The undergraduate mooting program is devoted to the practice of oral legal advocacy through moot competitions. The Moot Board at UofT is responsible for selecting a team of mooters at the beginning of each academic year, who then compete on behalf of UofT at national moot competitions. Students are prepared for competitions through workshops, seminars, and practice sessions, where mooters can receive direct feedback on their arguments and style. The UofT Moot Team is proud to have won many awards at competitions nation-wide. More information on UofT’s rankings at national competitions can be found at Competition Information.
The Moot Team
In September 2019, the Mooting Board will be releasing information regarding Moot Team try-outs for the 2019-2020 academic term. These try-outs will take place at the end of September and beginning of October. Applicants will be able to select their own try-out time within a range of available dates and times. Applicants will be asked to prepare and present brief submissions, mimicking a formal moot competition. Select applicants will then form the Moot Team for 2019-2020.
Members of the Moot Team will receive priority consideration when registering for competitions across Canada. Those who are not selected as members of the Moot Team will still be eligible to apply and compete in moot competitions, however they are not guaranteed the ability to register and compete on behalf of UofT.
Please note that you must be a UTPLS Member for 2019-2020 in order to become a Moot Team member. However, you may register for and complete your try-out before registering as a general UTPLS Member. You would then complete your regstration after your try-out is completed and you have been selected as a Team Member.
Mooting Information & Practice Session
The Mooting Board will be hosting an information and practice moot session on September 28. This session will explain the style and content required for competitions. Those with no prior experience with mooting are encouraged to attend. Visit the facebook page for this event here.
The schedule for the day (September 28) is as follows:
10:00AM-12:00PM: Information Session (Moot Camp)
12:00PM-2:00PM: Lunch & Prep Session
2:00PM-4:00PM: Practice Session (MiniMoot)
You do not need to register for the morning information session, but you must register to attend the afternoon practice session. Please note that spots are limited.