Twitter Moot Buzz
Who said what about our Twitter Moot?
As we gear up for the world’s third ever Twitter Moot, we have big shoes to fill: the first ever Twitter Moot was trending #1 in Canada, and generated considerable mainstream media and Twitter attention. Here’s a sampling of some of the coverage from the first and second Twitter Moots:
Official law school webpages about the Twitter Moot:
University of Alberta - University of Alberta Law Students win world's 2nd Twitter Moot
Some of the Blog and Media coverage of our Twitter Moot:
“West Coast Environmental Law held a second virtual moot Nov. 20 after the world’s first-ever Twitter moot on Feb. 21 proved so successful. … Sticking with the environmental theme, the issue up for debate this time was whether there is a public right to a healthy global atmosphere.” – Canadian Lawyer Magazine, 21 November 2012.
"If you've ever sat through a long-winded court case, you'll know a legal brief is anything but brief. And so the prospect of a case being argued in 140-character submissions on Twitter has the legal community - well - all atwitter." - Vancouver Sun, 17 February 2012
"Lawyers have a reputation for being a bit verbose, but that’s understandable: they work in a world of complex legalese, teasing out terminologies to persuade discerning judges and juries of their arguments’ worth. Now, imagine doing that 140 characters at a time. That’s what will be attempted next week in the world’s first ever Twitter moot." - Dalhousie News, 16 February 2012
"Lorne Sossin, the dean of Osgoode Hall Law School and an avid tweeter (@DeanSossin), said it’s a great way to focus legal arguments and ideas, adding the event is being billed as the world’s first Twitter moot court. 'This is a novel and timely initiative,' said Sossin. 'Good luck to the mooters, especially Team Osgoode — we’ll be following this ground breaking moot with great interest.'" - Toronto Sun, 16 February 2012
“I have to say this is kinda amazing. An environmental law argued over Twitter. Even if it is simply a simulation, I'm excited about the possibilities this has for showing how real debates can be held in such a unique platform without spiraling into flame wars. I love seeing technology and social media used in creative ways like this!”- TreeHugger.com, 15 December 2011
“This is an interesting way to blend social media, law and legal arguments in front of a global audience... in 140 characters or less. Will you be watching?” – Samantha Collier, Social Media for Lawyers, 25 January 2012
On Twitter (a quick sampling from the several hundred Twitter Moot related Tweets to date):
mvs_13 #twtmoot Past Gale mooter. Very interested to see how it goes. I will be watching!
615nevergiveup D.R. Nevergiveup: Yes, the revolution WILL be twitterized! http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/world-first-environmental-law-appeal-be-argued-over-twitter.html via @TreeHugger