Willms & Shier Environmental Law Moot: Canada's preeminent nationwide moot court competition devoted to Environmental Law.

2017 Willms & Shier Environmental Law Moot Court Competition

The 2017 Willms & Shier Environmental Law Moot will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario at Osgoode Hall.

The 2017 Moot competition case is Midwest v. Thordarson, 2015 ONCA 819.

About the Moot

The Willms & Shier Environmental Law Moot is Canada's first and only national moot court competition devoted to environmental law.

Its goal is to promote awareness of the growing role of environmental issues in contemporary legal practice and public life, while enhancing law students' written and oral advocacy skills.

The competition takes the form of an appeal before a Canadian court of last resort, bringing together law students, judges, leadings lawyers and legal academics to explore cutting-edge environmental law issues. The competition is open to teams from all Canadian law faculties.

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Willms & Shier Environmental Law Moot Winners

Champions - First Place Team
Western University - James Boyd, Mohamed Hadi and Kevin Spykerman

Second Place Team
University of Calgary - David Rennie and Austin Ward

Third Place Team
University of Ottawa - Matthew Lakatos-Hayward, Ryan Macneil and Madiha Vallani

First Place Oralist
Western University - James Boyd

Distinguished Oralists
University of Victoria - Andhra Azevedo
Dalhousie University - Nina Butz
University of Ottawa - Ryan Macneil
Western University - Kevin Spykerman
University of Victoria - Caitlin Stockwell
University of Calgary - Austin Ward

D. Paul Emond Award (For the Best Respondent's Factum)
Western University - James Boyd, Mohamed Hadi and Kevin Spykerman

Barry N. Spiegel Award (For the Best Appellant's Factum)
University of Calgary - David Rennie and Austin Ward

Congratulations to all of the winners!

 

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