Three Strathmore University law students emerged winners in an arbitration moot competition held in Cape Town, South Africa.
The team beat other students from the University of Pretoria, the Johannesburg Bar School and the Chinese South West University of Political Science and Law to emerge winner.
The Strathmore team was composed of Ms Faith Gathoni (second year), Ms Catherine Penda (third year) and Ms Kimberly Mureithi (third year).
They were coached by Ms Emmah Senge Wabuke, a lecturer at Strathmore and a Harvard University graduate.
“We were given a task that encompassed in-depth research and planning. The opportunity to interact with CAJAC officials and leading professionals in the area of arbitration was a wonderful experience – it was an opportunity to accord us a global perspective of law,” Ms Gathoni said.
“It is through such experiences that we may be moulded into well-rounded global legal practitioners.”
The China-Africa joint Arbitration Conference (CAJAC) and International Arbitration Moot Competition was initiated under the Forum for China Africa Cooperation (FOCUS), the FOCUS Legal Forum and the China Law Society and the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA). The competition brought together the best university teams from China and Africa to illustrate effective resolution of international commercial disputes.
The competition focused on commercial disputes and arbitration.