In a remarkable achievement, students from Midlands State University Law School have qualified for the prestigious 15th Nelson Mandela Human Rights Moot Court Competition World Finals, showcasing their legal acumen, dedication and passion for human rights advocacy.

Named in honour of the renowned South African leader and human rights advocate, the Nelson Mandela Human Rights Moot Court Competition, has been a platform for aspiring legal minds to demonstrate their expertise in international human rights law.

Preliminary rounds for the competitions were held virtually from the 20th to 27th of May 2023.
The competition encourages students to delve into complex legal issues, engage in rigorous research, and present their arguments in a simulated court setting.

Midlands State University Law School team, consisting of two talented students, Rutendo Chikwava and MacDonald Chirima alongside coach Ntandoyenkosi Moyo, impressed the judges and surpassed numerous competitors during the regional rounds.

Their comprehensive understanding of human rights principles, coupled with their ability to articulate compelling legal arguments, set them apart from the competition.

The team’s success is a testament to their tireless dedication and rigorous preparation.
Their commitment to excellence has undoubtedly paid off, elevating the reputation of Midlands State University Law School on the global stage.

Mr. Ntandoyenkosi Moyo, Assistant Lecture-Faculty of Law and coach for the team, expressed his immense pride in the achievement of the students.

He remarked, “The achievement of being ranked in the top 24 universities in the world speaks volumes and accredits the level of stellar performance our university has been synonymous with over the last decade.”

The Midlands State University team will now embark on a journey to the World Finals at the United Nations Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland, from the 17th to the 21st of July 2023, where they will compete against the finest legal minds from around the globe.

This highly anticipated event will provide them with a unique opportunity to engage in spirited debates, exchange ideas, and gain invaluable experience in an international legal forum.

Standing as a shining example of Midlands State University’s indomitable spirit and dedication to excellence in legal education, the success of MSU Law School students in the competitions is not only a cause for celebration within the University community but also a source of inspiration for aspiring law students across the nation.

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