Osgoode celebrated excellence in mooting and lawyering skills on Nov. 19 with the unveiling of four victory banners, representing the Law School’s four mooting championships in the 2013-14 academic year.
Osgoode fielded teams in 20 different lawyering competitions locally, nationally and internationally in 2013-14. A total of 75 students represented the Law School proudly, with a number of honourable mentions and notable performances.
“I’d like to personally recognize all mooters who represent their School honourably and pursue excellence in oral and written advocacy, ” Professor Faisal Bhabha, Director of Lawyering Simulations (Moots & Skills), told a large crowd gathered for the mooting celebration in Gowlings Hall.
Bhabha also saluted the volunteer coaches in the mooting program. “Their service to us as a community is what allows mooting at Osgoode to exist and thrive.” In addition, Bhabha thanked program administrator Natia Tucci and Lisa Del Col of the Office of Experiential Learning.
Victory banners were unveiled for the following:
The Laskin Moot
It was the first time in the 29-year history of the moot that Osgoode was the overall champion.
Team members: Joanna Enns, Natalie Livshitz, Maciej Lipinski, Jonathan Silver, Justin D’Aloisio
Coach: Ewa Krajewska of BLG LLP
Julius Alexander Isaac Diversity Moot
Team members: Busayo Ayodele, Richard Lanns, Jeffrey Hernaez, Zorn Pink, Anushua Nag
Coaches: Virginia Nelder and Roger Love of the African Canadian Legal Clinic
Canadian Client Consultation Competition
Team members: Robin Nobleman, Anna Leggett
Coach: Nancy Henderson of Parkdale Community Legal Services
Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Competition Cup
Team members: Daniel Hamson, Alexander Payne
Coaches: Ryan Breedon and Monique Jilesen