AMP Offerings

Moot group is gathered around trophy

At Windsor Law, experiential learning is a key component of your legal education. The Windsor Law Advocacy and Mooting Program (AMP) exposes students to a variety of mock advocacy competitions including mooting (appellate advocacy), mock trial competitions, and mock mediation, client counseling and negotiation competitions. Windsor Law competes in different competitions each year. The list, below, is updated annually.

2023-2024 Moot Offerings

Aboriginal Moot (Kawaskimhon)

  • Course Credits: 4
  • Competitors: 4
  • Coach: Arlene Dodge
  • Date: March 8 - 9, 2024
  • Location: Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC

The Aboriginal Moot is a national moot held every year at a different place in Canada. It focuses on Aboriginal Law issues. The Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Moot is open to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students. Kawaskimhon means “Speaking with Knowledge”. The Moot may involve the use of a talking circle or other indigenous processes to resolve the legal issues that arise from the selected topic. It usually involves a presentation of a 20-minute argument and consensus building. The host school decides the moot format. The preparation of a factum will be required from each team. This event is a two-day forum. On the first day, participants present oral arguments based on written submitted factums or other legal documents. At the end of the first day, the host law school prepares a cultural night, which usually includes a banquet, singers, and dancers. Kawaskimhon participants are required to work toward reaching a consensus on the mooted problems or issues by the end of the second day. Previous moots have addressed band membership rights, territorial overlaps, the effects of hydro projects on Indigenous lands and territories, Métis rights and Aboriginal heritage. 

Windsor Law Successes:


  • Alexandra Domaradzki
  • Roxana Jahani Aval


  • Cheyenne Arnold-Cunningham
  • Davide De Luca
  • Micah Pirk O’Connel
  • Piper Riley Thompson

Coached by: Valerie Waboose and Arlene Dodge

Arnup Cup

  • Course Credits: 4
  • Competitors: 4
  • Coach: Bryan Pillon, Eric Costaris, and Belinda Pagliaroli
  • Date: February 9 - 10, 2024
  • Location: The Federal Court of Canada, Toronto, ON

The Arnup Cup is an annual trial advocacy competition for Ontario law schools, organized by The Advocates’ Society and generously sponsored by WeirFoulds LLP. The Cup bears the name of the Honourable John D. Arnup, O.C., Q.C., who for many years sat as a distinguished member of the Court of Appeal for Ontario following a career as one of Canada’s finest litigation counsel.

First held in 1988, the Arnup Cup has increased in prominence over the years. Teams from each of Ontario’s law schools participate in trials held in a Toronto courtroom and presided over by judges of the Superior Court of Justice. Senior members of The Advocates’ Society act as assessors. The teams vie for the right to represent the province in the prestigious Sopinka Cup, Canada’s national trial advocacy competition held annually in Ottawa.

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Bowman National Tax Moot (Donald G.)

  • Course Credits: 4
  • Competitors: 4
  • Coach: Marcela Aroca
  • Date: March 1 - 2, 2024
  • Location: The Federal Court of Canada, Toronto, ON

The Bowman National Tax Moot is one of the largest national moots, which brings together teams of law students from 15 to 17 law schools across Canada, including French-speaking teams. The Tax Moot is named after the former Chief Justice of the Tax Court of Canada, the Honourable Donald G. H. Bowman. It encourages excellence in written advocacy through the preparation of facta, and excellence in oral advocacy by simulating an appeal from a decision of the Tax Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal, or Supreme Court of Canada. Judges from the Federal Court of Appeal and the Tax Court of Canada, along with seasoned tax practitioners, sit as judges for the mooting competition that takes place at the Tax Court of Canada building in downtown Toronto.

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Windsor Law Successes:


  • Rushi Chakrabarti
  • Corey Bennett
  • Sam Lewis
  • Krystal Taylor
  • Zehan Jagosh

2020-2021: 2nd Place Finalists

  • Sidney Brejak
  • Adam Thibert
  • Jonathan Wakelin
  • Jennifer Lee
  • Devin Lundy (researcher)

Best Advocate Award:

  • Sidney Brejak

2019-2020: Semi-Finalists

  • Bushra Nassab
  • Daniel Ibrahim
  • Antonio Alcantara-Tangonan
  • Ryan Markesic

2018-2019: 1st Place Winners, Best Appellant Factum

  • Cristina Fulop
  • Aaina Grover
  • Stanislaw Fedun
  • Anish Kamboj

2017-2018: Semi-Finalists

  • Elizabeth McLellan
  • Ilan Levy
  • Jennifer Clements
  • Monica Carinci

Best Advocate:

  • Monica Carinci

2016-2017: Best Respondent Factum

  • Hersimar Singh Anand
  • Aida Kimiagar
  • Rachel Skipper-Horton
  • Courtney March

2014-2015: 1st Place - Best Team

  • Khalid Karim
  • Jillian Mulroy
  • Zev Smith
  • Khaled Gheddai

Best Advocate:

  • Khalid Karim

2011-2012: 2nd Place Finalists

  • Jesse Gardner
  • Adam Patchet
  • James Little
  • Jason Kujath
  • Isida Ranxi

2010-2011: 1st Place - Best Team

  • Jeremy Carnegie
  • Gary Fung
  • Sage Harvey
  • Lindsey Laframboise
  • Andrew Morreale

Canadian Client Consultation Competition

  • Course Credits: 4
  • Competitors: 4
  • Coaches: Justice Sharon Murphy and Ashley Lavigne
  • Date: March 9 - 10, 2024
  • Location: University of Windsor, Windsor ON

The Competition simulates a law office consultation in which two law students, acting as lawyers, are presented with a client matter. The students are given a brief written memorandum that identifies the general nature of the client’s problem before the interviews are held. The students conduct an interview with a person playing the role of the client. Students are expected to elicit the relevant information from the client, explain the relevant laws, present the client with their options, and assist the client to select their preferred resolution. The interview with the client is then followed by a post-consultation period during which the students analyze the interview and discuss the work to be undertaken. The interview and post-consultation period last a total of 45 minutes.  The students are evaluated against specific criteria that emphasize the use of listening, questioning, planning, and analytical skills in a lawyer/client interview.

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Windsor Law Successes:


2nd Place Team

  • Katherine Akladios
  • Olivia Trojko

6th Place Team

  • Siraat Mustapha
  • Chris Osei-Kusi

2020-2021: 3rd Place Team

  • Kevin Szeto
  • Sophie Taversham

2016-2017: 2nd Place Team

  • Benjamin Riley
  • Manshan Strickland
  • Joseph Jenner Amelia
  • Christina Canestraro
  • Francesca D'Aquila-Kelly

2014-2015: 1st Place Team

  • Andrea Fammartino
  • Chres Lee

Canadian National Negotiation Competition (CNNC)

  • Course Credits: 4
  • Competitors: 2-4
  • Coach: Gemma Smyth and Charles Campbell
  • Date: Mar 1 - 2, 2024
  • Location: McGill University, Montreal, QC

The Canadian National Negotiation Competition (CNNC) provides a means for law students to practice and improve their negotiating skills. The competition simulates legal negotiations in which law students, acting as lawyers, negotiate a series of legal problems. The simulations deal with the same general topic, but the negotiation situation varies with each round and level of the competition. The winners of the CNNC will have the right to advance to the 2021 International Negotiation Competition.

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Windsor Law Successes:

2022-2023: Best Communication for Relationship-Building Award

  • Abdullahi Dorre
  • Amanda Mustapha


1st Place Team, advancing to the International Negotiation Competition in Omaha, NE, representing Canada.

  • Laura DeMarco
  • Hana Syed
  • Mark Omenugha
  • Taiwo Onabolu


Award for Best Communication and Relationship-Building:

  • Charles Campbell
  • Taiwo Onabolu

Gale Cup

  • Course Credits: 4
  • Coach: David Tanovich
  • Competitors: 4
  • Date: February 9 - 10, 2024
  • Location: Toronto, ON

The Gale Cup is Canada’s premier national bilingual mooting competition, bringing together teams of law students from 15 to 20 law schools across the country to moot a criminal law case. Named after former Ontario Chief Justice George A. Gale, the Gale Cup encourages excellence in oral advocacy by bringing together Canadian law school students in a forum that simulates as closely as possible the appellate court experience. The Gale provides a particularly valuable experience for students in that it uses real judges versus lawyers and takes place at the Ontario Court of Appeal at Osgoode Hall in downtown Toronto.

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Windsor Law Successes:


  • Laial Azizi
  • Jacob Benson
  • David Delle Fave
  • Dalal Hjjih

Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Law Moot Competition (IRCLM)

  • Course Credits: 4
  • Competitors: 4
  • Coach: Mahan Keramati
  • Date: March 1-2, 2024
  • Location: Toronto, ON

The Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Law Moot (the “Moot”) is Canada’s first moot on immigration, refugee, and citizenship law. It is a national bilingual competition. The competition will be held in person at the Federal Court in Toronto.

The Moot’s purpose is to provide a unique opportunity for law students, judges, Organising Committee members, decision-makers, academics, and practitioners from the public and private sectors to meet and debate problems of current importance in the fields of immigration refugee and citizenship law.

The Moot’s objectives are the following:

  • to support and encourage legal education;

  • to foster collegiality and collaboration in the legal community; a

  • to promote interest in and appreciation for the fields of immigration , refugee, and citizenship law

The Moot is administered by the Organising Committee, comprised of a Lead Committee and subcommittees. Members of the committees include judges and legal practitioners.

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Windsor Law Successes:

2022-2023: Top Law School Runner Up and Top Oralist Team Runner Up

  • Gabrielle Gibbs
  • Pratibha Sivasithamparam
  • Sydney Rossi
  • Sjal Verma

Julius Alexander Isaac Moot

  • Course Credits: 4
  • Coaches: Danardo Jones
  • Competitors: 4
  • Date: February 1-3, 2024
  • Location: Toronto, ON

The Julius Alexander Isaac Moot ("The Isaac") is a competitive, for-credit moot historically held at the Ontario Court of Appeal. It is named after the late Chief Justice of the Federal Court, Julius Alexander Isaac, who was the first Black judge to sit on the Federal Court of Canada. Every year since 2008, the Moot has focused on an area of law in which issues of equity and diversity arise.

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Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Moot (OTLA)

  • Course Credits: 4
  • Coaches: Monica Pathak and Adrianna Klukowska
  • Competitors: 3
  • Date: March 2, 2024
  • Location: Queen's University, Kingston, ON

The Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) was founded in 1991 in response to an overwhelming need in Ontario for an organization of lawyers acting for Plaintiffs. OTLA has over 1400 members and is comprised of plaintiffs' lawyers from Ontario, other provinces and the United States. OTLA also has a strong core of law clerks, articling students and law students. Members of OTLA are dedicated to the preservation and improvement of a civil justice system which is equally accessible to all and which fully and fairly protects the rights of those who have suffered losses as a result of the wrongdoing of others.

The competition involves the trial of a civil action, before a jury and Justice of the Superior Court and features opening and closing arguments, examination-in chief and cross-examination of witnesses. The participants include Queen's University, University of Ottawa, University of Western Ontario, University of Windsor and Osgoode Hall Law School. The team is comprised of two counsel and one witness. Witnesses must memorize their part and are crucial to the competition, thus travel, accommodation and meal expenses are, within reason, covered by the OTLA.

Further information about the OTLA Cup can be found here.

Windsor Law Successes:

  • 2021-2022: Best Overall Advocate; Massimo DiGiovanni
  • 2020-2021: Will Davidson Award for Best Opening Address; Paniz Rahdari.
  • 2019-2020: Best Team; Parmis Goudarzimalayeri, Adrianna Klukowska, and Perla Espinal Manon. Best Opening; Parmis Goudarzimalayeri.
  • 2018-2019: Best Team; Kyle Duncan, Novera Khan, and Radha Lamba. Best Opening; Kyle Duncan. Best Closing; Novera Khan.
  • 2017-2018: Best Examination-in-Chief; Nicole Fielding.
  • 2016-2017: Best Team; Noah Haynes Charlton, Adam Lawson, and Taraneh Etemadi. Best Overall Advocate; Adam Lawson.
  • 2015-2016: Best Opening; Dayna Cooke. Best Closing; Juliano Pichini.
  • 2012-2013: Best Closing; Melissa Novis.
  • 2011-2012: Best Opening; Matthew Giannotti.
  • 2009-2010: Best Team; Tiffany Canzano, Jason Burns, and Miriam Villamil. Best Opening; Tiffany Canzano. Best Overall Advocate; Tiffany Canzano.
  • 2008-2009: Best Examination-in-Chief; Sachim Kumar.
  • 2007-2008: Best Team; Will Keele, Angelo Sciacca, and Nila Mulpura. Best Opening; Will Keele. Best Closing; Angelo Sciacca. Best Examination-in-Chief; Will Keele.
  • 2006-2007: Best Opening; Jessica Ko.
  • 2005-2006: Best Cross Examination; Maria Capulong.

The Tort Law Moot

  • Course Credits: 4
  • Competitors: 4
  • Coach: Lisa Trabucco and Maggie Liddle-Kwan
  • Date: March 1-2, 2024
  • Location: Virtual

The Tort Law Moot is Canada’s first moot focusing solely on tort and insurance law. It is designed to promote advocacy and excellence in the fields of tort and insurance law. The Moot was founded by Shima Heidari, an alumni of Windsor Law. The Tort Law Moot is an appellate level moot that gives law students a chance to take part in a simulated appeal proceeding. The Moot will provide participants with the opportunity to interact with jurists of the Provincial Courts and with experienced practitioners in the field.

The Tort Law Moot organizing Committee has advised that the Tort Law Moot competition will be offered virtually again in 2024 to allow for broad participation from students, coaches, judges, and volunteers from all backgrounds, regardless of their geographical location. “Remaining virtual,” the Committee states, “fulfills our commitment to access to justice and our commitment to providing students with practical and relevant litigation skills.”

Students in 2L & 3L who want to participate in this moot must try out in early Fall so we can finalize the team’s selection before the Moot Problem is released. The team will consist of 4 students plus, potentially, a fifth student in a supporting (mainly research) role. Mooters will receive four credits in the Winter semester for participating in the Tort Law Moot, while the researcher will receive three credits. Even though this moot competition is virtual, the Tort Law Moot team members must attend tryouts and practice rounds in person. The moot competition will be held on Friday, March 1and Saturday, March 2, 2024. All team members MUST be in Windsor for the entirety of the competition. Please note that we will gather as a team in person, at the law school, throughout the two days of the competition. From there, we will participate virtually in the competitive rounds.

Windsor Law Successes:


  • Adam Thibert
  • Amanda Jones
  • Katarina Tatomir; Top Advocate Award
  • Emma Pedota

Walsh Family Moot

  • Course Credits: 4
  • Coach: Cynthia Nantais and Jennifer Eensild
  • Competitors: 4
  • Date: March 9, 2024
  • Location: Osgoode Hall, Toronto, ON

The National Family Law Moot Competition was established to foster relations between Law Schools and practitioners; to encourage the study of family law; and to increase knowledge amongst law students.

All Law Schools are invited to take part in this moot. The Law School will select a team of between two and four members in accordance with the Family Law Moot Competition Selection Policy.

The Moot will be judged by leading Ontario family law practitioners and judges who will assist in the drafting of the moot problem and grading of factums.

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Windsor Law Successes:

2022-2023: Best Respondent Factum

  • Monica Romero
  • Sarah Cantos


  • Julianna Galifi
  • Sarah Durcikova
  • Ashley Ash
  • Danielle Talbot
  • Alexandra Tuccillo

2020-2021: 2nd Place Team

  • Kevin MacNeil
  • Samantha D’Souza Sen
  • Sophia Cripouris
  • Nikita Matthew
  • Hannah Pye Robins (researcher)

2017-2018: 2nd Place Team

  • Andie Hunter
  • Jennifer Eensild
  • Jessica Laurenza
  • Nikki Dehnashi

Coached by: Cynthia Nantais

2016-2017: 3rd Place Team

  • Jerrod Douglas Patterson
  • Amanda Webb
  • Sarah Stankiewicz
  • Carolyn Flanagan

2015-2016: 1st Place Team

  • Leslie Cambpell
  • Mackenzie Falk
  • Rebecca Hines
  • Rebecca Locksley

Walsh Negotiation Competition

  • Course Credits: 4
  • Coach: Sophia Cripouris, Nikita Mathew, Danielle Talbot, and Julianna Galifi
  • Competitors: 4
  • Date: March 9th, 2024
  • Location: Advocates' Society, Toronto, ON
  • Application Requirements: Students must have completed, or currently be enrolled in, Family Law (LAWG-5843)

In 2015, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Ontario, the Ontario Court of Justice, and the Supreme Court of Justice launched the Walsh Family Law Negotiation Competition which is run concurrently with the litigation moot. The negotiation competition is based on an American Bar Association model negotiation competition but rooted in the Ontario family law context. It helps students hone their negotiation skills and provide them with fantastic exposure to family law negotiation processes.

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Windsor Law Successes:


  • Samantha D'Souza-Sen
  • Katerini Zaikos
  • Megan Kurn
  • Jessica Borromeo


  • 1st Place Team
    • Danielle Talbot
    • Sabrina Mangiapane
  •  3rd Place Negotiator
    • Julianna Galifi

The Wilson Moot - Cancelled

  • Course Credits: 4
  • Competitors: 4
  • Coach: Tess Sheldon, Samuel Mazzuca, and Maya Koparkar
  • Date: February 23rd and 24th, 2024
  • Location: Toronto, ON

The Wilson Moot was founded in 1992 and cared for throughout the years by Melanie Aitken, the former Commissioner of Competition for Canada. It was conceived to honour the outstanding contribution to Canadian law made by the late Honourable Bertha Wilson and, in the spirit of this contribution, to promote justice for those disempowered within the legal system. The goal of The Wilson Moot is to explore legal issues concerning women and minorities and thereby promote the education of students and the legal profession in these areas of pressing concern. It is the hope that such a moot constitutes an appropriate tribute to an esteemed jurist and addresses issues not otherwise raised in the traditional mooting curriculum.

Among the topics chosen for past Wilson Moots are the Charter implications of the taxation scheme for child support payments, freedom of religion in the context of state-funded education, a challenge to the anti- terrorism provisions of the Criminal Code, and the Crown's obligation to provide programming to ameliorate the effects of a disability with respect to a specific group and a provision of the Alberta Human Rights Act that allows parents to opt their children out of sexual education classes. Last year’s problem focused on issues concerning the adoption of Aboriginal children by non-aboriginal parents and the protection of the rights of Aboriginal parents and children in private adoptions.

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Windsor Law Successes:

  • 2022-2023 - Best Written Argument
    • Isabel Cox
    • Laheen Dhanidina
    • Lucia Limanni
    • Coral McMillan
    • Meera Pahwa
  • 2021-2022
    • Olivia Hayes
    • Thaniya Jeyachandra
    • Filareti Perivolaris
    • Princess Doe
  • 2016-2017
    • Third best oralist, Shelby Morrison
  • 2012-2013 - 1st Place Team
    • Top oralist, Heather MacIvor
  • 2011-2012
    • Top oralist, Andrew McLean

Warren K. Winkler Class Action Moot

  • Course Credits: 4
  • Competitors: 4
  • Coaches: Jasminka Kalajdzic, Theodore Milosevic, and Aditi Gupta
  • Date: February 24th, 2024
  • Location: Toronto, ON

The annual Warren K. Winkler Class Action Moot gives law students practical, hands-on exposure to the class certification hearing, a form of litigation that often involves very high stakes and interesting factual and legal issues. As former Chief Justice Winkler has remarked, class actions play an increasingly large role in the Canadian legal landscape. Class actions on behalf of hundreds of thousands of consumers, institutional abuse survivors, and victims of faulty products and drugs, have improved access to justice and effected policy changes.

Unlike most other moots which take place in an appellate court setting, and thus require only arguments on points of law, the Winkler Class Actions Moot is a certification hearing argued at the motions court level. Consequently, students must argue both the law and the evidence before the court, as well as craft novel legal arguments. In the final round, mooters compete before a panel of judges from the Ontario Court of Appeal and Superior Court of Justice.

The problem is usually released in October. McCarthy Tetrault hosts a Moot Strategy Session in Toronto in November to provide participating students with an opportunity to hear from the plaintiff and defence counsel about the basics of the class certification hearing and to get tips for approaching the issues in the problem.

Preference will be given to students who have taken, or are currently taking, the Class Action Seminar.

Windsor Law Successes:

  • 2021-2022 - 1st Place Team
    • Sidney Brejak
    • Maya Koparkar
    • Dylan MacIsaac (Top Oralist Award)
    • Katie Pfaff
  • 2020-2021
    • 2nd Place Team
      • Mikal Daniel
      • Aditi Gupta
      • Stefanie Hill
      • Olivia Trojko
    •  Joan Lax Top Oralist Award
      • Aditi Gupta
  • 2018-2019 - 1st Place Team
    • Parmis Goudarzimalayeri
    • Sean Frankland
    • Tiffanny Ing
    • Ally Lawrence
  • 2016-2017 - 1st Place Team
    • Amanda Iarusso
    • Peter Joaquim Valente
    • Sean Reginio
    • Justin Kurtis Smith
    • Coach - Jasminka Kalajdzic
  • 2014-2015 - 1st Place Team


The Zuber Moot

  • Course Credits: None
  • Faculty Advisors: Ruth Kuras and Magaret Liddle-Kwan
  • Dates: October 2023 (preliminary rounds) & November 2023 (final rounds)
  • Application Requirements: This moot is open to second and third-year students only.

The 2023 Zuber Moot Committee is delighted to announce that Windsor Law’s 50th Annual Zuber Moot will be taking place for the first time in the brand-new Ron W. Ianni building. This will be an exciting opportunity to celebrate a treasured Windsor Law tradition while demonstrating your oral advocacy skills! The deadline to apply will be September 7, 2023, at 12:00 p.m.

2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the Zuber Moot, which has evolved to become a hallmark of the Windsor Law community. The Zuber Moot is Windsor Law’s “not for credit” upper year competitive moot; participation is voluntary and it is open to all second and third year law students.

Besides looking great on your resume and transcript, the Zuber Moot provides an opportunity for students to gain experience in competitive mooting. It also gives those who are considering a career in litigation a chance to practice their oral advocacy skills. The finalists will have the amazing opportunity to argue their final case in front of real judges.

The case being appealed in this year’s moot will address issues in criminal law. Those who wish to register must sign up in teams of two.

A special note to those participating in the OCI process; the Zuber Moot schedule has been designed to accommodate the OCI agenda.


Windsor Law Successes:

2022: Tish Lewis (Top Oralist), Neil La Marca (Top Oralist), Abbey James and Andrew Boyes (Best Factum)

2021: Natasha Daley (Top Oralist), Talissa Mohamed (Top Oralist), Rudra Krishnan and Ann-Mary Salama

2020: Nisheet Karthikeyan (Top Oralist), Sabih Ottawa (Top Oralist), Sidney Brejak and Agnus Chalmers (Best Factum)

2019: Meghan Chant (Top Oralist), Adrian Cormier (Top Oralist), Shelina Ruda and Sara Rosales Zelaya (Best Factum)

Lerners Moot

  • Course Credits: None 
  • Faculty Advisors: Ruth Kuras and Margaret Liddle-Kwan

The Lerners Moot is temporarily suspended for 2021-2022 and will likely resume in 2022-2023.

The Lerners Moot is a non-credit internal moot competition held annually in January and supported by the Lerners LLP law firm. The four top student mooters in the first-year law Legal Research and Writing Course (08-98-807) Moot Court Advocacy Program are invited to compete in the Lerners Moot, where a panel of three judges hears appeal arguments by the finalists in Moot Court. A Top Oralist is selected by the judges upon completion of the Moot.

Transnational Law Moot

  • Course Credits: None
  • Faculty Advisors: 
  • Date: February 2024

The Transnational Law Moot is the first joint moot competition hosted in two different international jurisdictions between Detroit Mercy Law School and Windsor Law.

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