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Every year, the Osgoode Cup organizing team selects a real Canadian case to be appealed to the fictional “Court of Osgoode Hall”. Teams of two students will take the side of either the appellant (the side trying to overturn the decision) or the respondent (the side trying to uphold the decision). Historically, the tournament’s cases have been high-profile criminal or constitutional decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada or a provincial Court of Appeal, however we may choose any case from any jurisdiction across Canada.
Take a look at some of the cases we’ve used for previous tournaments here: