Wilson Moot

The Wilson Moot, named after former Supreme Court Justice and equality rights champion Bertha Wilson, is a national moot court competition devoted to equality law and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Established in 1992, it draws teams from approximately 10 law schools across the country. It takes the form of an appeal to a fictitious appellate court of last resort. The judges are members of the bar and the bench. The competition is of high caliber, but relaxed. The moot is a great opportunity to meet students from other law schools as well as members of the bar and bench.  Please click here for more information.

What You Need to Know

  • This is an equality/Charter law moot
  • The moot is held at the Federal Court in Toronto in late February
  • The Final Bench is typically comprised of a Supreme Court of Canada judge and two members of the Court of Appeal for Ontario


  • 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