Why The Ifelaw Moot and Mook Committee is the Student Organization To Watch

Within Obafemi Awolowo University, there exist so many associations and organizations that have as their aim the furtherance and the development of student’s skills and capabilities.

While some of them are still in the process of achieving these goals, there are those that have achieved and even surpassed expectations.

One of such organizations is the Moot and Mock Committee of the Faculty of Law. Popularly known as the IFELAW Moot and Mock Committee, this association, which has a very unique name, is an advocacy body for law students which trains and equip them in various important skills such as the legal research, advocacy, persuasive argumentation and critical thinking.

Through the medium of participating in both national and international competitions, members of this committee have been able to hone their skills, and bring victory back to the school and back to Nigeria numerous times. They have also been able to use the opportunity to tour the world. Some of the countries that members have visited as a result of participating in competitions include Albania, India, Kenya, Ghana and the Gambia.

The committee has established a solid name for itself in Nigeria, and is currently running on an unbeaten streak which has lasted for about a year.

Some of its notable wins are listed below;

  1. Africa Gender Equality Competition (Kenya): The Ifelaw Moot Committee opened the year 2023 in a very spectacular manner. Out of 64 teams from all across Africa who participated in this competition, OAU was able to make it to the finals which held in Nairobi, Kenya. At the end of the whole competition, the team, represented by Blessing Nwankwo and Akinwumi Akinyemi, emerged as the overall second best throughout the continent and also won one of the prizes for best oralist.

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    Team members and the team coach at the Africa Gender Equality Competition in Nairobi, Kenya
  2. Dauda Jawara International Human Rights Competition (Gambia): Many African universities participated in this competition, including Team OAU who travelled all the way to Banjul, Gambia and conquered all other teams, emerging as the overall African champions and also clinching the prize for best oralist.

    Team Members at the Dauda Jawara International Human Rights Competition in Hambia
    Team Members at the Dauda Jawara International Human Rights Competition in Gambia
  3. Manfred Lachs International Space Law Competition (South Africa): This competition is a prestigious international competition, held every year in honour of a famous European Judge by the name of Manfred Lachs. Team OAU, represented by Blessing Nwankwo and Akinwumi Akinyemi, emerged overall second place in Nigeria, which qualifies them to proceed to the next rounds to be held in South Africa, and the finals in Milan, Italy.
  4. Christof Heynes African Moot Competition (Ghana): This is a famous legal competition held in honour of Mr. Christof Heynes. Held in Accra, Ghana, team OAU which was represented by Shado Olayinka and Akinpelu Akinyinka were able to achieve a team rating of 72.3%.

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    Team members with the team coach at the Christof Heynes Moot in Accra, Ghana
  5. Meta X Unilag Competition: This competition was organized by Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta (formerly Facebook) in conjunction with the University of Lagos. Team OAU, represented by Inioluwa Olaposi and Oluduro Samuel, competed alongside 14 other universities from across the nation. Ultimately, we not only emerged as overall winners, we also clinched the award for best oralist yet again.

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    Team Members holding up their winning plague after the Meta x UNILAG competition
  6. University Of Nigeria National Advocacy Competition: Team OAU competed against other top universities in Nigeria, and emerged as the overall winner in the finals which was in the form of a corporate presentation on how to grow the stability of the Nigerian currency.

All these victories are testaments to the sheer hard work and dedication that define the Moot and Mock Committee of Ifelaw.

The Committee is currently being led by two vibrant and phenomenal ladies, Blessing Nwankwo and Oluwadamilola Ekundayo. And their administration plans to bring even more trophies and victories home, cementing the legacy that the Committee is known for.

For further enquiries and for sponsorship of the Committee’s activities, kindly send a mail to ifelawmootandmockcommittee@gmail.com.

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