How do I Become a Judge?

 

We are now accepting volunteer lawyers, judges, law students and legal professionals to join our judges’ team for the 2022 Osgoode Cup on March 5 and 6, 2022.
2022 Osgoode Cup Judge’s Application Form

Judging the Osgoode Cup is not only an excellent way to receive up to six CPD/volunteer hours, it also allows you to share your expertise and create lasting connections with Canada’s next generation of legal professionals.

Historically, judges must be available all day on Day 1 (Saturday) and, if judging the elimination rounds, until approximately 5:00pm on Day 2 (Sunday). This comes with the added perks of catered lunch, an invitation to the Saturday night banquet and paid parking at York University. However, because the 2021 Osgoode Cup was held virtually, judges were required for two preliminary rounds on Friday and two on Saturday, followed by Sunday’s four elimination rounds as usual. Updates on the 2022 tournament’s format will be provided in the coming months.

Judges can be lawyers, licensed paralegals, currently sitting or retired judges, professors, or law students. No prior experience is necessary! New calls, experienced lawyers, all are welcome to judge the competition. We will be providing judges a memo with tips and what to expect from mooters!

If you are interested in being a judge, please fill out the form at the top of this page. As we approach the competition date, we will be following up attendance at the event.