University Foundation Law at Bridge House is light years ahead of most Sixth Form Institutions. Tuesday, 14th February, 2017, aspiring Lawyers at Bridge House College had their first Moot Court Session at the College’s Amphi Theatre.
The Jury Panel had members of Bridge House Management staff including the College Administrator, Ms Carmen Latty, the Principal, Mrs. U.V Emeanu, Vice principal, Mr. Balogun Richard. The Moot Court session was moderated by BHC Law lecturer, a seasoned law practitioner and member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Barrister Boye Bajulaiye.
Barr. Bajulaiye welcomed all to the simulated court proceedings and presented the defendants and Counsels on the cases being treated. The different teams argued their points out before the panel, quoting relevant supporting Acts from the Nigerian Constitution. The presiding judge rendered his verdict on the case presented by each group and further enlightened students on court room etiquette.
Susan Imosemi, a member of Team A who is aspiring to study Law at the University of Birmingham in an interview said “It feels like i’m a step closer to becoming a barrister. Though i was a bit nervous, it was a graciously exciting experience. This is my first Moot Court Session so i know i will get better.”
Wonuola Ati-john, lead speaker for Team B shared her experience too “After participating in the moot court, i can say that i am a better public speaker now. I’m confident speaking in class now and airing my views when in a discuss with my peers and teachers. The experience also gave me a glimpse into my future.”
It was indeed a remarkable experience for Bridge House Law students.
Barr. (Mr.) Bajulaiye said the Mooting will help students understand and apply what they have been taught in the classroom – preparing them to become great Law Practitioners in the nearest future.