At Queen’s Law, training in advocacy is an integral part of our students’ legal education. First-year students often complete an oral advocacy exercise in their small sections and may participate in the Hicks Morley Moot in labour law. All upper-year students complete a course that enables them to develop essential legal research and written and oral advocacy skills.
Upper-year students also have the opportunity to try out for positions on competitive moot teams and the chance to represent Queen’s in national and international competitions with other law schools. Queen’s mooters travel across the country and around the world, gaining valuable courtroom experience and meeting leading Canadian and international lawyers and judges.
Our Moot Court Program is one of the largest at any Canadian law school. Each year, teams from Queen’s Law compete in up to 20 mooting competitions in a wide range of legal areas, including constitutional law, Aboriginal law, criminal law, international law, tax, securities law, environmental law, trade law, commercial arbitration, IP, labour arbitration, trial advocacy and client counselling.
Each year the number of mooters increases. At least one-third of all our graduates participate in a competitive moot during their time at Queen’s, with more than 75 students participating each year. This participation rate is among the highest of any law school in Canada. Our students’ record of success is remarkable, as evidenced by the number of trophies in our display cases.
The Queen’s Law Moot Advisory Council advises and assists the Faculty Board Moot Court Committee in strategic planning and promotion of the Moot Court Program through encouraging participation in the Program from alumni who have relevant interests, skills, knowledge, resources and contacts.
Queen's Faculty of Law Moot Court Program Sponsor