The University of Ghana School of Law in partnership with Speech Forces, with support from Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa invites all public and private senior high schools in Ghana to take part in the 4th edition of the Ghana Secondary Schools Moot Court Competition. The oral rounds will take place from 23rd to 27th August 2023 in Accra, at the University of Ghana campus.

This competition provides a unique opportunity for students to develop their research, writing and oral advocacy skills as they endeavor to come to grips with some of the constitutional issues that are presently facing our country. It aims to create greater awareness in schools and communities in Ghana about the constitution and the values that it embodies through active participation. The aim is also to encourage talented young people to consider pursuing a career in law.

All schools are expected to complete the form below to register their interest. Registered schools are required to submit 2 separate memorial documents for both plaintiff and defendant to on or before 10th June 2023.

Download the hypothetical case and rules for for this year’s competition here. Check out last year’s sample memorial and guidelines.

The top 30 schools that will emerge after the memorial writing round will proceed to the Oral Rounds at the University of Ghana campus from 23rd to 27th August, 2023.

Key Details

  • Online Information Session: 5th May 2023
  • Deadline for memorial submission: 10th June 2023
  • Announcement of Oral Rounds qualifying schools: 30th June 2023
  • Preliminary rounds – 23rd August 2023
  • Grand final – 26th August 2023
  • Top 30 memorial submissions will be invited to take part in the main event in Accra.

If you are a high school teacher/principal interested in getting your students to participate, please fill out the form below and we will reach out to you.

Contact Eric and Catherine on 0547212562 and 0207335523 for any additional information.

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