The Common Law Section has always enjoyed a reputation for graduating some of the greatest advocates in Ontario. Our earliest graduates tell us uOttawa excelled in advocacy competitions from the very beginning. Today many of our graduates are leaders in the advocacy bar.
Although much has changed in our law school over the past 50 years, our commitment to advocacy education has not. What may have changed is our conception of advocacy which today includes not only trial and appellate courtroom advocacy, but advocacy before tribunals, international advocacy, negotiation, settlement, mediation.
Every first year student has an opportunity to participate in one of our internal moot court competitions, either the Nelligan O’Brien Payne Moot Court Competition or the Heenan Blaikie Moot Court Competition. Each first year student takes a three week intensive course in Dispute Resolution. Upper year students may select from a wide range of optional courses. We sponsor many competitive advocacy teams who have achieved success on the national and international scene.
Common Law Students Win Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot
Common Law students were victorious at the 2014 Harold G. Fox Canadian Intellectual Property Moot, which took place in Toronto on February 21 and 22, 2014. In addition to winning the overall championship, Common Law won four of five possible prizes. (details)
Common Law Students Take Silver at the Arnup Cup Trial Moot
On February 8, 2014, Common Law students Sarah Sullivan and Reem Zaia placed second at the Arnup Cup Criminal Law Moot Competition in Toronto, tying the squad from the University of Toronto for second place and qualifying for one of only eight positions at the national competition in Ottawa. (details)
Common Law Team Impresses at Julius Alexander Isaac Diversity Moot 2013-2014
From January 31 to February 1, 2014, a team of Common Law students participated in the national Julius Alexander Isaac Diversity Moot 2013-2014 in Halifax, placing second in both the appellant and respondent categories. (details)
Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot 2014 – Student Selection
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the start of the student selection process for the 2014 Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot (FDI Moot), to be held at Pepperdine University School of Law, on October 24-26, 2014. This will be our third participation in this competition. (details)