IP Moot Participation

Spaces to participate in an IP moot through my advocacy course are limited to twelve, and the level of competition to participate is extremely high. To apply to participate, follow these instructions.

This year’s Mooting information session takes place Tuesday September 12, 2017 at 11:30, room FTX 359. This is an opportunity to learn more about our moot program, as well as the subject matter of the moots that are offered. Information on how to tryout for most moots will also be covered at this session.

Tryout packages must be left at FTX 237 by 4:30pm September 13, or brought with you to your audition if your audition is sooner. We do not accept electronic submissions.

Packages must include in the following order:

  1. Cover letter indicating the moots for which you will tryout, in order of preference.
  2. CV (resume)
  3. Most recent law school transcript (student copy acceptable)
  4. Writing sample (in language of moot – 2 page max.)
  5. Current class schedule (course name and code), indicating all class times (start and finish)

We intend to hold tryouts from September 13-16. We make no exceptions and no make-up times. We will post sign up sheets on September 12. You may not reserve spots in advance. Sign up sheets for English moots can be found on Prof. Daimsis’s office door (Brooks 431).

There are 5 spaces for the Fox moot team (2 appellants, 2 respondents, 1 researcher). Strong preference will be given to select at least 3 second-year students, since the prize for winning the Fox moot is guaranteed entry with paid travel (sponsored generously by DLA Piper (Canada) LLP) the following year.

Normally, the Oxford moot team is comprised of the previous year’s Fox moot team. This year, exceptionally as I was on sabbatical last year, there is an open competition for the Oxford moot team. The Oxford team will have 3 students, ideally with significant mooting experience already.

New in 2017-18, there are 4 spaces for students to compete in the Copyright Policy-making Moot. That’s your chance to experience law reform in action. Rather than preparing a factum, we’ll teach you the art of a different sort of persuasive writing: the “Memorandum to Cabinet”. And instead of arguing before judges, you’ll be trained to persuade Cabinet Ministers and other senior policymakers that your ideas should become law.