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2016 Moot Roundup

Western Canada Moot Team

Photo (l to r): Caeli MacPherson, Heather White, Lauren Scharfstein, Patrick Thomson, and Ashley Smith (coach)

On Feb. 5-6, the Western Canada Moot Team competed in Calgary, Alberta as Crown Counsel against the University of Calgary in a criminal jury trial involving the charge of criminal negligence causing death.  The team performed admirably at the competition and received positive feedback from the assessors.

Gale Cup Moot Team 

Gale Cup Moot Team

(Left to right: Mark Brayford, QC, (coach), Julia Kindrachuk, Steven Larocque, Sarah Nordin and Kelsey Kreklewich)

The Gale Cup Moot Team competed in Toronto on Feb. 19-20. Coach Mark Brayford, QC, noted that the team performed some outstanding advocacy throughout the weekend. They came up against a pair of excellent adversaries from McGill in the preliminary round who ultimately went on to win the Cup.

Jessup Moot Team

Jessup Moot Team

Photo (l to r): Scott Silver, Interim Dean Beth Bilson, Katelyn Jones (research counsel), Ashton Butler, Ashlan Friesen, Kwaku Adu and John Gormley, QC, (coach)

The Jessup Moot Team competed at the national rounds of the Jessup International Law moot in Ottawa on Feb 25-27. The team mooted well and were recognized by several coaches and judges as one of the top tier teams. 

Davies Corporate/Securities Law Moot Team

The Davies Corporate/Securities Law Moot was held on March 4-5 at the Federal Court in Toronto. The U of S team of Kelsey Horning, Steven Latos, Allison Graham, Carson Hurley and Jared Dunlop placed 5th on the factum and Steven Latos was ranked 15th on the list of top oralists. The team was coached by Michael Wright.

Laskin Moot Team

Laskin Moot Team

Photo (l to r): Janelle Souter, Keith Barron, Katherine Oram, Janelle Souter, Alanna Carlson and Anna Singer (coach)

The 2016 Laskin Moot Court Competition was hosted by the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. There were a total of 19 colleges and approximately 80 students who participated. The team received favourable comments from the judges who judged their oral performances and their factums ranked 10th overall. The Laskin team was coached by Anna Singer. 

Donald G.H. Bowman National Tax Moot Team

Bowman Tax Team

Photo (l to r): Alice Jeon, Cameron Smith, Evan Hutchison, Zina Scott, Justin Wood, Joseph Gill (coach), and Brooke Sittler (coach)

For the first time ever, the U of S had a team competing in the Donald G.H. Bowman National Tax Moot. The 2016 competition took place in Toronto on February 26-27.

The team received positive feedback from the many volunteer judges, learned a great deal about written and oral advocacy, and distinguished themselves with their dedication and teamwork.

Kawaskimhon Aboriginal Moot Team

Kawaskimhon Moot Team 2016

Photo (l to r): Lorne Fagnan, Michelle Caron, Lara Bonokoski, Jared Brown

The Kawaskimhon Aboriginal Moot was held March 11-13, in Kingston, Ont. at Queen’s University. Jared Brown and Lorne Fagnan represented the interests of the Métis Nation, while Michelle Caron and Lara Bonokoski represented the Dene Nation. The two teams worked diligently over the course of the competition, using the principles of interests-based negotiations and Indigenous traditions. The team was coached by Chris Lafleur.

Mediation Team (International Academy of Dispute Resolution)

ICC Mediation Team 2016

Photo (l to r): Bruce Gordon, Brooke Johnson, Michaela Keet (coach), Kathy Ford, QC, (coach), Joe Fingerote and Jordan Thompson.

The mediation team traveled to Paris, France to compete in the International Commercial Mediation Competition on Feb. 5-10 and was presented with the best speaker award during the closing ceremony. The award was one of one of ten special awards presented and recognizes excellence in communication skills.

The U of S team was one of 66 teams representing 32 countries competing in 147 mock mediation sessions. This is the third time the college has competed at this event and the second year in a row that we have brought home an award.

 

The College of Law acknowledges and thanks the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan for their support of the Kawaskimhon, Gale, Jessup, Laskin, Western Canada and Mediation Advocacy Moot Teams