Maxxam is proud to be the Patron Sponsor of the 2013 Environmental Law Moot Court Competition,
Canada’s first nationwide moot court competition devoted to environmental law.
Its goal is to promote awareness of the growing role of environmental issues in contemporary legal practice and public life, while enhancing law students’ written and oral advocacy skills.
The competition takes the form of an appeal before a Canadian court of last resort, bringing together law students, judges, leading lawyers and legal academics to explore cutting-edge environmental law issues. The competition case will be Smith v. Inco Ltd., 2011 ONCA 628.
The moot is open to all Canadian law schools. Teams consist of two or three students enrolled in a JD/bachelor of laws or equivalent degree program. Each team files a factum for one party. At the oral hearing, teams argue one side of the appeal in their first match and the other side in their second. The playoff and final matches are judged by senior appellate judges. For more information, visit: http://www.willmsshier.com/moot/index.aspx