On Saturday, March 27, the Cassels Brock Cup Moot (aka the “Baby Gale”) took place between the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School. Participants argued the case of R v Ahmad, 2020 SCC. The winning team was U of T, however the following first-year Osgoode students were recognized for their amazing oral advocacy and mooting skills:
- Second Place Oralist: Madeleine Worndl (Osgoode)
- Runner Up Top Appellant Team: Matthew Cohen & Ola Mobarak (Osgoode)
- Runner Up Top Respondent Team: Lily Esene & Madeleine Worndl (Osgoode)
Congratulations to all of the members of the Osgoode team including their coaches: Raman Gill; Jennah Khaled; Miscia Sullivan; Daniel Marin and Rachel Wong – all upper-year Osgoode students.
The Cassels Brock Cup Moot is a competitive moot exclusively for first-year students. The team is coached by the upper-year Gale team and the subject matter pertains to criminal and constitutional law. Participants moot the same case as the upper-year Gale Cup, and use the upper-year Gale team’s factums to prepare their oral arguments. The competition takes place annually at the Ontario Court of Appeal in Toronto, but was held virtually this year due to the pandemic.