News of UWI Cave Hill Law Moot Achievements

24 Mar 2014

Provided below is news of the recent law moot achievements of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.  The CCJ extends congratulations to the students and faculty of UWI Cave Hill in this regard.

 

 

Faculty of Law Cave Hill Wins the Inter-American Sustainable Development Moot Court Competition

Rushane Campbell and Kavita Deochan in front FGV Law School in Rio

UWI Cave HIll students Rushane Campbell and Kavita Deochan in front FGV Law School in Rio – 2014

The Cave Hill Law’s International Mooting Team, comprising Ms. Kavita Deochan and Mr. Rushane Campbell, won the 4th Annual Inter-American Sustainable Development Moot Court Competition which was held at the FGV Direito Rio de Janeiro Law School in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
 
The UWI Cave Hill team is the first English speaking team to have ever won the Competition, substantially improving on the Faculty’s third place finish last year. The UWI Cave Hill team also won the Best Written Memorial and the Best Delegation. Ms Kavita Deochan was adjudged the Best Oralist in the finals as well as the Best Oralist of the Competition. This Competition is a collaboration between The Tulane Law School, the Universidad de los Andes and FGV Direito Rio de Janeiro Law School. The Competition is trilingual, allowing students to argue in Spanish, Portuguese and English. Teams of students representing law schools and law faculties participate in this competition spanning the entire region of the Americas and the Caribbean. This year’s moot case dealt with the human rights of indigenous peoples under the American Convention of Human Rights and other issues including property rights, sustainable development and international law.
 
The Faculty of Law warmly congratulates Ms. Kavita Deochan, Mr. Rushane Campbell, and Mr. Westmin James (the team coach and coordinator of the Faculty’s International Mooting course), for their tireless work for the past five months to achieve this victory.

 

 

Faculty of Law Cave Hill Awarded Best Academic Institution at the Caribbean Court of Justice International Moot Court Competition

Suszanna Clarke, Andre Sheckleford and Christopher Harper at CCJ Law Moot 2014

Suszanna Clarke, Andre Sheckleford and Christopher Harper at CCJ Law Moot 2014

The Cave Hill Law’s International Mooting Team, comprising Ms. Suszanna Clarke, Mr. Andre Sheckleford (2nd year direct entrants) and Mr. Christopher Harper (2nd year), was awarded Best Academic Institution at the 6th Caribbean Court of Justice International Moot Court Competition. Appearing before the Honourable Justices of the Caribbean Court of Justice Anderson JCCJ, Hayton JCCJ and Bernard JCCJ, the Cave Hill team bested all other participating Faculties of Law.

The UWI Cave Hill team won their match against UWI St. Augustine Campus and was complimented on their skills. Ms. Clarke was praised for her gravitas as a lawyer and the Bench indicated that she had a good grasp of the law. Mr. Sheckleford was commended for his clear and measured tone and his very good knowledge of the law.
 
This year’s moot case, heard under the CCJ’s original jurisdiction, dealt with issues related to: free movement under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas for CARICOM nationals, economic citizenship, the Court’s advisory jurisdiction, and other international legal matters.

The overall winner of the competition was the Eugene Dupuch Law School.
 
The Faculty of Law warmly congratulates Ms. Suszanna Clarke, Mr. Andre Sheckleford, Mr. Christopher Harper and Mr. Westmin James (the team coach and coordinator of the Faculty’s International Mooting course), for their tireless work for the past five months to achieve this position of excellence.