Student lawyers hold their own in moot court

15 October 2012

Law students Jonathan Singh and Amy Williamson did UCT proud when they finished as runner-up finalists in the third annual Child Law Moot Court competition of the Centre for Child Law, held in Pretoria on 21 and 22 September. Singh and Williamson - taking part in their first moot courts - finished second only to the University of Pretoria, with five universities competing in the event. The duo, coached by James Newdigate, teaching and research assistant in the Department of Private Law, also secured the 'Heads of Argument' prize for UCT (for best written argument), while Williamson was also named the best speaker at the competition. Participants argued a hypothetical case that centred around the challenges involved in the adoption of South African children by non-South African residents living in the country.

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