3/1/2018

TORONTO (March 1, 2017) – Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) is pleased to announce that the University of Alberta is this year’s overall winner of the Wilson Moot competition organized by the Firm. Team members included Alyssa Kim, David Pope, Kimberly Gosel, and Paul Maas, who competed successfully against 12 other participating law schools. 

 
The preliminary rounds took place in Toronto on February 23 and 24, 2018.  The final round between the top two teams from the University of Alberta and the University of Toronto was held on Saturday before the Right Honourable Richard Wagner, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada, the Honourable Peter Lauwers of the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Honourable Cindy A. Bourgeois of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.  Queen’s University placed third in the competition.
 
The prizes for best written argument were awarded to Thompson Rivers University, followed by Bond University and the University of Toronto.
 
The top oralist was Zachary Burrill of the University of Victoria, Meena Sundararaj of the University of Toronto placed second, and Charlotte Baigent from the University of British Columbia placed third.
 
The Wilson Moot is a volunteer-driven event organized by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. This year, over 100 judges, lawyers and law students generously volunteered their time. 
 
About the Wilson Moot
 
The Wilson Moot explores legal issues concerning equity-seeking groups, and thereby promotes the education of law students and the legal profession in these areas of pressing concern. It was founded in 1992 to honour the outstanding contribution to Canadian law made by the late Honourable Justice Bertha Wilson, the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada.
 
For further information about the Wilson Moot, visit www.thewilsonmoot.com or contact the Director of the Wilson Moot: Erin Hoult at erin.hoult@blakes.com.
 
 

 


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