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MMU Malaysian Law Students Stand Tall Among Global Peers

April 23, 2018 | Campus News

MMU is the only university in Malaysia & one of the three tertiary institutions from Southeast Asia to be invited to compete in University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

MMU’s fourth year law students (from left) Edwin Lim Chear Win, Leong Men Dy, and Ong Kah Lok (far right) are holding their Powell Gilbert Runners-up for Best Submissions certificates while posing for the camera with fellow Joint Runners Up from University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Mr. Justice Henry Carr (Chancery Division Judge) (second from right), Mr. Peter Damerell (Partner of Powell Gilbert LLP)(third from right) during the prize giving  ceremony in Pembroke College, University of Oxford, UK.
MMU’s fourth year law students (from left) Edwin Lim Chear Win, Leong Men Dy, and Ong Kah Lok (far right) are holding their Powell Gilbert Runners-up for Best Submissions certificates while posing for the camera with fellow Joint Runners Up from University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Mr. Justice Henry Carr (Chancery Division Judge) (second from right), Mr. Peter Damerell (Partner of Powell Gilbert LLP)(third from right) during the prize giving ceremony in Pembroke College, University of Oxford, UK.

Cyberjaya 23 April 2018 – Students from the Faculty of Law (FoL) from Multimedia University (MMU) – in pitting their knowledge of Law against some of their brightest and most talented peers from across the globe – did the university and Malaysia proud as they walked away as runners up in one of the main categories.

The 16th Oxford International Intellectual Property Law Moot Competition was held on 15th – 17th March 2018 in Pembroke College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Malaysia was represented by MMU’s fourth year students Edwin Lim Chear Win, Leong Men Dy, and Ong Kah Lok. They faced off against twenty eight other finalists from other prestigious institutions in the United Kingdom, Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, Singapore, China, and India.

Professor Datuk Dr. Ahmad Rafi Mohamed Eshaq, President of MMU, is very happy with the win, stating that it properly reflected MMU’s position as a leader in producing world class graduates. “MMU was established to provide the Malaysian economy with superior human capital, and this victory is the newest accolade underlining our effectiveness in fulfilling our duty,” he said.

The Annual Oxford Intellectual Property Law Moot competition is organised by the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre. Every year, the competition invites teams from universities all over the world to prepare written submissions on a hypothetical intellectual property law problem set by experts in the field. Students gain invaluable experience by competing against some of their most gifted contemporaries, who are often guided by highly experienced lecturers and trainers.

MMU’s delegates were named Power Gilbert Runners-up for the Best Written Submissions in the Best Written Submissions category. Their journey began when they sent in two written submissions to the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre (OIPRC) on 11 December 2017.

They subsequently received an invitation from the OIPRC to compete in the oral rounds in March 2018, making MMU the only Malaysian university in Malaysia and one of the three tertiary institutions from Southeast Asia to be invited to compete in the University of Oxford.

A total of 66 universities submitted their written memorial and only 28 teams were selected to participate in the competition. MMU shared runner-up position with University of Hong Kong.

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