LAWS 2250 ‑ Willms and Shier Environmental Law Moot


The Willms & Shier Environmental Law Moot is a national mooting competition, focused on current issues in environmental law, sponsored by the law firm of Willms & Shier and Osgoode Hall Law School. The moot is held biennially in Toronto, in the winter term. Mooters prepare a written factum for one side of a case on appeal, and make oral arguments on both sides of the issues before panels of judges and specialist practitioners. The course is open to second and third-year students, with either two or four students (in two-student teams). A minimum of two students is required. Selection will be conducted through written applications, and may include a brief oral exercise. Criteria include academic ability, advocacy skills and interest in the subject area.

NOTE: that students may participate in only one competitive moot during their degree program.

Prerequisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): Environmental Law I (LAWS 2104).
Assessment Method: Research, Factum preparation and oral Advocacy. Students may count this course as their major paper requirement, if they wish to do so.
Restrictions: Students are not permitted to audit this course.

*This course is unavailable to International Linkages students.