About this segment: Person of the Month is an initiative by the University of Malaya Law Review which aims to feature a prominent member of the University of Malaya's Law Faculty towards the end of each month. The purpose of this segment is twofold. Firstly, to give due recognition to the contributions of our student leaders and secondly, so that their achievements might inspire other members of the faculty towards greater successes.
Saif holding his team’s most prized possessions: two international memorial prize awards in the Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition 2015, Washington DC.
Saifullah Qamar, or commonly known as Saif, is one of the most accomplished mooters in the University of Malaya Law Faculty. Well-known for his mooting achievements and academic excellence, he was part of the UM teams which successfully brought our faculty to great heights in the mooting world, such as winning the Novice Arbitration Mooting Competition (NAMCO) in 2014, the national rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition two years in a row in 2015 and 2016, as well as the Asia Cup International Law Moot Court Competition 2015.
When asked about his proudest moments, he cited two milestones; the first is when the UM team he was a part of in 2015 successfully ranked as one of the Top 32 teams in the world in the international rounds of Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the most prestigious mooting competition in the world, when his team represented Malaysia in the international rounds in Washington DC, United States. The second, was when he was part of the UM team which made its debut participation in the Asia Cup International Law Moot Court Competition 2015 held in Tokyo. He was filled with joy when the team was announced the Asia Cup Champion, establishing University of Malaya as one of the most formidable mooting powerhouses in the region.