The Criminal Law Clinic of the Eugene Dupuch Law School hosted its inaugural Criminal Law Appellate Moot on Friday, April 9, 2021. The teams mooted on a Criminal Appeal question written by EDLS faculty entitled, “Richard Kemp v Department of Public Prosecutions.” The panel of judges from the Court of Appeal of The Bahamas comprised the Hon. Mr. Justice Jon Isaacs, the Hon. Mr. Justice Roy Jones and the Hon. Mr. Justice Milton Evans.
The student advocates were participants in the Criminal Law Clinic. Ms. Rhodreka Strachan and Ms. Karina Rolle represented the Appellant and Mr. Levan Johnson, and Ms. Cashena Thompson represented the Respondent. The Team Coaches were EDLS Alumni, Mr. Roberto Reckley, Partner at Pinder Reckley & Co. for the Appellants and Ms. Kendra Kelly, Senior Counsel Department of Public Prosecutions for the Respondents.
The Respondents were adjudged the Moot winners and Mr. Levan Johnson was declared Best Advocate. The judges applauded both teams on their advocacy skills, case preparation and sound arguments.