Competition Information

Mooting competitions consist of teams of 2, which typically compete in four Swiss-style preliminary rounds before progressing to elimination rounds. In addition, teams will argue both sides of their case twice, forcing them to think about endless counter-arguments and be prepared to advocate for whichever side they are assigned. Competitors are required to focus on legal issues and remain consistent with courtroom decorum and formal arguments. A judge or panel of judges will interrupt regularly, challenging contestants' points and forcing them to pivot and think on their feet, getting their points across while addressing judges' concerns. Mooting helps to develop legal reasoning and presentation skills. 

Our Society connects students with four tournaments a year, helping them to gain advocacy experience and meet other students interested in the law. We provide training for new mooters to help them become familiar with the process, and help experienced mooters hone their skills further. This year, our Mooting Directors and dedicated Mooting Board will be introducing an even more comprehensive mooting program, with a full-day training session in late-September and a new inter-university tournament hosted at the University of Toronto, in conjunction with the Faculty of Law in February 2017.

We encourage all interested students to participate in mooting, and may direct their questions to utplsmooting@gmail.com, and find us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mootingboard

 

UofT @Capital Cup, November 2016

Capital Cup (@Carleton University) 

The first tournament of the year, the Capital Cup was established in 2011 by the Carleton Law Society. Hosted in Ottawa yearly, the final round is usually held in the hallowed halls of the Supreme Court of Canada. 

capitalcup.ca

UofT in Recent Years

2015-2016

  • Champions: Lucian Wang and Teodora Pasca
  • Distinguished Oralists: Lucian Wang, Teodora Pasca

McGill classic (@Mcgill university) 

A new tournament established by our friends at the McGill Pre-Law Society and opened to other universities for the first time in 2016. We look forward to seeing this tournament and its participants grow and develop through the years. 

mcgillprelaw.ca/moot-court.html

UofT in Recent Years

2015-2016

  • Champions: Lucian Wang and Teodora Pasca
  • Distinguished Oralist: Lucian Wang

UofT @McGill Classic, January 2017

UofT @ Osgoode Cup, March 2016

UofT @ Osgoode Cup, March 2016

Osgoode Cup (@York University)

Entering its 12th year and over 100 teams participating in March 2016, the Osgoode Cup is by far the most well-established and largest of the undergraduate mooting tournaments. Hosted at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University's Keele campus, the tournament closes out the yearly mooting season. 

osgoodecup.com

UofT in Recent Years

2015-2016

  • Semi-Finalists: Madeleine Freeman and Ayushi Thakur
  • Round of 16 Finalists: Mira Pijselman and Emmy Fu
  • Distinguished Advocate: Jeremy Brodeur-Urbas