IP Advocacy

Fox moot finals in the Federal Court building

Fox moot finals in the Federal Court building

Through this course on IP Advocacy a small number of elite students obtain the practical skills and experience they need to be outstanding intellectual property lawyers. Students are rigorously trained in written and oral advocacy, and acquire first-hand experience in the art of winning arguments. Audition details are here.

IP Moot Participation

Spaces to participate in an IP moot through my advocacy course are limited to 12, and the level of competition is extremely high. To apply to participate, follow these instructions.

Experience Success

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.

Learning Advocacy

The Practicum is centred around two competitive moots, the Fox IP Moot and the Oxford International IP Moot, enhanced with training on specialized oral and written advocacy skills.

Advocacy Readings and Resources

Effective advocacy requires raw talent. But it also takes skills that can be learned, practiced and improved. I’ve culled this reading list from what I believe are among the best resources on written and oral advocacy available.

The Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot

The Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot involves a combination of international and comparative domestic and foreign law. Competing and succeeding against the world’s most prestigious schools, in the historic environment of Oxford, can’t be beat.

The Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot

The Fox Intellectual Property Moot focuses on practical problems of Canadian domestic intellectual property. It is perhaps the single best opportunity you’ll have during law school to network with and impress the who’s who of Canada’s IP bar and judiciary.

Copyright Policymaking Moot

Offered biennial (next in 2019-2020) is a unique opportunity to experience the role of intellectual property policymaker. The “Policy-in-the-Making” moot provides select students with insider training on the process of turning policy ideas into real-world law reform. Read on right here.