The Faculty of Law at Wisconsin International University College, Ghana is bracing itself to compete with other law faculties for the ultimate laurels in the 2024 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition dubbed Jessup Competition. The Competition is the world’s largest and premier moot court competition in the field of international law with about 700 teams from nearly 100 countries competing every year.
Now in its 65th year, the Jessup is also the oldest moot court competition devoted to public international law. The Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations.
The Jessup case normally comprises several interwoven fields of international law, thus allowing participants to broaden their knowledge in research and familiarise themselves with materials that very well may not be taught in their law faculties or offered as part of their regular curriculum.
Wisconsin International University College, Ghana will participate in the qualifying round on February 12, 2024, and expected to come up against defending the Champions University Of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Mountcrest University College, Kings University College, Central University College, University of Professional Studies Accra, University of Cape Coast, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), and Ghana School of Law.
THE WISCONSIN TEAM
Kelvin Nana Yaw Aning Amoako
Kelvin Nana Yaw Aning Amoako a past student of St Peters SHS is a dedicated law student with a passion for constitutional, commercial, and international law. He is driven by a strong desire to make a positive impact in the legal field and aspires to major his practice in these subject matters. Kelvin’s academic journey in law has been marked by his exceptional dedication and commitment to excellence. He is currently the Vice-President of the Law Students Union at Wisconsin International University College & the Rotaract Club of Wisconsin International University College.
From an early age, Kelvin has shown a keen interest in understanding the intricacies of legal systems and regulations. This interest steadily developed into a deep passion for the field of law, particularly in the areas of constitutional, commercial, and international law. He is motivated by the belief that a strong understanding of these legal domains can contribute significantly to shaping fair and just societies.
Kelvin’s academic pursuits have been fuelled by his unwavering determination to excel in his chosen field. Throughout his academic career, he has consistently demonstrated a strong grasp of legal concepts, an analytical mind, and a keen eye for detail. His academic achievements and dedication to his studies have set him apart as a promising legal scholar.
As a law student, Kelvin has actively sought out opportunities to gain practical experience and deepen his understanding of constitutional, commercial, and international law. He has engaged in legal research and taken on internships at law firms specializing in these areas. This is the first time he will be participating in a moot court competition. These experiences have broadened his perspectives and equipped him with valuable insights into the practical application of the law.
Kelvin’s aspirations to major practice in constitutional, commercial, and international law are driven by his vision of contributing to the development of legal frameworks that uphold justice, equality, and accountability. He sees these areas of law as pivotal in addressing complex legal challenges within nations and across borders, and he is committed to honing his expertise to effect positive change.
In addition to his academic pursuits, Kelvin is an active member of the legal community, engaging in discussions, seminars, and forums that focus on constitutional, commercial, and international law. He recognizes the importance of staying abreast of the latest developments and emerging trends in the legal landscape and actively seeks opportunities to learn from established practitioners and scholars in these fields.
Kelvin’s long-term goals include leveraging his deep understanding of constitutional, commercial, and international law to address pressing legal issues, advocate for justice, and contribute to the evolution of legal principles on a global scale. He envisions himself working at the intersection of law and policy, driving impactful changes that uphold the rule of law and promote ethical and just practices.
With his unwavering dedication, scholarly acumen, and fervent passion for constitutional, commercial, and international law, Kelvin Nana Yaw Aning Amoako is poised to make significant contributions to the legal profession. His journey as a law student reflects a steadfast commitment to excellence and a determination to carve out a distinguished career in the complex and dynamic field of law.
Kristen Bennet Nii Adjei Larsey
“Kirsten Bennett Nii Adjei Larsey is a final-year law student at Wisconsin Faculty of Law, where he serves as the LSU President. He is a former student of St Martins Senior High School and is passionate about exploring the nexus of artificial intelligence, technology, and the law, and aspires to be a leader in this emerging field. His vision is to create and implement innovative legal solutions that will transform the world. He is also one of the contestants in the JESSUP GHANA MOOT COMPETITION QUALIFYING ROUND, a prestigious international law moot court competition “
Ebenezer Frimpong is a final year law student at Wisconsin University Faculty of Law and a recent Konadu Yiadom Senior High School. He is currently part of the team representing his faculty at the Jessup National Qualifying Rounds Competition, a prestigious moot court competition that simulates a dispute before the International Court of Justice. Ebenezer is also a soldier by profession, having served in the Ghana Armed Forces for over nine years. He has a passion for teaching the law and has been a tutor and mentor for many junior students. He also envisions himself working with the United Nations someday, where he hopes to contribute to the promotion of peace, justice, and human rights around the world. Ebenezer is a hardworking, dedicated, and ambitious student who strives to excel in both his academic and professional endeavors.