Osgoode Cup 2019 Results (Winners: Brianna Workman & Kelly Brennan – St. Thomas University)

Osgoode Cup 2019 Results

The 2019 Osgoode Cup was the fifteenth annual iteration of the event.

The event was notable for it’s many great speakers, including Nathaniel (Nate) Erskine-Smith, MPP for Beaches-East York and winner of the 2006 Osgoode Cup returning for the opening ceremonies. As well introductory speaker Kim Gale and keynote speaker for the banquet Omar Ha-Redeye were able to share their knowledge at the banquet.

The Chief Justice of the event was Barry Fisher, noted mediator and arbitrator as well as long-time supporter of the Osgoode Cup.

The 109 teams (218 participants) competed in four preliminary moots on Saturday March 2nd.

After the preliminary round the top 16 teams were selected to moot on the Sunday, March 4th in a single elimination format. The teams in the final completed eight moots over the course of the weekend.

Photos from the event:

View photos on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2343722095680449&type=1&l=653307f9bb

Our Osgoode Cup 2019 Champions are:
St. Thomas University – Brianna Workman & Kelly Brennan 

2019 Finalists:
York – Samar Narula & Vincent Mastromatteo

2019 Semi Finalists:
Guelph-Humber Emilly Tessier & Emma Danaher
Humber Tudor Gagea & Daniel Pallag

2019 Quarter Finalists:
Carleton Steven Marchand & Nicolas Gil
U of T Caroline Chen & Steven Han
U of T Florian Nagy & Andrea Ho
York Zara Morani & Paven Grewal

2019 Round of Sixteen Mooters:
U of T Emma Ibrakovic & Stefan Rus
York Erin Corrado & Ramla Hussein
Carleton Dominique Mesina & Matthew Cameron
Humber Breanne Peacock & Jessa McAulifee
Senaca Adam Janzen & Joe Gans
U of T Anna Nabutovsky & Solomiya Zakharchukk
U of T Bill Xu & Benjamin MacLean-Max
Carleton Arielle Masur & Jordyn Selznick

2019’s Top Advocate: Tudor Gagea

2019’s Distinguished Advocates (in no particular order):
Brianna Workman – St. Thomas University

Zara Morani – York University
Ramla Hussein – York University
Daniel Pallag – Humber College
Sarah Tyler – McGill University
Ema Ibrakovic – U of T
Benjamin MacLean – Max
Vincent Mastromateo – York University
Steven Han – U of T

The Round Pairings and Judges (note, some changes in teams/judges occur after these preliminary lists go live):

Round 1 Pairings

Round 2 Pairings

Round 3 Pairings

Round 4 Pairings

Sunday Bracket: Osgoode Cup Final Sunday Bracket 2019

We would like to thank our dedicated team of volunteers, as well as the over 150 volunteer Lawyers, Law students, Professors, and Judges who came out to judge at the cup this year.

All the best and we hope to see you next year.

Sincerely,

Andrew Monkhouse
Toronto Employment Lawyer
www.monkhouselaw.com
Osgoode Cup Co-Organizer – 2019
Barrister and Solicitor

Rachel Flommerfelt
Monkhouse Law
Osgoode Cup Co-Organizer – 2019

Proudly Sponsored by:

Gold Sponsorship
Monkhouse Law


Silver Sponsorship
Humber College

Osgoode Cup 2018 Results (Winners: Sarah Tyler & Harshita Iyer – McGill)

Osgoode Cup 2018 Results

The 2018 Osgoode Cup was the fourteenth annual iteration of the event. The Chief Justice of the event was Justice Sherr, a noted jurist in the area of child protection who honoured the competition with both his keynote address at the banquet and judging the final round.

The 109 teams (218 participants) competed in four preliminary moots on Saturday March 3th. With 109 final teams competing the 2018 Osgoode cup was the largest cup yet, and the largest simultaneous mooting competition held in Canada ever.

After the preliminary round the top 16 teams were selected to moot on the Sunday, March 4th in a single elimination format. The teams in the final completed eight moots over the course of the weekend.

Our Osgoode Cup 2018 Champions are:
McGill University – 
Sarah Tyler & Harshita Iyer 

2018 Finalists:
York – Natasha Dhushiyanthan & Raffaella Garofalo

2018 Semi Finalists:
Guelph – Mackenzie Faulkner & Chloe McElhone
U of T – Teodora Pasca & Ema Ibrakovic

2018 Quarter Finalists:
Carleton – Spencer Baron & Ryan Towsley
Guelph/Humber – Anna Burt & Shante Brown
Humber – Tudor Gagea & Daniel Pallag
McGill – David Barmes & Jishan Ravinthiran

2018 Round of Sixteen Mooters:
U of T – Crystal Ng & Tom Lee
Concordia – Mallory Vigier & Guillaume Spendov
Queens – Helen Kosc & Nicole Pede
Humber – Elizabeth Hamilton & Elena Ferjani
Humber – Jessa McAuliffe & Breanne Peacock
U of T – Benjamin MacLean-Max & Bill Xu
Carleton – Stephen Marchand & Nicolas Gil
U of T – Venus Wang & Mira Pijselman

2018’s Top Advocate: Spencer Baron – Carleton University

2018’s Distinguished Advocates (in no particular order):
Mallory Vigier
Helen Kosc
Tudor Gagea
Elizabeth Hamilton
Solomiya Zakharchuk
Simon Laughlin
Dalton Beseau
Teodora Pasca
Benjamin MacLean-Max

The Round Pairings and Judges (note, some changes in teams/judges occur after these preliminary lists go live):

ROUND FOUR PAIRINGS – TEAMS

ROUND FOUR PAIRINGS – JUDGES

ROUND THREE PAIRINGS – TEAMS

ROUND THREE PAIRINGS – JUDGES

ROUND TWO PAIRINGS – TEAMS

ROUND TWO PAIRINGS – JUDGES

ROUND ONE PAIRINGS – TEAMS

ROUND ONE PAIRINGS – JUDGES

Sunday Bracket List

We would like to thank our dedicated team of volunteers, as well as the over 150 volunteer Lawyers, Law students, Professors, and Judges who came out to judge at the cup this year.

All the best and we hope to see you next year.

Sincerely,

Andrew Monkhouse
Toronto Employment Lawyer
www.monkhouselaw.com
Osgoode Cup Co-Organizer – 2018
Barrister and Solicitor

Andrea Hossack
Monkhouse Law
Osgoode Cup Co-Organizer – 2018

Proudly Sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsorship
Humber College


Gold Sponsorship
Monkhouse Law


Friends of the Cup
Emond Exam Prep

2016 Cup (Winners: Kathryn Brklacich & Jenous Lorestani, Seneca)

Osgoode Cup 2016 Results

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The 2016 moot is spectacular for the strong showing of paralegal colleges with Seneca College finishing first following up on their finalist showing in 2015. Humber College also took home the coveted ‘top oralist’ award.

The 2016 Osgoode Cup was the twelfth annual iteration of the event. Students have seven to ten minutes each to present their legal arguments to one or more judges in an ‘appeal-style’ format. Participants are required to argue for both sides.

The 2016 event was the largest thus far with 106 teams (212 participants) competing and over 100 law-trained judges including lawyers, law students, and sitting members of the Bench.

The 106 teams competed in four preliminary moots on Saturday March 12th. After the preliminary round the top 16 teams were selected to moot on the Sunday, March 13th in a single elimination format. The teams in the final completed eight moots over the course of the weekend.

 

Our Osgoode Cup 2016 Champions are:

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Kathryn Brklacich and Jenous Lorestani – Seneca College

2016 Finalists:
Juliette Mueller and Rachel Abrahams – McGill

2016 Semi Finalists:
Samantha Juman & Lynn Tay – Ivey (Unviersity of Western Ontario)
Ayushi Thakur & Madeleine Freedman – U of T

2016 Quarter Finalists:
Sara Liden & Tara Lisowski – Humber
David Ionis & Jordan Brezer – Carleton
Josh Morency & Nick Twarog – Carleton
Mira Pijselman & Emmy Fu – U of T

2016 Round of Sixteen Mooters:
Harshita Iyer & Mitchell Clarke – McGill
Michael Liu & Andrew Lawrence Helsdon – Ivey
Kassandra Poirrier & Graeme Mclaghlin – Carleton
Tudor Gagea & Daniel Pallag – Humber
Megan Shanklin & Sarah McCreary – McGill
Avery Dawes & Ryan Daly – Carleton
Michael Hougen & David Barmes – Carleton
Alexandra Portnoy & Anoop Kalsi – Seneca

2016’s Top Advocate:
Tudor Gagea – Humber College

2016’s Distinguished Advocates (in no particular order):
Spencer Arbuthnot
Jordan Brezer
Rachel Abrahams
Jeremy Brodeur-Urbas
Kathryn Brcklacich
Juliette Mueller
Jenous Lorestani
Graeme Mclaghlin
David Ionis

The Round Pairings and Judges:

Round 1 Pairings (TEAMS)

Round 1 Pairings Judges

Round 2 Pairings Teams

Round 2 Pairings Judges

Round 3 Pairings Teams

Round 3 Pairings Judges

Round 4 Pairings Teams

Round 4 Pairings Judges

The final round can be viewed below:

Photos of the event can be found on our Facebook page at 

We would like to thank our dedicated team of volunteers, as well as the over 100 volunteer Lawyers, Law students, Professors, and Judges who came out to judge at the cup this year.

All the best and we hope to see you next year.

Sincerely,

Andrew Monkhouse
Toronto Employment Lawyer
www.monkhouselaw.com
Osgoode Cup Convenor – 2016
Barrister and Solicitor

Clifton Yiu
Monkhouse Law
Osgoode Cup Co-Organizer – 2016

2015 Cup (Winners: Juliette Mueller & Scott Harman, McGill)

The Osgoode Cup is Canada’s National Undergraduate Mooting Competition and is dedicated to providing access to Justice and Advocacy.  Mooting is an important component of a well-rounded legal education.  ‘Mooting’ is a synthesis of public speaking and debate, where teams present an argument before a panel of judges and respond to questions from the Bench. The Osgoode Cup is intended to introduce undergraduate students to mooting, which is common in law school. Held for the first time in 2005, this year was the eleventh Osgoode Cup and took place at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The Osgoode Cup gives University and College students hands-on experience in arguing an appeal in a case specially designed to challenge and develop their oral and written advocacy skills in preparation for Law School. Nothing compares to first-hand experience, and interacting with other like-minded students. Participants competed in pairs of two presenting before a panel of judges with regard to an appeal. As a case before appeal The Osgoode Cup is a ‘lawyer’s court’ without witnesses or juries where the facts are generally not in dispute but rather the focus is on legal issues.

This year we brought together almost 200 undergraduate students from across the country who are interested in law and oral advocacy and paired them with over 100 law students, professors, and legal practitioners. On top of having a good time with those on their own teams Mooters had the opportunity to meet and compete with other students from across Canada.

While The Osgoode Cup is often the first chance participants have to partake in an appellate advocacy competition, it is certainly not the last. We offer students insights into what lies ahead at law school, and the legal profession more generally. Many past participants are now Osgoode students or students at other law schools across the country and return to Judge at the Cup. For those applying to law school merely attending such an event shows an interest and commitment to law school as well as demonstrated interest in lawyering skills. Mooting experience is an asset when applying to law school. Law schools are always looking for applicants with mooting experience whom can be added to their first or upper year moot teams.

This year, 92 teams of two from 17 Colleges and Universities argued the appeal of R. v. Fearon and had to be prepared to make submissions for both the appellant and respondent in 4 rounds. R. v. Fearon is a compelling Supreme Court decision about whether the search of an individual’s cellphone incident to a lawful arrest is compliant with section 8 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Mooters were encouraged to explore and develop oral arguments on the intent of the common law power to search incident to arrest, policy concerns surrounding permitting or categorically prohibiting the search of cellphones and similar devices found on an arrested suspect, and whether a modification to the existing common law power could strike the right balance between the privacy interests of citizens and the law enforcement objectives of the state.

The Top 8 teams from Day 1 moved on to Day 2 and competed in the final elimination rounds.

Our Osgoode Cup 2015 Champions were: Juliette Mueller & Scott Harman from McGill University.

2015 Finalists:
Clifton Yiu & Christopher Gould – Seneca

You can watch the final online here: https://youtu.be/SjTV_VlYyBg

2015 Semi-finalists:
Aaron King & Emily McMurtry – Carleton
Cole O’Reilly & Michael Lee – Carleton

2015 Quarter-finalists:
Matthew Miklaucic & Lorne Kostove – Carleton
Roy Sengupta & David Willman – Carleton
Christina Liao & Felix Wu – Ivey
Avery Dawes & Keegan Adsett-Brown – Carleton

2015’s Top Advocate:
Clifton Yiu (Seneca)

2015’s Distinguished Advocates (in no particular order):
Paige Diebel (Humber)
Scott Harman (McGill)
Emily McMurtry (Carleton)
Christina Liao (Ivey)
Aaron King (Carleton)
Felix Wu (Ivey)
Christopher Gould (Seneca)
Keegan Adsett-Brown (Carleton)
Chelsey Mori (Ivey)

We would like to thank our dedicated team of volunteers, as well as the over 100 volunteer Lawyers, Law students, Professors, and Judges who came out to judge at the cup this year.

All the best and we hope to see you next year.

Sincerely,

Andrew Monkhouse
Toronto Employment Lawyer
www.monkhouselaw.com
Osgoode Cup Convenor – 2015
Barrister and Solicitor

2014 Cup (Winner: Natalie Kolos and Christopher Gibson, Carleton)

The Osgoode Cup is Canada’s only National Undergraduate Mooting Competition and is dedicated to providing access to Justice and Advocacy.  Mooting is an important component of a well-rounded legal education. The Osgoode Cup gives Undergraduate and College students hands-on experience in arguing an appeal in a case specially designed to challenge and develop their oral and written advocacy skills in preparation for Law School.

This year, 63 teams of two from 5 Provinces and 18 Colleges and Universities argued the appeal of R v Gomboc and had to be prepared to make submissions for both the appellant and respondent in 4 rounds.

We would like to thank our dedicated team of volunteers, as well as the over 50 volunteer Lawyers, Law students, Professors, and Judges who came out to judge at the cup this year.

Congratulations to our Champions: Natalie Kolos and Christopher Gibson From Carleton University

Our Finalists were: Allie Allison and Deborah Mazer from the University of Toronto

Our Semi Finalists were:
Katrina Crocker and Jordan Brezer from Carleton University
Andrew McGregor and Nicholas Valsamis from Carleton University

And our Quarter Finalists were:
Paige Diebel and Fallon Burns from Humber College
Emily McMurtry and Aaron King from Carleton University
Daniel Rees and Alex Marshall from Memorial University
Colin A. Stephens and Lee Garrett from Carleton University

Our Top Oralist was:
Katrina Crocker

Our Distinguished Oralists were:
(in no particular order)
Allie Allison
Christopher Gibson
Nicholas Valsamis
Paige Diebel
Jordan Brezer
Cora Xiao
Andrew McGregor
Natalie Kolos
Emily McMurtry

What the Mooters liked most about the Osgoode Cup:
The competitive atmosphere. Best of the best.

It was fun, I had great times with all my friends, and as always, it was a good challenge that helped me in my oral advocacy skills.

The chance to get feedback from established judges and be able to work on advocacy skills.

Mooting with people from all over Canada!

The high level of competition, the professionalism of all involved.

Justice O’Connor’s speech after the final panel was the highlight of this year’s Osgoode Cup.

I was very impressed with the quality of judging, through questions and feedback, at least in terms of the ones(judges) I went before.

The competition was fantastic to say the least, I really appreciate the opportunity to have competed with so many tough schools/teams – I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. Furthermore, it confirmed what I already knew- law school is most definitely my next move. In saying that, I will definitely be keeping my sights on both the competition and Osgoode itself in the next few years. – Alexandra Doran

The case was very interesting to go through, and it was fun to be able to compete against 4 teams in the first day.

It was a great learning experience and judges provided great feedback.

Seeing the school, meeting other law students/professionals.

 

Thanks again 2014’s  Sponsors:
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Silver:

Bronze:

Thank you, and see you next year,

The Osgoode Cup Team.