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.
Jen Lorestani, Director of Operations
Jen Lorestani is a 3L student at Osgoode Hall Law School and is the Osgoode Cup’s Operations Director, responsible for overseeing the team and 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 has been a licensed paralegal since. After winning the 2016 Osgoode Cup, Jen has become a leader in Canada’s undergraduate and law school mooting scene, coaching several undergraduate teams and serving as a judge in knockout and finals rounds in several moots, including the Osgoode Cup. Jen has co-founded and spearheaded several moots at both the undergraduate and law school level, including the Lions Cup, GoldList Cup, Tort Law Moot and Con Law Moot.
At Osgoode, Jen continues her passion for advocacy, finishing in the top 16 and winning a distinguished oralist award at the 2020 Lerners Cup. She also received the Highest Standing in Trial Advocacy, which secured her spot in the competitive Arnup Cup trial competition. She is currently the co-chair of the Osgoode Constitutional Law Society, after having founded the now prestigious Con Law Moot, and is the President of the Osgoode Mooting Society. She will be representing Osgoode at the 2023 Gale Cup Moot.
She currently works as a Caseworker at the Innocence Canada vis-à-vis the Innocence Project at Osgoode Hall Law School, and was recently appointed to sit on the Admissions Committee for the 2022-2023 cycle. She will be articling at Crown Law Office – Criminal, one of the busiest and prestigious offices in the country, doing what she loves most – appeals.
Eoin Cooney, Assistant Director of Operations
Eoin is a 2L student at Osgoode Hall Law School. He is the Assistant Director of Operations for The Osgoode Cup, assisting with the smooth operations of the tournaments both leading up to and on the day of.
Eoin has an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and in Psychology from York University and in business from Conestoga Polytechnic. During his undergraduate degree, he worked with the Osgoode Mooting Society at York and served as its president. Competing in The Osgoode Cup was a significant contributor to his decision to pursue a legal education.
Eoin is deeply passionate about mooting and hopes to encourage undergraduates to participate in this experience as well as find it as incredible as he did.
Alessandra Giorgi, Assistant Director of Logistics
Alessandra Giorgi is a 1L student at Osgoode Hall Law School and is the Assistant Director of Logistics, responsible for assisting with scoring, team/ judge pairings, and room coordinations.
In 2022, Alessandra graduated from the University of Guelph-Humber with distinction, earning an Honours BASc in Justice Studies, and a diploma in Police Foundations. During her undergraduate studies, Alessandra competed in several moot court tournaments, winning awards for her oral advocacy. Alessandra also served as the 2021-2022 President of the Guelph-Humber Pre-Law Society where she provided mentorship, accessible resources and opportunities to aspiring legal professionals.
At Osgoode, Alessandra has competed in the Lerners Cup Moot [2022,] finishing as a quarter-finalist. Beyond moot court, Alessandra will work as a caseworker for CLASP under the Administrative law division in the Winter semester.
Husoni Raymond, Director of Finance
Husoni Raymond is a 2L 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 of 500+ 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 a finalist and distinguished oralist at the 2021 Lerners Cup and finalist in the Hicks and Morley Labour and Employment moot.
Adam Wyville, Director of Corporate Relations
Adam Wyville is a 2L student at Osgoode Hall Law School and joins the Osgoode Cup as Corporate Relations Director, responsible for communicating between our tournament and the many law firms, businesses, and institutions who graciously sponsor the Osgoode Cup every year.
Adam graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2021, where he orchestrated the school’s mooting program and led the team to recognition as WLU’s top student-run club. Adam was a semi-finalist at the 2020 Osgoode Cup, as well as the winner of the 2021 McGill Invitational.
At Osgoode Hall, Adam was most recently a top oralist at the Frozen Open Osgoode Moot, moving on to compete in the Cassels Brock Cup. He is presently serving as VP of Internal Affairs on the Osgoode Society for Civil Litigation and will be competing in the Oxford Price Media Law Moot in the Spring of 2022.
Kiana Malizia, Director of Communications
Kiana Malizia is a 1L student at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. She is the Osgoode Cup’s new Communications Director, responsible for running this website, our social media pages and taking photos and videos during the Osgoode Cup. Kiana will also handle all of the scoring for Day 1 of the competition.
Kiana graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Psychology. She was an avid undergraduate mooter, finishing as a quarterfinalist at the 2021 and 2022 Osgoode Cups, a semi-finalist at the 2021 McGill invitational tournament, and a finalist at the Guelph-Humber Cup. Kiana was a Co-Captain for the Moot Law Society at York’s Varsity Moot team and was a member of the 2021 and 2022 Steering Committee at Lions Cup Moot.
Kiana hopes to continue mooting during her time at the University of Windsor.