Moots

CONSULT THE ADVOCACY PAGES FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON MOOTS AND ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES

Please view the following video, in addition to the information on this webpage, for information about the academic year 2021-2022's moot: https://youtu.be/6nvheD_J3D4

We will continue to run our world-class mooting program for 2021-22. At this time, not every moot competition has confirmed if their moot is in-person, or virtual. As we receive this information, we will update the list below.

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 2021-2022  academic year are selected from the following list and will be announced during the moot information session. Budgetary restraints mean we may not participate in all of the listed moots every year: content is subject to change. Of note, you do not select a "moot course" during course selection. You must try out in September, and if you make it onto a team, in most cases, you must drop your January course.

ENGLISH MOOTS and BILINGUAL MOOTS

  • CML3165J  - Arnup Cup (Criminal law – Leading to Sopinka)

PreReq: None / Usual Moot Venue: Toronto/Ottawa

  • CML3120J3 - Walsh Family Law Moot (in-person, if circumstances permit)

PreReq: Intro to Family law completed or currently enrolled  / Usual Moot Venue: Toronto

  • CML3120J4 - Julius Alexander Isaac Diversity Moot (in-person, if circumstances permit)

PreReq: None / Usual Moot Venue: Canada

  • CML3120J5 - Bowman Tax Moot (virtual)

PreReq: None but preference: interest in Tax / Usual Moot Venue: Toronto

  • CML3140J  - Canadian Corporate/Securities Competition (in-person, if circumstances permit)

PreReq: None but preference: securities law / Usual Moot Venue: Toronto

  • CML 3520 - Competition Law Moot (no team)
  • CML3923J - Coupe Laskin/Laskin Moot (Constitutional/Administrative law)

PreReq: None / Usual Moot Venue: Canada

  • CML3120FA - Foreign Direct Investment Moot

PreReq: None but preference: investment law or ICA / Usual Moot Venue: Global

PreReq: None but preference: international law / Usual Moot Venue: New York / The Hague

  • CML3125J  - National Aboriginal Law Moot: Kawaskimhon "Speaking With Knowledge"

PreReq: None but preference: Aborigianl Law / Usual Moot Venue: Canada

  • CML3142J2 - Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot (in-person, if circumstances permit)

PreReq: None / Usual Moot Venue: Toronto

  • CML 3142W3 - Intellectual Property Advocacy: Copyright Policy-making Moot

PreReq: None / Usual Moot Venue: Ottawa

  • CML3142F100 - Oxford International Intellectual Property

PreReq: None but preference: IP Law and Fox Moot / Usual Moot Venue: Oxford, UK

  • CML3922J  - Tribunal-école international Philip C. Jessup/Philip C. Jessup International Moot (Public International law) (in-person, if circumstances permit, international rounds are virtual)

PreReq: None but preference: International Law / Usual Moot Venue: Canada / Washington DC

  • CML3119D - Walsh Negotiation Competition in Family Law - See below for information
  • CML3128W - Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (virtual)
  • PreReq: None but preference: ICA or CISG / Usual Moot Venue: Vienna, Austria
  • CML3132J - Willms & Shier Environmental Law Moot (virtual)

PreReq: None but preference: Enviro Law / Usual Moot Venue: Toronto

  • CML3127J  - Wilson Moot Competition (Equality s. 15)(no team)
  • CML3139J - WTO/ELSA WTO Law Moot

PreReq: None but preference: WTO Law / Usual Moot Venue: Global

  • CML 3120J - Gale Cup (in-person, if circumstances permit)

PreReq: None / Usual Moot Venue: Toronto/Ottawa

FRENCH MOOTS

  • CML3514J - Concours Charles-Rousseau (Droit international public)

PreReq: None but preference: International Law / Usual Moot Venue: Global

  • CML3515J - Coupe Guy-Guérin (Droit pénal (Arnup, mais en français) – conduisant à Sopinka

PreReq: None but preference: Crim Law / Usual Moot Venue: Montreal/Ottawa

  • CML3520 HA - Concours Michel Bastarache (Droits linguistiques)
  • CML3520 - Droit de la Concurrence
  • CML3524J - Tribunal-école Moncton-Ottawa (Droit privé)
  • Concours de plaidoirie en droit de l'immigration, des réfugiés et de la citoyenneté 

 

The Tryout Problem for Fall 2021:

Final Appeal to the Fauteux Court of Canada:

You are to argue for or against how the Supreme Court of Canada’s majority decision analyzed the question of damages in C.M. Callow Inc. v. Zollinger, 2020 SCC 45. 

Your argument should focus on paragraphs 105-120 of the decision.

You’ll have up to 7 minutes to argue your case. You should expect questions from the bench during your 7 minutes. Please take this into account.

*I. A sign-up link will be made available on September 13, 2021, here:

EN: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/3BQSJDM

FR: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/3PYDW9P

English Moot Tryouts (Sept 21-23) / French Moot Tryouts (Sept 25)

To apply:

1.sign up using link

2. Bring to the tryout one PDF file containing: Cover letter, Transcripts, Writing Sample (one page). Use the chat function to upload the file.

3.Have fun during the Tryout!

**II. Also on September 10, 2021, we will post a video offering information on the moots in which we are participating, here: https://youtu.be/gSdRE3yxzvY

A message from our WTO Moot Team Coaches: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oB-5s5Ncz8WXN2rE-wHBL-LMVlYF8rEt/view?usp=sharing

A message from our IP Advocacy Coach: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ugOTJkxSXUpyvWuVCNipNqTx56yo-Wjw/view?usp=sharing

ICC Criminal Law Moot information and separate tryout problem: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k-R1fgVaF7-Cg6ez5G3sHx17jgqaQYtB/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=107159171400598811121&rtpof=true&sd=true

Separate tryout information for the Arnup Moot: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IEoSNTZuA5U0UWLbO_qEEw_89hHVhc8o/view?usp=sharing

and Arnup sign up sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1oQIaF7G5kjUSnUTXXLOsl7AsO7gANMBXGMRbnPMzSSk/edit?usp=sharing

TRYOUTS for 2022 Walsh Negotiation Team: BLG Negotiation Competition in Family Law

November 6 | Virtual through zoom

Register by Oct. 16: send CV & cover letter to Prof. Rockman Lynn.Rockman@uottawa.ca

For more details, watch our promo video:  https://youtu.be/U03Cr1jv8Fc

 

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