College of Law Team Leaves to Kenya to Participate in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Moot Court Competition


By College of Law


A team, which consists of four College of Law students and a coach, has left to Kenya,Nairobi to participate in the 2016 Regional Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Moot Court Competition.

The competition is expected to be held from August 19 up to 21, 2016 at Africa Nazarene University in Kenya.

The FDI moot is a global moot competition held annually, focused on the dynamic and challenging area of International Investment Law which defines the respective right and obligations of host states and foreign investors.



The delegation from College of Law consists of Alemayehu Yismaw, coach of the team and lecturer at the College, as well as Law students namely Wakgari Kebeta, Nuru Beyene, Endalkachew Abera and Andinet Adinew .

According to Alemayehu Yismaw, coach and college representative in the competition, the FDI moot contest is a great opportunity to develop students analytical and advocacy skills, as well as understanding of International investment law and the procedural dynamics of investor state arbitration.

Alemayehu added that in addition to the rewarding intellectual experience, it is also a great forum to meet similarly minded young lawyers, law students and to get noticed for a future career in the field.

Haramaya University College of Law team had submitted the memorial (written submission) to the competition’s organizer and received a confirmation that it would participate and compete in the Regional oral round for qualify to the International FDI moot competition.

This year competition is to be held in Africa for the first time and Haramaya University team, the only team from Ethiopia will also participates for the first time.

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