Grand Moot 2005
(L - R): The Hon. Peter Cory, Michael Kotrly, Tamara Kagan, the Hon.Madam Justice Kathryn Feldman, Paul Alexander, Nader Hasan and the Hon. Mr. Justice Todd Ducharme.

Grand Moot Delights Packed Moot Court Classroom

On September 22, 2005, the law school celebrated one of its finest annual traditions - the Grand Moot. Each September, the Faculty's top student "mooters" participate in a celebration of excellence in oral advocacy. This year, the highly anticipated event topped off a banner year for the Faculty's competitive mooting program, which saw U of T take top prizes in the Jessup, Gale, Wilson, Callaghan and Securities moots. Third year students Nader Hasan, Paul Alexander, Tamara Kagan and Michael Kotrly presented arguments before a distinguished panel of judges that featured the Honourable Mr. Peter Cory, former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, the Honourable Madam Justice Kathryn Feldman, justice of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and the Honourable Mr. Justice Todd Ducharme, justice of the Superior Court of Justice. In addition to their vast legal knowledge and many years of experience on the bench, the justices brought with them sharp wits and a refreshing sense of humour. In a spirited dialogue, the justices and students explored the questions of the state's obligation to its citizens with respect to the provision of health services, and the existence of a positive Charter right to life, liberty and security of the person.