims to prepare a new generation of lawyers to argue cases of alleged human rights violations before the African Court’.

http://www.chr.up.ac.za/index.php/moot-court-2015.html

  1. 2nd Best English Team at the 19th African Human Right Moot Court Competition, University of Abomey Calavi, Cotonou, Benin from 4-9 October 2010.
  2. 3rd Best Oralist at the 19th African Human Right African Moot Court Competition, University of Abomey Calavi, Cotonou, Benin from 4-9 October 2010.
  3. 5th Best English Team at the 21st African Human Right Moot Court Competition,at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane of Maputo, Mozambique from 1-6 October 2012.
  4. 3rd Best Oralist at the 21st African Human Right Moot Court Competition, at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane of Maputo, Mozambique from 1-6 October 2012.
  5. Top Ten (8th, out of sixty-one teams) Best English Team at the 24th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition was held at the University of Zambia from 5 to 10 October 2015.
  6. Best West African and Team and 3rd Best Memorial at the 25th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition at the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2016.

COMMONWEALTH INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE MOOT COMPETITION

  1. Best Written Arguments, Commonwealth International Criminal Justice Moot Court Competition, London, England, 2014

PHILLIP C. JESSUP INTERNATIONAL LAW MOOT COURT COMPETITION

  1. 3rd Best Team at the Regional Rounds of the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Benin, Nigeria. 2014 Edition.
  2. Best Team at the National Rounds of the 2016 Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Nigerian regional rounds held in Lagos.

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD PRICE MEDIA MOOT COURT PROGRAMME

  1. Top 4 teams and only West African Team to qualify to the international rounds at the first Africa Regional Rounds of The Price Media Law Moot Court Competition 2018.
  1. Best West African team at the West African Regional rounds hosted by the University of Lagos, Nigeria in 2017. Spirit of the Competition Award at the International Rounds held in the University of Oxford, England.
  1. First and Only West African University to qualify for the Finals of University of Oxford Price Media Moot Court Programme, 2016.
  2. Best West African team at the West African Regional rounds hosted by the University of Lagos, Nigeria in 2016. Spirit of the Competition Award at the International Rounds held in the University of Oxford, England.
  3. Top 4 teams and only West African Team to qualify to the international rounds at the first Africa Regional Rounds of The Price Media Law Moot Court Competition 2018.
  4. Best West African team at the West African Regional rounds hosted by the University of Lagos, Nigeria in 2017. Spirit of the Competition Award at the International Rounds.

NUREMBERG ICC MOOT COURT COMPETITION

  1. Quarter Finalist at the 2017 Nuremberg International Criminal Law Moot Court competition held in the Nuremberg, Germany.

MODEL UNITED NATIONS

            Honorable Mention Award at the National Model United Nations Conference in Washington DC, USA in October 2013

            Two Honorable Mention Awards at the National Model United Nations Conference in Rome, Italy in November 2014.

Honorable Mention Award at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York, USA in March 2015.

            Distinguished Delegation Award at the National Model United Nations Conference, New York, USA in March 2016

            Outstanding Delegate at the Harvard Model United Nations, Boston, MS. USA

            Outstanding Position Paper Award, General Assembly First Committee at the National Model United Nations Conference, New York in March 2016.        Outstanding Position Paper Award, UNICEF at the National Model United Nations Conference, New York in March 2016

            Outstanding Position Paper Award, UNESCO at the National Model United Nations Conference, New York in March 2016.

Outstanding Position paper award ‘UNCTAD/Japan. National Model United Nations (NMUN) 2017.

Outstanding Position paper  award UNEA St. Vincent and the Grenadines NMUN 2017

Outstanding delegate  UNCTAD/ Japan NMUN 2017

Outstanding position paper award First General Assembly/ Japan. NMUN 2017

Honourable mention Delegation, Japan, NMUN 2017

Honourable Mention delegation St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

NATIONAL COMPETITIONS

  1. 1st Prize Winner of Simmons Cooper Advocacy Development Initiative (SCAD Compete) 2014 Edition
  2. 1st Prize Winner of the 4th Wole Olanipekun Inter-Universities Moot Court Competition 2014 Edition.
  3. Best Oralist at the Honorable George U. Timinimi National Moot and Mock Competition, Benin, 2015.
  4. 2nd Best Oralist of the 4th Wole Olanipekun Inter-Universities Moot Court Competition 2014 Edition.
  5. Best Plaintiff Written Argument of the 4th Wole Olanipekun Inter-Universities Moot Court Competition 2014 Edition.
  6. 3rd Best Team at the 60th Anniversary of the Nigerian Bar Association Ibadan Chapter.
  7. 2nd Best Team Honorable George U. Timinimi National Moot and Mock Competition, Benin, 2015.
  8. 3rd Best Team at Olasupo Shasore SAN Inter-University Moot and Arbitration Competition, Lagos 2015
  9. Best Applicant Memorial Olasupo Shasore SAN Inter-University Moot and Arbitration Competition, Lagos 2015.

We are also known for our brainchild, the School of Reasoning and Rhetoric, which is a school for all students in the Faculty, where top lecturers, lawyers, and public speakers amongst others, take classes which harness the skills of participants. The school focuses on key areas such as; debate (British Parliamentary Style and Karl Popper), public speaking, legal and brief writing, and moot and mock trials.

The Society also has a journal which has been in existence for two years known as, ‘The Journal of Mooting Society University of Lagos’ which receives and publishes articles on different areas of law such as maritime, tax, environmental law amongst others.

The Society seeks to be one of the leading student organizations fundamental in harnessing the capability of law students and equipping them with the skills necessary for practice.

CONTACT US

All communications are received by the LSS on secretariat@lssunilag.com. If you however have specific communications need, do communicate to our specific response team

Complaints?

complaints@lssunilag.com

Inquiries

helpdesk@lssunilag.com

President

president@lssunilag.com

Copyright All Rights Reserved © LSSUnilag 2018  | Design by Dauntless Jupiter