Learn about our past Twitter Moots (#Twtmoot)
“A moot is a legal debate in a courtroom setting ... [T]eams of counsel attempt to persuade a judge of the strength of their case by reference to legal authority.” – University of Aberdeen’s A Guide to Mooting
“Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest information about what you find interesting. … At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets. Each Tweet is 140 characters in length, but don’t let the small size fool you—you can share a lot with a little space.” - Twitter website
Past Twitter Moots
- On Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 10am PST (1pm EST), West Coast Environmental Law (West Coast) hosted the world’s first ever Moot Court held on the popular social media platform Twitter. The moot was won by Team Osgoode (Nicole Petersen and Emelia Baack - sponsored by Saxe Law), and the people's choice award was won by Team UVic – (Matthew Nefstead and Jenn Cameron - Sponsored by Skunkworks Creative Group).
- The world's second ever Twitter Moot was held on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 at 10am PST (1pm EST). The Moot was won by Team UofAlberta (Pippa Feinstein and Samuel Harrison of the University of Alberta, sponsored by Ng Ariss Fong).
- On Friday, February 28th, 2014 at 10am PST (1pm EST), students from law schools across Canada participated in the third Twitter Moot, arguing an appeal over Twitter about the duty of Canada's governments to consult First Nations on mines development.
West Coast is grateful to all teams, judges, and sponsors for participating in our Twitter Moots.
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