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Criminal Law Appellate Moot 2021

Members of the Criminal Law Clinic. Pictured (L-R) Cashena Thompson; Levan Johnson; Rhodreka Strachan; Tamika Gibson; Karina Rolle and Kevin J. Farrington, Tutor and Supervisor of the Criminal Law Clinic.

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.

Criminal Law Appellate Moot Advocates for the Respondents (L-R) Kevin J. Farrington, Tutor, Legal Aid Clinic, Cashena Thompson, Levan Johnson and Nicole Sutherland-King, Director, Legal Aid Clinic.

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.

Criminal Law Appellate Moot Advocates for the Appellants (L-R) Kevin J. Farrington, Tutor, Legal Aid Clinic, Karina Rolle, Rhodreka Strachan and Nicole Sutherland-King, Director, Legal Aid Clinic.

Best Advocate winner, Levan Johnson.