We had the honor of serving yesterday as a judge for the National Moot Court Competition of Cambodia, organized by East-West Management Institute. A moot court is essentially a play trial, where law students prepare a case and argue it in front of a play-judge. This year’s trial involved criminal charges against a man involved in a drunken fight in a Phnom Penh beer hall. A sadly not uncommon fact pattern.
EWMI has been supporting this competition for a number of years now, and the passion and seriousness of the law students is second to none. This is a BIG DEAL for the teams, and a championship brings a lot of pride to the school.
Law students get to experience what it is like to argue a case in front of judges and a live audience. It also trains them in cross-examination techniques and how to think on their toes.
Congratulations goes to this year’s winner, the Royal University of Law and Economics, runners-up National University of Management, and all the contestants!