Osgoode offers one of the most comprehensive mooting programs of any law school in Canada.
Mooting is a highly effective method for developing students’ oral and written advocacy skills. In a moot, students generally argue a fictional appeal case before a “judge.” Members of Osgoode’s mooting teams conduct in-depth research and prepare written arguments under the supervision of a faculty advisor. They often also work with some of the finest advocates of the local bar in preparing and practising their oral arguments.
See the mooting website for further general information about mooting and details on the specific moots.
First Year Moots
Osgoode offers a number of introductory moots each year, including:
- Lerners’ Cup
- February Osgoode Open Moot (“FOOM”)
- First Year International Law Moot Court (“Baby Jessup”, public international law)
- Cassels Brock Cup (“Baby Gale”, criminal and constitutional law)
Upper Year Osgoode-Sponsored Moots
Osgoode offers academic credit for participation in these moots. The number of credits awarded varies from moot to moot. They include:
- Canadian National Corporate/Securities Law Moot
- Fox Intellectual Property Moot
- Gale Cup (Criminal/Constitutional Law)
- Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (Public International Law)
- Concours Laskin Cup (Administrative/Constitutional Law)
- MDC Labour Arbitration Moot
- Wilson Moot (Equality/Charter Law)
- Donald G. Bowman Tax Moot
- Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Rights Moot
- William C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
- W+SEL Environmental Moot