Founded in 2005, the Osgoode Cup is run by a team of 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.
Kiana Malizia, Co-Organizer
Kiana Malizia is a 2L student at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. She is returning as the Osgoode Cup’s Co-Organizer, responsible for supervising the logistical and operational undertakings 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, 2022, and 2023 Steering Committees at Lions Cup Moot. Kiana will represent the University of Windsor at the Donald G.H. Bowman National Tax Moot in March, 2024.
She currently volunteers as a Caseworker at the Community Legal Aid Clinic in Windsor and was recently appointed to Co-Chair Windsor’s Mooting Committee for the 2023-2024 school year. Kiana also sits on the editorial board of the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues and is an Editor-in-Chief at the Canadian Law Review, a national undergraduate legal journal.
Kiana looks forward to encouraging undergraduate students’ participation in mooting during her time with the Osgoode Cup.
Eoin Cooney, Co-Organizer
Eoin is a 3L student at Osgoode Hall Law School. He is serving as a Co-Organizer with the more amazing half of the duo, Kiana Malizia.
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 a term as president. In 2022 and 2023 Eoin was chosen to serve on the final bench of the Supreme Court of Osgoode Hall (Cup). Competing in The Osgoode Cup was a significant contributor to his decision to pursue a legal education and he is excited to be on the other side of the competition.
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.
Shivaansh Khanna, Director of Logistics
Shivaansh Khanna is a 1L student at Osgoode Hall Law School. He is acting as the Logistics Director for the Osgoode Cup.
Shivaansh graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He mooted extensively in his undergraduate career, even undertaking administrative, presidential, and coaching positions for his home team.
He is currently volunteering as an interpreter for the Community & Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP), has been elected as a 1L Rep by his peers for the Legal and Literary Society, and a Caseworker for Fair Change Community Services.
Shivaansh is looking forward to inspiring undergraduate students with the same legal passion that competing in the Osgoode Cup has inspired in him.
Eric Charters, Director of Operations
Eric Charters is a 2L 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 .
Eric is a mature student who, prior to being admitted to Osgoode, had successful careers in Banking and Performing Arts.
In the course of achieving a top 16 finish at the Lerners Cup in 1L (his first moot), Eric became passionate about mooting and has served as a judge at the Osgoode Cup, The Lion’s Cup, the GH Cup, and the inaugural Ha-Redeye Cup where he had the honour of sitting on the final panel. He is currently co-Vice-President of the Osgoode Mooting Society and will represent Osgoode at the 2024 Tort Law Moot.
Eric would like to remind anyone reading that “serious” and “fun” are not mutually exclusive categories, and taking something seriously while having fun is just about the best way to spend your time.
Ibrahim Asadullah, Director of Corporate Relations
Ibrahim Asadullah is a 2L student at Osgoode Hall Law School. He is currently acting as Director of Corporate Relations where he is responsible for strategic partnerships, planning and external funding for the 2024 Osgoode Cup.
Ibrahim completed his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Victoria College at the University of Toronto. An avid oral advocate, Ibrahim has been involved in parliamentary debate, Model United Nations and Model Parliament since high school. In his 1L year, Ibrahim competed in a variety of moots and negotiation competitions.
Ibrahim looks forward to sharing his passion for legal debate and public speaking with the forthcoming competitors this year at the 20th Annual Osgoode Cup.
Mahalia Gilmore, Director of Communications
Mahalia Gilmore is a 1L student at Osgoode Hall Law School, and will be serving as the Director of Communications for the Osgoode Cup. At Osgoode she volunteers as a case worker for Fair Change Community Services, and as a workshop facilitator for Law in Action Within Schools.
Mahalia completed her Honours Bachelors of Arts in Justice, Political Philosophy and Law at McMaster University. During her undergraduate degree she was a member of the McMaster Moot Team who she competed with in the 2021 Osgoode Cup. She continued mooting through undergrad and won the 2021 Capital Cup Moot, and the 2022 Osgoode Cup.
Through competing and later judging Mahalia has become very passionate about mooting. This year she looks forward to helping make the 2024 Osgoode Cup a great experience.