The 2017 Osgoode Cup Results (Winners: David Barmes & Kareem Almusharaf, McGill University)

McGill University wins second Osgoode Cup, Supreme Court Justice Marshall Rothstein offers experience in keynote address and on final bench

The 2017 Osgoode Cup was the thirteenth annual iteration of the event. The Chief Justice of the event was former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Marshall Rothstein, who honoured the competition with both his keynote address at the banquet and judging the final round.

The 100 teams competed in four preliminary moots on Saturday March 4th. After the preliminary round the top 16 teams were selected to moot on the Sunday, March 5th in a single elimination format. The teams in the final completed eight moots over the course of the weekend.

Our Osgoode Cup 2017 Champions are:
David Barmes & Kareem Almusharaf (McGill University)

2017 Finalists:
Kyle Dowd & Shani MacIsaac (Carleton University)

2017 Semi Finalists:
Ayushi Thakur & Maddie Freeman (University of Toronto)
Christopher Ivancic & Alex Marshall (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

2017 Quarter Finalists:
Michael Lee & Cole O’Reilly (Carleton University)
Anish Kamboj & Awale Ali (York University)
Albina Mamonkina & Jasleen Kaur (York University)
Teodora Pasca & Ema Ibrakovic (University of Toronto)

2017 Round of Sixteen Mooters:
Steven Mounouchos & Khurram Shamim (York University)
Tudor Gagea & Daniel Pallag (Humber College)
William Kinahan & Monica Morana (Seneca College)
Dominique Gregoire & Jishian Ravinthiran (McGill University)
Eric Bryce & Andrew Kidd (University of Toronto)
Jaaron Pullenayegem & Puneet Aujila (Sir Wilfrid Laurier University)
Harshita Iyer & Sarah Tyler (McGill University)
Reema Bakshi & Matthew Cameron (Carleton University)

2017’s Top Advocate: Sarah Tyler (McGill University)

2017’s Distinguished Advocates (in no particular order):
Tudor Gagea (Humber College)
Ayushi Thakur (University of Toronto)
David Barmes (McGill University)
Seamus O’Brien (Memorial University)
Kyle Dowd (Carleton University)
Andrew Kidd (University of Toronto)
Matthew Cameron (Carleton University)
Harshita Iyer (McGill University)
Cole O’Reilly (Carleton University)

The Round Pairings and Judges:

Round 1 Pairings – TEAMS

Round 1 Pairings – JUDGES

Round 2 Pairings

Round 3 Pairings

Round 4 Pairings

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.


Andrew Monkhouse
Toronto Employment Lawyer
Osgoode Cup Co-Organizer – 2017
Barrister and Solicitor

Andrea Hossack
Monkhouse Law
Osgoode Cup Co-Organizer – 2017