Law students take part in US-Caribbean moot competition

| 19/11/2017
CNS Local Life

The TBLS team with the judges at the Caribbean Law Clinic

(CNS Local Life): Four Truman Bodden Law School (TBLS) students recently participated in the Caribbean Law Clinic (CLC) organised by the American-Caribbean Law Initiative (ACLI) and hosted by Florida International University (FIU), Miami. TBLS director Mitchell Davies joined second- and third-year students Monica Zakhari, Hadleigh Roberts, Michael Daoud and Daniella Bodden at the event.

The ACLI brings together law schools from across the Caribbean including Jamaica, Trinidad and the Bahamas as well as a number of US institutions, stated a TBLS press release. Students had the opportunity to argue their cases under the umbrella theme of “unintended consequences of the law” before a sitting US judge and two FIU law professors, with additional feedback provided by attorneys and academics.

Cayman last hosted the ACLI in 2015 and is next set to host the event in March 2019.

Zakhari said of the event, “It was great to meet up with students from other law schools and a very worthwhile experience all round.”

“The opportunity to participate in events like ACLI adds a lot of value to our programmes,” Roberts added. “Not only does it give us invaluable practical experience but shows that, with the right resources, we can be excellent ambassadors for Cayman.”

Davies noted the benefits to Cayman of taking part in such events. “Being able to have our students participate in international events and competitions provides another example of Cayman’s reputation as an outstanding legal education provider in the Caribbean,” he said. “All of the TBLS students at the FIU meeting acquitted themselves very well, receiving positive feedback from the judges.”

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