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Moot success brings home the Kitchen Cup

Kitchen Cup Winners - Teddy Weinstein & Angela Zhu

Windsor Law students, Angela Zhu (2L) and Teddy Weinstein (3L), brought home the coveted Kitchen Cup Tuesday, October 17, after a successful moot at the BLG/Cavalluzzo Hayes Labour and Employment Law Oral Advocacy Competition.

The Kitchen Cup, named after Windsor Law alum Robert Kitchen ‘76, is the top award presented at the annual moot hosted at Western Law. The moot gives aspiring labour and employment lawyers an opportunity to practice their research and advocacy skills on a realistic labour law case and is judged by senior lawyers from the sponsoring firms.

This year, a total of 16 teams competed, with two teams from Windsor Law.   

The 2017 moot case was based on legislation that restricted teachers' right to discuss class sizes as part of their collective bargaining process and teams took on attorney roles for the management and union sides.

Zhu and Weinstein argued on behalf of the union side (BC Teachers' Federation) on appeal from the Supreme Court of Canada case of BC Teachers' Federation v British Columbia, 2016 SCC 49.

In addition to winning the Cup, Weinstein was also recognized as Top Oralist.

Congratulations to the students and to their coach, Professor Kendal McKinney.