By our reporter

Mukono based Uganda Christian University (UCU) is up in the air after emerging as Africa’s Second Best University in global law moot contest.

UCU was announced Africa’s Second Best University during the 2018 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition that tests a law student’s comprehension of principles of International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Law among others.

According to a local media, UCU was the second best African team after University of Pretoria, which won all its four rounds becoming the best in Africa and the 5th globally.

The Church founded institution won three out of the four rounds and was the second best in Africa and 47th globally out of the 121 universities that participated.

UCU was represented by five law students; Ian K. Mwine, Isaac Mpirwe, Joan S. Mukisa, Consolate I. Namuyomba and Yasmin Ahed.

It was the only university that represented Uganda after winning the national competitions which were hosted by Makrere University School of Law earlier this year.

The top ranked team, according to a release from the institution, was Colombia Law School based in the United States.

It won all its four rounds and earned 3209 points. It was followed by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München from Germany, University of Toronto (Canada) and the Law Society of Ireland (Ireland) which teams won all their four rounds but only differed on actual points.

Jessup is the world’s largest moot court competition held annually in Washington DC, USA, with participants from over 645 law schools in 95 countries.

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