TuksLaw reigns supreme again

Posted on February 12, 2013

These rounds were held at the Law Faculty of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) and were sponsored by White & Case. After a full day of rounds with advocates and pupils from the Eastern Cape Bar serving as judges, the two teams to progress to the final round were the home team of NNMU (ranked first) and the team from the University of Pretoria.

The finals were held in the Eastern Cape High Court with a bench of five judges listening to oral submissions from the two teams. The TuksLaw team, consisting of Adunyiswe Gumede (LLB IV), Tshepo Seloane (LLB III) and Johann van Wyk (LLB II), argued on behalf of the applicant and walked away with the laurels. All three members of the UP team ranked in the top eight oralists. TuksLaw received the right to represent South Africa at the international rounds of the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington DC on 31 March 2013.

This year's facts related to climate change, questions of sovereign debt, statehood after significant change of territory and the treatment of forced migrants.

TuksLaw teams have progressed to the final rounds of the national rounds of this competition over the past four years (2010 to 2013) and were victorious in three out of the four final rounds. 

Adunyiswe Gumede (LLB IV), Tshepo Seloane (LLB III) and Johann van Wyk (LLB II),

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