What a Weekend in Miami: Prof. Anthony Daimsis’ Account of uOttawa’s Success at the Foreign Direct Moot Competition

Posted on Thursday, November 21, 2019

I am proud to report on uOttawa's success at the Foreign Direct Moot competition during the November 9 - 10 weekend at the University of Miami! Over 150 teams from universities around the world competed in Regional Rounds and we competed against the best from each of the regional competitions in the Global Round.

Our team was undefeated in the general rounds, and finished first in our division. We then moved on to the elimination rounds where we were knocked out in the quarter-finals by split-bench. Naturally, we judged the outcome differently and what followed seemed to confirm this.

Over 100 judges from around the world graded memorandums, and uOttawa won #1 Claimant Memorandum, #3 Respondent Memorandum and #1 Combined Memorandums.

We won #1 overall team, and three of our speakers, Mitchell, Quinn and Peter placed in the top 10 speakers. For the third consecutive time, uOttawa took the prize for the world’s top speaker (Peter).

My co-coaches (Tony VanDuzer and Jolene Hansell) and I are thrilled with the results, and immensely proud of our students. They worked very hard, pulled together as a team, and it payed off!

Our faculty's mooting reputation remains sterling! People at the competition remain in sheer amazement at how our faculty consistently dominate the international mooting world.

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the November 9-10th moot competition and to our outstanding students: Mitchell Dorbyk, Quinn Giordano, Peter Knowlton, and Meagan Vestby!

  • Prof. Anthony Daimsis
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