UCT students top in moot competition

22 August 2012 | Story by Newsroom
Moot competitionScoring moot points: (From left) Nekwaya Iileka, Reon Cloete (coach), Hemlata Hunma, Stephen Miller, Steven Stuart-Steer. Absent: Jean Wilke (coach)

Two UCT law students beat their counterparts from the University of the Western Cape - on their home turf, no less - in the very first Kader Asmal Law Moot.

Hemlata Hunma and Stephen Miller argued before a panel including three High Court judges in the final round of the competition, which saw students lock horns over the pre-paid water management system imposed in a fictitious town. Hunma and Miller argued against the implementation of this system.

The Kader Asmal Moot Court was launched this year and will be run annually in honour of the late Professor Kader Asmal, a professor of human rights law and former national minister.

Miller described arguing before High Court judges as "nerve-wracking and exciting."

The other members in the UCT team were Nekwaya Iileka and Steven Stuart-Steer.

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