University of Ottawa Has Another Successful Mooting Season

Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The University of Ottawa has had another successful mooting season, earning results at the Inaugural Michel Bastarache Competition, the Oxford International Intellectual Property Law Moot, and the Walsh Negotiation Competition, to name just a few!

Here are a few other Mooting Success Stories:


The Laskin Moot is unique in Canada in that it was the first bilingual moot competition. Its focus is in the area of administrative law. This year, two University of Ottawa team members stood out at the competition: Nour Benouhoud was named 4th Best Oralist, and Tristan Joanette named 7th best.  

Norton Rose Annual Moot Court Competition.

The Norton Rose Annual Moot Court Competition was held on Saturday morning, March 23rd, at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Each National Program student had the opportunity to put forward various points of law regarding an interesting CAO decision on professional liability. It was a great opportunity for students to participate in this type of exercise in the last semester of their law studies, and each put forward an impressive, high-quality pleading!

Walsh Family Law Moot

The uOttawa Walsh Family Law Moot Team had a great performance in Toronto. Daniel Duyvelshoff, Alaina Woolfrey, Jessica Chung, and Nelly Farid with student coach, Jamie Orr, won second place overall, and Nelly Farid won best oralist. The team is coached by Professor Vanessa Gruben and Professor Natasha Bakht


Guy Guérin

The Guy Guérin Cup Moot Competition is one of four elimination round moot challenges across Canada to determine which teams move on to the Sopinka Cup, which is focused on oral advocacy. The uOttawa Litigator team this year qualified for the two-day Sopinka Competition, held in Ottawa. uOttawa Student Tanya Roy won the individual award for best cross-examination.

Winkler Class Action Moot

The Winkler Class Action Moot was held in Toronto, where uOttawa student Anna appeared for the Plaintiff. She had a very impressive performance and received the award for Best Oralist – even more remarkable since she appeared solo.

The Wilson Moot

The Wilson Moot took place in February at the Federal Court Facility in Toronto. The University of Ottawa team of Victoria Pileggi, Jessica Scifo, Uttra Gautam, and Joshua Ng placed 1st in the preliminary round, second overall, and Uttra Gautam and Jessica Scifo won 2nd and 4th place individual oralist, respectively. The team argued in front of the Honourable Justice Suzanne Côté in the finals, who was so impressed with the performance that she invited the team and coaches for a private tour of the Supreme Court of Canada.

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