Founded in 2005, the Osgoode Cup is run by a team of Osgoode Hall Law School students and alumni who are leaders among Canada’s undergraduate mooting community, along with support from Osgoode Hall Law School’s Mooting Society.
Andrew Monkhouse, Convenor
Andrew Monkhouse is an Osgoode Hall Law School alumni and the founder, owner and principal of Monkhouse Law Employment Lawyers, a boutique human resources and employment law firm in downtown Toronto.
Since 2010, Andrew has been both the main convenor of the Osgoode Cup and has consistently volunteered his time and expertise as a member of the judges panels in quarterfinals, semifinals and finals of years’ past.
While in law school, Andrew represented Osgoode Hall at the VIS international moot in Vienna, Austria. During his undergraduate studies in law at Carleton University, Andrew was a competitor in one of the first Osgoode Cups.
Steven Marchand, Communications Director
Steven Marchand is a 2L student at Osgoode Hall Law School and is the Osgoode Cup’s new Communications Director, responsible for running this website, all our social media pages and taking photos and videos of all the amazing students and competition happening at the Osgoode Cup every year.
Steven completed a Bachelor of Journalism with a minor in law from Carleton University in 2020 where he was the captain of the school’s undergraduate moot team. While at Carleton, Steven was an avid mooter, being a semifinalist and distinguished oralist at the 2019 Capital Cup and the winner of the 2020 Osgoode Cup. Since then, Steven has volunteered his expertise coaching both high school and undergraduate mooting teams across Canada.
Now at Osgoode Hall, Steven continues to pursue his passion for advocacy. After finishing in the top 16 and being a distinguished oralist at the 2020 Lerners Cup, Steven will be representing Osgoode nationwide at the 2022 Adam F. Fanaki Competition Law Moot. Outside of law school, Steven spent last summer working at a small firm specializing in family law litigation and will be joining McCarthy Tétrault LLP in Toronto as a law student in 2022.
Jen Lorestani, Operations Director
Jen Lorestani is a 2L student at Osgoode Hall Law School and is the Osgoode Cup’s Operations Director, responsible for overseeing important aspects on the day of the tournament including the tournament case, participant’s/judge’s memos and the judge’s scorecards.
Jen completed her undergraduate paralegal studies in 2016 at Seneca College and worked as a licensed paralegal for several years. Since winning the 2016 Osgoode Cup, Jen has become a leader in Canada’s undergraduate mooting scene, coaching two school teams and serving as a judge in knockout and finals rounds in several Osgoode Cups. She is also a co-founder of the Lion’s Cup, an undergraduate moot competition held at York University every summer, as well as a co-founder of the Goldlist Cup.
Now at Osgoode, Jen is continuing her passion for advocacy, finishing in the top 16 and winning a distinguished oralist award at the 2020 Lerners Cup. She has also been a caseworker and interpreter at Osgoode’s Community Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP) and is the co-president of the Osgoode Middle Eastern Law Students Association.
Husoni Raymond, Finance Director
Husoni Raymond is a 1L student at Osgoode Hall Law School and is the Osgoode Cup’s Finance Director, responsible for maintaining the tournament’s budget for sponsorships, banquet venues, refreshments, trophies and other accommodations.
Husoni completed a double major in communications and public policy/criminology at St. Thomas University in 2020 and has extensive experience in undergraduate mooting competitions across the world. With the American Moot Court Association (AMCA), Husoni won several regional and advocate awards and consistently qualified for the national championship, ranking among the top 80 moot teams in the United States. He has also competed in the Nelson Mandela Word Human Rights Moot in Geneva, Switzerland.
Here in Canada, Husoni was the top oralist and a finalist at the 2020 Osgoode Cup, as well as being the winner of the 2020 Lion’s Cup. Now at Osgoode Hall, Husoni was most recently a finalist and distinguished oralist at the 2021 Lerners Cup.
Alexandra Robbins, Corporate Relations Director
Alex Robbins is a 1L student at Osgoode Hall Law School and is one of the Osgoode Cup’s Corporate Relations Directors, responsible for communicating between our tournament and the many law firms, businesses and institutions who graciously sponsor the Osgoode Cup ever year.
Alex graduated from the University of Toronto in 2021 where she was also the captain of the school’s undergraduate moot team and competed at several tournaments including the Osgoode Cup.
Now at Osgoode Hall, Alex was the winner of the 2021 Lerners Cup and looks forward to continuing her mooting success in upper year tournaments. She is also a 1L representative for the Osgoode Constitutional Law Society. Outside law school, Alex spent two years working at a small family law firm specializing in assisting victims of domestic violence.
Spencer Baron, Corporate Relations Director
Spencer Baron is a 2L student at Osgoode Hall Law School and is one of the Osgoode Cup’s Corporate Relations Directors, responsible for communicating between our tournament and the many law firms, businesses and institutions who graciously sponsor the Osgoode Cup every year.
Spencer completed his undergraduate studies in business law at Carleton University in 2018 after which he worked as a program development officer with Health Canada in Ottawa for several years. While at Carleton, Spencer was an avid mooter and collected several accolades including a quarterfinal finish and winning the top advocate award at the 2018 Osgoode Cup.
Now at Osgoode Hall, Spencer continues his passion for mooting and advocacy, reaching the semifinals at the 2020 Lerners Cup. He’s also a Senior Editor for the esteemed Osgoode Hall Law Journal and is the Director of Finance for the Osgoode Indigenous Students Association. Outside law school, Spencer will be returning as a summer law student at McCarthy Tétrault LLP in Toronto in 2022.