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QU Law Students Participate in HBKU’s ‘Qatar International Cybersecurity Contest’ | Qatar University

QU Law Students Participate in HBKU’s ‘Qatar International Cybersecurity Contest’

2019-11-07 00:00:00.0
QU Law Students Participate in HBKU’s ‘Qatar International Cybersecurity Contest’

Students from Qatar University (QU) College of Law’s (LAWC) Legal Skills Department competed in Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) ‘Qatar International Cybersecurity Contest.’ During the three-day event, 16 QU law students competed in activities hosted by separate colleges within HBKU; eight law students participated in HBKU College of Islamic Studies’ ‘Empower Cyber-Akhlaq Competition’ and eight law students participated in HBKU College of Law’s ‘Cybersecurity Moot Competition.’

“Our college emphasizes the importance of law student engagement, volunteerism and participation in the community,” said LAWC Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies, Dr. Muna Mustafa Al-Marzouqi. “We are happy for this collaboration with HBKU and we are proud of our law students for their continued interest in preparing for and participating in international academic competitions. These contests require significant work and dedication from the students. We are pleased that our students and faculty continue to push themselves to go the extra mile.”

During the Empower Cyber-Akhlaq Competition, QU Law students from Dr. Melissa Deehring’s ‘Special Topics: Justice, Equality & Leadership in Law’ course collaborated with HBKU College of Islamic Studies’ graduate students to create video MOOC (massive open online course) proposals that raise awareness of the ethical issues in cyberspace and cybersecurity. Law students Aisha J. Al Muhannadi and Fatima M. Al-Kuwari helped create a video proposing an online course for children and adolescents to make them aware of the dangers posed by social media and reduce risk stemming from online behavior. Their video won second place in the competition.

Law students Noura S. Al-Kubaisi, Fatima M. Al-kuwari, Maytha F. Al-Muraikhi, Enjoud A. Al-Mutawwah, Latifa M. AL-Suwaidi, Maryam Y. Maskin, and English literature student Amal Y. Elamin Ibrahim created a video MOOC proposal to raise awareness about cyber-crimes against women and discussed the issues from ethical, Islamic and legal perspectives. Their video won third place in the competition.

During the Cybersecurity Moot Competition, QU Law students Latifa A. Al-Marri, Fatema A. Al-Amri, Sharouq S. Bawazir, Wafa S. Al-Kuwari, Lolwa I. Al-Mohannadi, Shouq M. Al-Naimi, Rawan Y. Al-Mohannadi, and Wadha M. Al-Kuwari, participated in a simulated court proceeding before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). During the course of five weeks, the Moot Court students researched international law, wrote legal arguments and presented oral arguments to a fictional ICJ judicial panel regarding fictional cyberattacks and cyber-espionage incidents relating to national security.

“We are incredibly proud of our students for their enthusiasm, courage, and resilience in these competitions,” said Melissa Deehring, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law and current UNODC Education for Justice (E4J) Ethics Champion. “Our Moot Court students worked nights and weekends for one month to prepare for this competition, continuously pushing themselves out of their comfort zones and teaching themselves international law. A huge thank you to our volunteer coach, Charles Schnurman, Clinical Lecturer in Law, who helped the students build their confidence and research skills. Similarly, our Special Topics students were able to synthesize complicated concepts related to ethics, distributive justice and human rights, stemming from the UNODC’s E4J modules, in order to reteach the concepts to others in a MOOC. This experience attests to the importance of the E4J initiative, the universal appeal of its Integrity and Ethics modules, and the power of experiential learning. We are pleased our students participated.”

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  • QU students created a video MOOC proposal to raise awareness about cyber-crimes against women