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Windsor Law finds success in mooting competitions

Recognizing that experiential learning is a key component of providing a rigorous legal education, the Advocacy and Mooting Program at Windsor Law engages students each year in a variety of mock advocacy competitions including mooting (appellate advocacy), mock trial competitions, mock mediation, client counseling, and negotiation competitions.

Windsor Law reports the following successes for the 2019-20 mooting season:

Adam F. Fanaki Competition Law Moot

  • Third-place Respondent finalist — Rebecca Flynn and Irma Shaboian
  • Coach — Emrys Davis

Arnup Cup

  • Second-place finalists — Ashley Haines and Sara Little
  • Coaches — Jayme Lesperance and Bryan Pillon

Donald G.H. Bowman National Tax Moot:

  • Semifinalists (top 4 of 34 teams in Canada) — Bushra Nassab, Ryan Markesic, Antonio Alcantara-Tangonan, Daniel Ibrahim and Eric Miller
  • Coaches - Marcela Aroca, Stan Fedun, Cristina Fulop and Anish Kamboj

Gale Cup Moot

  • Second-place finalists — Braden Adsett, Matthew Bedini, Siobhan Dundon, and Aditi Gupta
  • Chief Justice Dickson medal for top oralist — Aditi Gupta
  • Coaches – David Tanovich and Ashley Haines

International Association of Dispute Resolution (INADR) Tournament

  • Top four Mediator finalist — Charles Campbell
  • Fifth-place lawyer/client team — Kaffie Abdirashid and Harsh Makhijani
  • Fourth-place overall advocate/client team; fifth-place top mediator team — Charles Campbell, Kayley Leon, and Nadia Nadeem
  • Coach — Gemma Smyth

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) Cup

  • Bergeron Clifford Award for Best Team — Parmis Goudarzimalayeri and Adrianna Klukowska
  • Will Davidson Award for Best Opening Address — Parmis Goudarzimalayeri
  • Coaches — Francine Herlehy and Monica Pathak

Oxford Intellectual Property Moot

  • Successful in passing the written submission round
  • Invited to participate in the oral finals in Oxford, England (delayed due to COVID-19)
  • Coach — Wissam Aoun

Winkler Class Actions Moot

  • Third Best Oralist Award — Karly Lyons
  • Coach — David Robins

“Windsor Law students’ commitment to excellence, high-quality advocacy and professionalism is deeply appreciated by our dedicated coaches who volunteer their time,” says Windsor Law associate dean academic Gemma Smyth. “Congratulations to all the Windsor Law 2019-20 moot team participants and their coaches.”

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