Julius Alexander Isaac Moot (“The Isaac”)

The Black Law Students’ Association of Canada (BLSA Canada), is a student-run, non-profit organization.  BLSA Canada first held, what was known as, The Annual Koskie Minsky Diversity Moot Competition, in 2008. In 2012, the moot was named after the late Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal, Julius Alexander Isaac, the first Black judge to sit on the Federal Court of Canada. Each year, the unilingual moot focuses on an area of law in which issues of equity and diversity arise. The Black Law Student Association of Canada administers the Julius Alexander Moot (“The Isaac”) in collaboration with law firms, law schools and community organizations.  Please click here for more information.

What You Need to Know

  • This is an equity and diversity issues moot, often incorporating elements of critical race theory into the problem
  • The moot is held at the Ontario Court of Appeal, in Toronto, in February


  • The team is comprised of four oralists and a researcher
  • Interested students should apply through the upper year consolidated mooting tryouts


  • Team members receive three graded credits for their participation, which will be applied in the Winter term
  • Team members are required to enroll in the Appellate Advocacy Workshop and will receive two credits for their participation, which will be applied in the Fall term