Annual National Schools Moot Court Competition

National Schools Moot Court Competition

SA Wins International Moot Court Competition! 

Congratulations to learners Claire Rankin and Clara-Marie Macheke from Springfield Convent in the Western Cape who won the top spot at The Hague International Moot Court competition for high schools. The competition, developed by the Justice Resource Center (JRC) Inc in New York, in partnership with the Department of Education of the Municipality of The Hague, took place from 18 to 22 January 2016.

After winning the National Moot Court Competition Finals at the Constitutional Hill in Braamfontein, Gauteng in October 2015, the two along with runner-ups Shandre Smith and Katelyn Chetty from Gibson Pillay Learning Academy in Gauteng headed to compete internationally in the Netherlands. The competition affords high school students from all over the world an exceptional opportunity to argue at The Hague, to develop in-depth knowledge of the International Criminal Court, to gain a heightened respect for international criminal law and to enjoy the opportunity to exchange ideas with students from other countries. TeamSA beat out TeamUSA in the finals! We are so proud of our young legal minds! Go TeamSA!‚Äč