FNU law trio win CCF moot court competition
26 November, 2018, 9:15 pm
A THREE-MEMBER Fiji National University (FNU) law team beat arch-rivals from the University of the South Pacific (USP) to claim the title of the annual Citizens’ Constitutional Forum (CCF) moot court competition last week.
A statement issued by FNU today said the moot competition topic was on Torture and Freedom of Expression and was held at the High Court in Suva.
The FNU team comprised of Mili Tamani, Unal Dev and Ana Waqatabu, all of whom are pursuing law studies at FNU’s College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies (CBHTS).
Ms Tamani scooped the ‘Best Mooter’ award and was also awarded the award alongside a USP counterpart.
She said the win was a special one.
“Winning the moot court competition for the second time shows the potential we have as FNU Law students and I believe this also shows the standard of what we are being taught as students,” Ms Tamani said.
“Personally, I’m grateful for this moot court competition as I have grown more appreciative of the fight for human rights. Pursuing Law studies at FNU have refined my abilities, sharpened my skills and provided me the chance to pit myself against formidable opponents and come out a winner.”
Meanwhile FNU Head of Department – Law Ana Rokomokoti said the win highlighted the potential of FNU Law students and also reflected the work of law lecturers.
“These moot competitions are really opportunities for our students to learn, grow and appreciate each other’s strength and weaknesses and to learn to work together as a team whilst in the process of preparing,” Ms Rokomokoti said.