Justin Okerman (centre) with teammates Vera Mohr (left) and Terval Boben (right). Photo submitted.

Law student wins moot while on exchange at University of Oslo

Justin Okerman, a second-year USask law student, was recently part of the championship team at the 2020 Helsinki Information Law Moot Court Competition.

By Sarah Trefiak

Okerman, who is currently on exchange at the University of Oslo in Norway, worked with teammates Vera Mohr and Terval Boben to submit written statements in November to qualify for the moot finals. On Jan. 27, they competed at the offices of Bird and Bird in Helsinki, Finland and came away with the Ada Lovelace Award for Best Team.

“The opportunities I have been given are invaluable, and I know that the skills and experiences I have gained will influence my future career to a significant extent,” said Okerman, adding that he is grateful for the work of the College of Law and the International Student and Study Abroad Centre (ISAAC) in making his exchange possible.