Cassels Brock Cup

The Cassels Brock Cup Moot (also referred to as the Baby Gale moot) is a competitive moot exclusively for first-year students that takes place annually at the end of March. This moot gives students the opportunity to represent Osgoode and compete against the University of Toronto. The team is coached by the upper-year Gale Cup team. Tryouts consist of a seven-minute oral submission in front of a panel of judges, including members of the Gale Cup team. The Baby Gale is a competitive mooting team, and therefore necessitates a time commitment, in addition to normal class and study time. Those interested should consider speaking with upper-year Gale team members or former Baby Gale team members to inform themselves of expectations.

The Baby Gale is on the subject matter of criminal and constitutional law. Participants moot the same case as for 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.