The University of Ottawa Faculty of Law has earned a reputation for mooting greatness, helping to place its students in great IP jobs. Your success will be among the most memorable experiences in law school.
Our teams have consistently delivered fantastic results. uOttawa has won the Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot three of the past four years (2017, 2015, 2014), claiming numerous speaking and writing prizes along the way. Our Oxford International IP Moot has never missed the quarter-finals or better in the oral competition, and has won the moot twice in the six year we have entered a team. Almost every year we have been recognized with top speaker and/or factum prizes, such as reported here. Our track record of success is long, as former Fox Mooters have also won awards for best factum and best oral advocate in the competition.
Our network of IP advocacy alumni from both the Fox and the Oxford moots have gone on to take their pick of upper-year opportunities while finishing law school, complete appellate-court clerkships or internships at international IP organizations including WIPO and the WTO, been admitted into some of the world’s most prestigious graduate studies programs, and now practice law at top firms and litigation boutiques on Bay Street and elsewhere in the country.
The Oxford moot provides students with an opportunity to interact with some of the United Kingdom’s leading barristers, as well as world-renowned academics. Participating in Oxford is also a unique cultural experience. The Fox Moot offers students the single-best chance any student could want to not only network socially and professionally with, but also to audition in front of, dozens of senior members of Canada’s IP bar and judiciary. Perks of this mooting program have included opportunities to be mentored directly by Canadian appellate judges, an even a personal invitation to tour the UK Supreme Court.