Trial Advocacy

Note: 3 credits (conditional enrol)

Note: The moot will be added to a student's course selection once confirmation of participation is confirmed by the Trial Advocacy instructor.

This competition is not subject to the mooting credit cap.

Selection: Students enrolled in the Trial Advocacy course may be eligible to participate in this competition, normally held at the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor in March. This competition is likely to occur over the course of a weekend, starting on Friday night and ending on Sunday afternoon. Students who do not wish to participate on those days may not enrol in this course. Students participating in another oral advocacy competition (i.e., a competitive moot) may not enrol in the Arnup Cup Competition. Selection is made by the Trial Advocacy course instructors.

Option A: 3 ungraded credits for satisfactory completion of the oral and written components of the competition. The grading will take into account the oral and written components of the competition. Option B: With notice to the Records Office and the approval of the Moot Faculty Advisor(s) or another faculty member, 3 credits with full academic grading for completing the moot plus another writing project. The additional writing project is to be 10 to 15 pages and related in subject matter to the moot. For grading purposes, the Arnup Cup Faculty Advisor(s) will consider the written factum or memorial prepared for the moot and the added written component for grading and will consider the oral presentation as well. If the instructor has not seen the oral arguments, the oral presentation will not be considered. Students pursuing this option must submit the Competitive Moot Credit Form, available in the Academic Handbook, under Forms to the Records Office at least one week before the add/drop date in second term.
Credit note
Students who advance to the Sopinka Cup will receive one additional credit which will be given in the same form that the first three credits are given.
Academic year
2022 - 2023

At a Glance

Second Term



2 JD