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Moot court competition held for law students at Jordanian universities

By Bahaa Al Deen Al Nawas - Nov 30,2020 - Last updated at Nov 30,2020

Rasheed for Integrity and Transparency (Transparency International-Jordan) on Sunday held a moot court competition for law students from Jordanian universities (Photo courtesy of the Judicial Institute of Jordan)

AMMAN — Rasheed for Integrity and Transparency (Transparency International-Jordan) on Sunday held a moot court competition for law students from Jordanian universities, following a training that the students received in mid-November.

The competition was organised in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Jordan Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission (JIACC). It was held at the Judicial Institute of Jordan and inaugurated by Director General of the institute Judge Nawal Al Jawhari and Executive Director of “Rasheed” Abeer Mdanat.‬‬

The jury included professors of law at Jordanian universities as well as practising judges and lawyers. The competition saw the participation of teams from the University of Jordan, the Middle East University, Mutah University, and the World Islamic Sciences and Education University, in addition to a separate team.

The teams competed in three rounds and at the end, the winners were announced and the awards distributed.

The award for the best pleader in the defence went to Saba Qaralleh, while the award for the best pleader in the prosecution went to Raghad Quteishat. The award for the best pleader in the final round went to Omar Ajlouni.

The University of Jordan team won the first place, while the World Islamic Sciences and Education University’s team came in second.

The competition is a continuation of the training that participants have received at the Judicial Institute of Jordan to learn the necessary skills for pleading, which included finding the proper sources of information, learning the mechanisms that help in preparing for written and oral pleading, and gaining presentation skills to stand in front of the court without anxiety or fear, according to organisers.

The training also focused on the ways to answer the questions of the court, facing the opposing team and avoiding hindrances, among other practical skills required for a successful pleading.

During the event, Judge Nawal Al Jawhari affirmed the importance of such initiatives, which boost the skills of law students in pleadings through simulations, which prepare them to become efficient lawyers.

“All participating teams have shown superb performance and skills in pleading, thanks to their efforts and the skills they obtained through Rasheed’s training sessions,” Mdanat told The Jordan Times over the phone.

Mdanat also thanked the institute, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the JIACC for their efforts in making the training and competition “a success”, expressing gratitude to the competitors for their hard work and showcasing their knowledge and skills. 

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