Instructor(s): Sara Faherty, Bryce Edwards

Note: The Kawaskimhon Moot satisfies the oral advocacy requirement. This competition is not subject to the mooting credit cap.

Registration: To participate in the Kawaskimhon Aboriginal moot, you must send a letter of interest to Assistant Dean Sara Faherty at indicating your interest prior to the end of the course selection deadline. Enrollment is by permission of instructors. Priority is given to third year students who have completed Indigenous Peoples and the Constitution of Canada, or other relevant courses.

This course provides an opportunity for students with an interest in and experience with Aboriginal legal and constitutional concerns to earn academic credit through participation in an inter-university scholastic event. Kawaskimhon means speaking with knowledge. The responsibility of hosting and outlining the fact pattern rotates among participating schools. The structure of the moot problem changes from year to year, but typically requires each student team to write a position paper on behalf of fictional clients, and then to represent those client interests at a negotiation session which usually happens in early March. Students are traditionally required to draw upon both common law and Indigenous legal traditions in preparing their position paper and during the negotiation session.

Further information will be available from the instructor.

is based on satisfactory participation in the team on a credit/no credit basis.
Academic year
2023 - 2024

At a Glance

Second Term



6 JD