Walsh Family Law Moot

The Walsh Family Law Moot Competition was established to foster relations between law schools and practitioners, to encourage the study of family law, and to increase knowledge among law students. All law schools are invited to take part in the national moot. The law school will select a team of between two and four members in accordance with the Family Law Moot Competition Selection Policy.  Please click here for more information.

What You Need to Know

  • This is a family law moot
  • The moot will be held in Toronto in mid-March
  • The moot will be judged by leading Ontario family law practitioners and judges who will assist in the drafting of the moot problem and grading of factums


  • 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
  • Team members are expected to have completed, or to be completing the basic Family Law course in the year in which they compete
  • Advanced courses and seminars in family law are an asset