Participating in a competitive moot can be one of the most rewarding experiences at law school.  The Common Law Section offers a wide selection of moots covering different subject areas.  While most moots test appellate advocacy skills, others require participants to demonstrate their abilities in trial, arbitration or other settings.  

The moots in the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year are selected from the following list and will be announced during the moot information session. Budgetary restraints means we may not participate is all of the listed moots every year:


  • CML3165J  - Arnup Cup (Criminal law – Leading to Sopinka)
  • CML3120J4 - Julius Alexander Isaac Diversity Moot
  • CML3120J5 - BowmanTax Moot
  • CML3140J  - Canadian Corporate/Securities Competition
  • CML3923J - Coupe Laskin/Laskin Moot (Constitutional/Administrative law)
  • CML3120FA - Foreign Direct Investment Moot
  • CML3120WP - ICC Mediation Competition - International Mediation Advocacy Competition
  • CML3120J2 - ICC Criminal Law Moot
  • CML3125J  - National Aboriginal Law Moot: Kawaskimhon "Speaking With Knowledge"
  • CML3142J2 - Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot
  • CML3142W - Oxford International Intellectual Property
  • CML3922J  - Tribunal-école international Philip C. Jessup/Philip C. Jessup International Moot (Public International law)
  • CML3119C - Walsh Negotiation Competition in Family Law (Prof. Rockman to send information in Fall)
  • CML3128W - Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
  • CML3132J - Willms & Shier Environmental Law Moot
  • CML3127J  - Wilson Moot Competition (Equality s. 15)
  • CML3139J - WTO/ELSA WTO Law Moot


  • CML3514J - Concours Charles-Rousseau (Droit international public)
  • CML3515J - Coupe Guy-Guérin (Droit pénal (Arnup, mais en français) – conduisant à Sopinka
  • CML3524J - Tribunal-école Moncton-Ottawa (Droit privé)

* This year's Mooting information session takes place Monday September 11, 2017. Time and room TBA. This is an opportunity to learn more about our moot program, as well as the subject matter of the moots that are offered. Information on how to tryout for most moots will also be covered at this session.
How to tryout 

If you intend to tryout for both English and French moots, you must submit separate English and French packages (if you intend to apply to both English and French moots) following the instructions.
Packages must include in the following order:

  1. Cover letter indicating the moots for which you will tryout, in order of preference.
  2. CV (resume)
  3. Most recent law school transcript (student copy acceptable)
  4. Writing sample (in language of moot - 2 page max.)
  5. Current class schedule, indicating all class times (start and finish)

We intend to hold tryouts on Friday September 15 and Saturday September 16. We make no exceptions and no make-up times. We will post sign up sheets on September 13. You may not reserve spots in advance.


To be posted end of August


Separate tryout process for the WALSH Family moot:

Walsh Family Law Moot Try Out Process

Upper year students interested in participating in a moot in the substantive area of family law are invited to apply for the Walsh Family Law Moot. The Walsh Family Law Moot will be held in mid-March in Toronto (date to be determined). Judges will include various members of the judiciary, including the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice as well as a number of senior members of the family law bar. 

Most of the written materials for the moot course will be written during the January term with oral practices scheduled for the winter term.

To apply, you must have completed the "Introduction to Family Law Course" by December 2017 and submit the following to Prof Natasha Bakht,, by September 30: 

1) cover letter

2) law school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are available on uoZone)

3) completed Walsh moot try out problem (to be distributed by email in early September)

4) based on the written materials, some students will also be asked to orally present their arguments (3 minutes) at a later date where judges will ask questions 

For more information contact Prof Natasha Bakht


Walsh moot try out problem

To be posted in September.


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