Three students of the Faculty of Law of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, are set to represent Nigeria at the forthcoming International Moot Competition which will hold at the Leiden University, The Hague, in the Netherlands.
The Competition, which draws participants from over 100 universities across all continents of the world, is billed to hold from June 1 to June 10, 2023.
It is organised by the International Court of Justice (ICC) and the International Bar Association.
The AAUA students are: Abdulhaaq Mutairu Buhari (500L), Honour Oluwakorede Dahunsi (500L), and Adetomiwa Isaac Fowowe (400L).
They will be accompanied and coached by Dr. Godfrey Matthew Esq., a lecturer with the Faculty of Law.
The Acting Dean of the Faculty of Law, Dr. Olugbenga Oke-Samuel, who disclosed this on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, said that the trip of the students is bankrolled by the International Bar Association, which awarded the University one of two global grants it gave for the competition.
Dr. Oke-Samuel added that the feat of participating in the Moot Competition has affirmed the numero uno position of the Faculty of Law of the Adekunle Ajasin University as the best training ground for top-notch lawyers in the country.
In his words, “Three of our students will be representing the University, and by extension the country, at the coming International Moot Competition coming up at The Hague, the Netherlands, between June 1 and June 10.
“It is also noteworthy that the sagacity and feats of our students earned them the sponsorship and the grant of the International Bar Association. The three students flying our flag have been involved in several related competitions in the country and have proved themselves worthy of being pitted against their peers from other Universities across the globe.
“We are excited our institution is part of this top-flight global competition. No doubt, Adekunle Ajasin University is proud to be representing the country. This is a testament to the fact that our Faculty has always been in the forefront of delivering quality legal education and training of top-notch lawyers in the country.”