The Mooting Society represented the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos at the maiden edition of Honorable George U. Timinimi Inter-University National Moot and Mock Competition hosted by the Faculty of Law, University of Benin between August 25th to August 28th, 2015. The competition had four stages; the elimination or knock out stage, the semi-finals stage, best loser round and the grand finale. The first two stages were Moot Competitions while the last stage was a Mock Trial. The competition was keenly contested by eight (8) schools from all over the country. 6 members of the Faculty represented the faculty at this Competition:

Rilwan Shittu – Team Leader
Olika Daniel – Lead Counsel
Oladapo Busayo – Co-Counsel
Adegoke Tola – Team Member
Sholabomi Olamide –Team Member
Oluwasanya Oluwatobi – Team Member

The University of Lagos faced the Niger Delta University at the preliminary/knock out stage and won them. They proceeded to the semi-finals where they faced the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. They won their round at the Semi-finals and were the highest in that round in all courts. They proceeded to the finals where they faced the Obafemi Awolowo University in a Mock Trial but lost sadly. The other team members as well as the Team Leader doubled as witnesses at this stage. They won two of the five awards available. The Co-Counsel of the University of Lagos’ team, Oladapo Busayo emerged the Best Oralist in the Competition. Below is a list of the awards and the recipients:

First Position – Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife
Second Position – University of Lagos
Third Position – University of Benin (the host school won this award after beating the University of Nigeria, Nsukka at the Best Loser round for third position)
Best Brief Award – Rivers State University of Science and Technology
Best Oralist – Oladapo Busayo (University of Lagos)

We congratulate the team of this achievement and wish them all the best in future competitions!

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