AMP - Frequently Asked Questions

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AMP has the administrative and pedagogical oversight of upper-year moot and advocacy competitions. It aims to support both students' and coaches' experience with mooting, mock trials, and negotiation competitions. AMP will provide guidance and workshops throughout the school year. Ultimately, AMP will strive to ensure that students consistently have a positive learning experience and meet particular learning objectives.

All reimbursements and bookings occur through the General Office. Please email

Moot and advocacy competitions require significant time commitment and responsibilities both as a group and individually. For traditional moots, the teams meet around once or twice a week during the writing phase and almost daily during the oral advocacy practice phase. However, the specific hours and number of practice sessions differ for each competition.

Practicing is a crucial component of any successful competition. The organization of practice sessions differs from team to team. Coaches can facilitate recurring practice sessions; team members can organize their practice sessions, or a combination of both coaches and team members can arrange practice sessions.

Only upper-year students are eligible to participate in the competitive moots and advocacy competitions. First-year students have a mandatory moot in their Legal Research and Writing class.

Although students can share their preferences in the application form, the ultimate decision and discretion in selecting teams rest with the coaches.

You must at least be in your second year of law school, have a genuine interest in the substantive legal area of the competition, be in good academic standing, be available for practice sessions and mandatory AMP workshops, and be able to work well in a group setting.

The AMP webpage provides a variety of resources for mooters. There is a collection of winning factums, former competition videos, oral advocacy videos of the Supreme Court of Canada hearings, and resources on advocacy. We also provide a list of former mooters you can contact to receive information on their experience with a particular moot.

Yes. Each coach must provide you with a marking scheme or syllabus.

Students may only participate in one competitive moot per academic year.

Once a student informs a coach of their acceptance, they cannot back out unless in extraordinary circumstances. Coaches need to plan and organize the season, and it is almost impossible to do so without having a full team. Hence, students must make a thoughtful decision in accepting a place on a competitive team.

Students are required to submit a completed application form via the Law Moots website. Although there is one application form for all for-credit moots, students must submit a tailored cover letter for each of the moots they wish to be considered for, along with a resume, unofficial transcript, and record of current courses. Students must rank the moots from their first choice to their least preferred moot. Students do not need to rank all the moots, but they must choose at least one moot as their first choice. You cannot designate more than one competition as your first choice. If a student ranks two moots as their first choice, then that choice will be void. Each application is sent to the coaches for their review and consideration. Coaches may hold interviews for applicants before selecting a team. All offers are announced by email or telephone on the same day, and students may accept or reject them. Please see “How to Apply” for further information. 

Permission must be granted to participate in two experiential courses in the same semester. Students must apply using the Anti-Requisite Practice Exception Form found here:


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