uOttawa Team Receives Best Factum Award at BLSA Diversity Moot

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2017

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Students from the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section participated in the 10th Annual Julius Alexander Isaac Diversity Moot on February 3-4, 2017 at the Ontario Court of Appeal in Toronto.

The uOttawa team, represented by Amen Alam, Stephanie Tadeo, Vipal Jain and Alexandra Pullano, had strong performances during the first two rounds of the competition. While uOttawa did not qualify for the final round of the competition, Vipal and Alexandra received the award for best factum. The judges were impressed by the quality of their submission, and praised the factum for being exceptionally well-written.

The team was coached by Professor Kyle Kirkup, Professor Graham Mayeda, Gabriela Fuentealba (Langevin Morris Smith LLP) and Aquilas Kapend (Assistant Crown Attorney).

The Moot, hosted by the Black Law Students’ Association of Canada, is named after the late Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal and focuses on equity and diversity issues.

Congratulations to the team on their performance!

 Best Factum winners

Vipal Jain and Alexandra Pullano


uOttawa BLSA Diversity Moot Team

Stephanie Tadeo, Amen Alam, Professor Kyle Kirkup, Vipal Jain, and Alexandra Pullano


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