Instructor(s): Sara Faherty, Stephen Shore

3 credits (conditional enrol)

Selection: Second year students must try out in the Fall in order to be selected for the Canadian Labour Arbitration Competition Team. The competition is not open to third year students. 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.

The Mathews, Dinsdale and Clark LLP Canadian Labour Arbitration Competition is open to second year students. The competition takes place between eight 2 person teams from various law schools across Canada. All arbitrations are based on an Agreed Set of Facts. Students are expected to have researched and be prepared to comment on all the issues which are raised by the Agreed Statement of Facts. The competition rules do not require the submission of a written factum.

Note: The Moot is conditional enrol and will be added to the student's course selection once confirmation of participation is confirmed following the moot tryouts. In the meantime, students must select sufficient credits for the term/year. Once approved students will have the opportunity to adjust their credits.

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 Canadian Labour Arbitration 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 grading is done by a faculty member other than the Moot Faculty Advisor(s), 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 by the add/drop date in second term. Students who commenced their JD program at this Faculty prior to the Fall of 2012, please see Assistant Dean, Office of the Associate Dean for information on the method of evaluation.

At a Glance

Second Term



2 JD