Registration for the Moot Competition will occur in one of two ways, either as part of the New Precedent Conference registration or just for the moot. Both registration options are available via the student portal. After registering a representative of Start Proud will reach out to teams to confirm their interest. In order to promote a diversity of schools represented we reserve the right to limit the number of teams from any one school during the first stage of registration.
What is the Moot Competition?
The Moot competition gives law students the chance to improve their legal research, analysis, and advocacy skills by preparing a case for either the applicant or respondent in a case based on real issues. The competition will include submitting a written factum prior to the conference and arguing your case in front of a panel of judges composed of legal professionals from the sponsoring company at the conference. The case will focus on issues important to the LGBTQ+ community and will be released to teams in mid August.
The goal of the Moot Case is to give law students at all stages in their education a chance to apply what they are learning in class to a real case. This means teams will be responsible for all aspects of preparing the case from research to argument. As an example, last year’s cases focused on specific instances of discrimination LGBTQ+ people have faced in competitive sports.
Participants have the opportunity to apply their legal skills to a real legal problem, compete against top law students from across Canada, present before an esteemed panel of judges, network with peers and professionals, and compete for the chance to win a $1000 prize.
Registration for the Moot Competition will occur via the student portal. Participants must first register for the conference and then sign up for the moot competition. The Moot Associate will reach out to teams to confirm their interest. In order to promote a diversity of schools represented we reserve the right to limit the number of teams from any one school during the first stage of registration.
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