LAGSL TRIUMPHS IN ELSA MOOT COURT COMPETITION:
Wins Hardest Working Team Certificate
By Mmonbeydo Harrell
The Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law has won the ‘Hardest Working Team’ honors at the 2017 annual European Law School Moot Court Competition. The LAGSL team defeated the prestigious Kenyatta University Law School, Kenya and the host, Rhodes University to join a number of universities whose scores were tabulated by the judges to reach the finals.
The LAGSL team may have been left out of the finals but their impressive performance convinced the judges to hand out scores of awards to the team. ELSA appointed the LAGSL 2017 Moot Court Team as its Ambassadors to West Africa. The University of Liberia Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law remains the only West African Law School to ever partake in such a prestigious event.
In 2016, interested law students were invited to submit a 15-page essay that was submitted to the Vetting Committee. Jlateh Saryor, Stephen Lavalah, and Public Service Scholar Joseph Fayia, who served as captain, were selected to the team. Head Coach Judge Eva Mappy Morgan, Cllr. Findley Karngar who accompanied the team, as well as Prof Kpadeson Sumo worked tirelessly to ensure that LAGSL team was efficient. A mock practice display was also held for the Dean and several audiences who critiqued the team’s performance before final performance.
The European Law School Moot Court competition is an annual event that begins with regional rounds across the globe and climaxes with final rounds in Geneva. The team may not have been selected for the final rounds in Geneva, but they showed the quality of professional staff at the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law. By assuming the role of ELSA Ambassadors to West Africa, the Liberian team is expected to network with Law Schools in West Africa to attract them the ELSA Moot Court Competition.