The second edition of The Law Challenge has kicked off at the Executive Theatre of the premises TV3 Network in Accra.
The Law Challenge is an educational quiz aimed at strengthening the connections within the law, legal education, business community and society.
The Project Consultant, Rev. Moses Ansah Barnor Ankra, said, “among other objectives of the challenge is aimed at providing a learning platform for the students as well as testing their ability for understanding of the various aspects of the law approved by the General Legal Council and to help students grow and sharpen their legal knowledge as well as to help build the advocacy skills and techniques of the contestants.
“In this year’s edition, we have introduced a moot course session during the grand finale to help build the advocacy skills and techniques of the contestants for the first time,” he added.
The maiden edition of the challenge was organised in 2019 with six schools participating across the country and was won by the University of Ghana.
This year’s edition is featuring 10 competing schools across the length and breadth of the country for some attractive prizes.
Among the areas to be featured include Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Law of Torts, Ghana Legal Systems, Law of Contracts, Equity and Succession, Law of Immovable Property, Company Law, Jurisprudence, Commercial Law and Civic Education.
Rev. Moses Ansah announced that the winners of this year’s edition will walk home with attractive prizes including cash, trophy, a plague, laptop and souvenirs of some sponsors of the competition.
The Chairman of the occasion, His Lordship Yonny Kulendi, Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana, in his remarks of the opening ceremony of the challenge acknowledged that: “I believe that engagements of this nature are critical. As we gather to compete, we must not lose the opportunity to also reflect on the profession that we have chosen and what it demands of us as students and God willing as lawyers when receive that sacred commission as lawyers or scholars of the law.”
“The practice of the law is as dynamic as law around which it evolves. While the nature of the profession itself might change, its tenets are in my view eternal. Today, more than ever we must remind ourselves that integrity, honesty and professionalism are inseparable from the calling that you as young people have answered,” he advised.
Among other dignitaries in attendance of the opening ceremony were Justice Eric Bafour, Justice Kwaku Gyan, Mr. Yaw D. Oppong of the Ampofo Oppong Associates, the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Hon. Herbet Krapa and Mr. Thomas Brien, Head of Marketing for BUSY Internet with Mr. Sampson Lardy Anyenini, a lawyer as the host of the challenge.
The Law Challenge is sponsored by BUSY Internet, Websys Technology, Note Cosmetics, Yetron Services among others.