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Monday, September 17, 2007

SI Law Students at USP Emalus Campus awarded first prize in Open Day Float Parade in Vila

Report and photo by "Kafolangi" @Emalus

The Solomon Islands Law Student Association (SILSA) at Emalus Campus in Vanuatu has been awarded the first prize of 40,000 Vatu cash in a Float Parade in Port Vila, that marks the 2007 University of the South Pacific Open Day program last Friday which was celebrated in all the university campuses throughout the Pacific.

President of the Solomon Islands Law Student Association, James Kaboke, said he was happy with the prize and thanked the Solomon Islands Law students for their effective preparation and participation.

"Without your positve response and participation, we would have not earn it at the end of the day" the president said.

According to the president, the prize will be transferred into the student association's bank acount to assist with the association's activities and plans.

The Float Parade which attracted the public and tourists in Port Vila was said to be one of the most successful, compared to the past open day celebrations.

Students from the Pacific region also put on their traditional attires to mark Vanuatu's Year of Custom Economy. It was a colourful parade where students from the region displayed their different traditional decorations.

Meanwhile, it is also understood that Emalus Campus will host this year's tertiary Pan Pacific Moot. The Moot competition will start on Wednesday this week. Universities that will be participating in the Pan Pacific Moot are Waikato University, Queensland University of Technology, University of PNG and the Host, USP Emalus Campus.

A "Moot" competition is a hypothetical case that law students argue through the form of oral presentation on a legal issue or problem. It is perhaps the closest experience that a student can have whilst at university to appearing in court with little or no practical value, meaning, or consequence.

Source: SolomonGele

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