Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Student oralists in the Faculty's competitive mooting program had another strong showing this past academic year.  Amongst this year's winners was the Jessup International Law Moot team which took first place in the nationals, and thereafter went forward to the international finals in Washington, D.C.  Our first-year contingent beat out Osgoode Hall for first place in the annual Goodman & Carr cup.  The law school also took second place in both the Securities Moot and the Wilson Moot.  Our Gale team was awarded with a third place overall standing, beating out 13 other teams across Canada.

In addition to these accomplishments, the UofT Faculty of Law also successfully hosted this year's Niagara International Law Moot, which included the participation of 18 law schools across Canada and the Unites States, 80+ student coaches and mooters, as well as 70 practitioners from the Toronto legal community.  A special thanks to Moot Court Associate Chief Justice, Chris Veeman (III), for organizing this magnanimous event.

Upper-Year Moots

Arnup Cup

Colby Linthwaite
Ann Velez

Callaghan Moot (Intra-UofT)  (Feb. 28th-Mar. 1st)

Phil Abbink (2nd place oralist)
Fraser Ball
Pierre Chiasson (3rd place oralist)
Michael Dunn
Lindsay Forbes
Salman Haq
Amanda Heale (1st place oralist)
Darius Jannat
Alex Kam
Sean Keating
Roy Lee
Nersi Makki
Dan Phelan
James Rempel
Andrea Sanche
Taia Wong

Student Coaches: Teresa Chan, Emma Evans, Renata Mahabir, Mark Siboni, Jeremy Streeter
Faculty Coach: Professor Martha Shaffer
Awards: Amanda Heale and Phil Abbink (1st place team); Michael Dunn and Salman Haq (2nd place team and top appellant factum); Dan Phelan and Fraser Ball (top respondent factum)

Gale Cup (Feb. 21st- 22nd)

Sana Halwani
Brock Jones
William Thompson
Maryth Yachnin

Student Coaches: Dena Varah and Stephanie Wakefield
Faculty Coach: Professor Ed Morgan
Awards: Third place team overall

Jessup Moot (Feb. 13th-15th)

Ryan Morris
Sarah Perkins
Robin Reinertson
Alex van Kralingen

Student Coach: David Patacairk
Faculty Coach: Professor Jutta Brunee
Awards: 1st place national champions; went forward to international rounds in Washington D.C., where they made it into the run-offs among the final 16 (out of 86 teams). Three of the Jessup oralists were in the top 100.

Laskin Moot (Feb, 21st-22nd)

Bernina Butt
David Gourlay
Robin Rix
Michelle Wood

Student Coaches: Claire Hunter and Josh Hunter
Faculty Coach: Professor Jean-Francois Gaudreault-Debiens

Niagara Moot (Mar. 13-15th)

Daniel Anthony
Rachelle Dickinson
David Kolinsky
Emily Mak

Student Coach: Kevin Doyle
Faculty Coach: Professor Karen Knop

Securities Moot (Mar. 7th-8th)

Keith Burkhardt
Trevor Ogle (2nd place oralist)
Sean Seaton
Shara Wright

Student Coaches: Marcia Jones, Jaan Lilles and Jana Stettner
Faculty Coach: Professor Doug Harris
Awards: 2nd place team nationwide, 3rd place team for factums

Wilson Moot (Feb. 21st-22nd)

Alysia Davies
Michael Lee
Eli Pullan (top oralist)
Ann Velez

Student Coaches: Tim Dickson and Colin Grey
Faculty Coach: Proessor David Schneiderman
Awards: 1st place in preliminary rounds, Michael Lee and Eli Pullan (second place team overall)

First-Year Moots

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin Public International Moot (Mar. 21st-22nd)

Hilary Book (distinguished oralist)
Margaret Flynn
Paul Galbraith
Steve Penner
Matt Peirce
Benjamin Perrin
Aristotle Sarantis
Lawrence Taylor

Student Coaches: Keith Burkhardt and Alex van Kralingen

Goodman & Carr LLP Cup

Melanie Adams
Daniel Bach (1st place oralist)
Gleb Bazov
Oren Bick
Joanthan Carson
Su Yong Chun
David Germain
Ingrid Grant
Sven Hombach
David Hughes
Rebecca Katzin
Scott Kirkpatrick
Hartley Lefton
Nathaniel Lipkus
Sidney McLean
Lisa Minuk
Joshua Rosenweig
Nicole Skuggedal (2nd place oralist)
Ellen Snow
Oscar Strawcyznski

Student Coaches: Sana Halwani, Brock Jones, Michael Lee, Jennifer Wilson
Awards: Overall 1st place; tied for first place team: Nicole Skuggedal and Gleb Bazov; Ingrid Grant and Oscar Strawcyznski