Instructor(s): Andy Shaughnessy

2 credits (conditional enrol)

Pre or co-requisite: One of the two students participating in this moot must be named “Non-Graduating Oralist” at the Fox Intellectual Property Moot.

Selection: The student who wins Best Non-Graduating Oralist at the Fox Intellectual Property Moot is invited to attend this moot and provided with external funding. The student’s partner in the Fox may enrol in this competition as well. If that partner has graduated, or does not wish to participate, the student Moot Court Committee will select a student for the second position on the U of T team.

The Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot is held annually in Oxford over a weekend in March. It is hosted by the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre and organized by a committee of DPhil and FHS students with an interest in intellectual property. The competition invites teams from universities around the world to prepare written submissions and present oral argument on each side of a hypothetical intellectual property law problem set by experts in the field. NB The Faculty has not joined this moot, and only sends a team when a University of Toronto student has been personally invited by virtue of having been named “Best Non-Graduating Oralist” at the Fox Intellectual Property Moot.

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: 2 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, 2 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 Oxford IP Moot 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