University of Leicester Canadian Law Intervarsity Mooting Competition

The Mackay Cup 2019

The fifth annual Canadian Law Mooting Competition will begin in March 2019, with the first round taking place at Gray's Inn on 13 March 2019.

Institutions can enter the competition by emailing the competition convenor, Dr Tracey Elliott by the 1 March 2019, informing her of your intention to enter the competition and providing staff and student contact details.

An entry fee of £30 must also be paid using the shop@le

The competition moot is now available and may be obtained via the link above, or by emailing Dr Tracey Elliott, who is happy to answer any queries in relation to the competition.

pdf file Competition rules (pdf)

pdf file Competition problem (pdf)

For students who are unfamiliar with researching the law in this field and who are unfamiliar with drafting factums, the following websites are likely to be of assistance.

CANLII: This site aims to make Canadian law freely accessible online.

Supreme Court of Canada website

pdf file How to prepare a factum for the Court of Appeal (pdf) from the Ontario Justice Education Network

MacKay Cup mooting final 2018

Congratulations to the University of Sussex team of Liam Switzer and Francesca Fox, who took top honours in the final of the MacKay Cup, the national UK Canadian Law Mooting Competition.

This year’s competition took place on 2 May at Gray’s Inn with a particularly high standard of mooting. The judges, Mr Justice Green, and Noah Stewart-Ornstein, from Kirkland & Ellis International LLP, were very complementary of both the winning and runner-up team from City University (Dionne Boahene and Flora Curtis).

The UK Canadian Law Mooting Competition was founded in 2014 by the University of Leicester with the support of the Canada-UK Foundation. The aims of the competition are to promote knowledge and understanding of the Canadian Charter of Rights amongst law students studying at UK universities and to provide university students studying in the UK with experience and feedback in relation to Canadian appellate trial advocacy.

The competition could not take place without the support of its sponsors, whose help and support is gratefully acknowledged. In particular, we are grateful to our major sponsor, the Canada-UK Foundation for its continuing support of this competition, to Gray’s Inn Education Department, for allowing us to use their facilities, and to Baker McKenzie and Sweet & Maxwell for donating prizes.

The Mackay Cup 2018

The fourth Canadian Law Mooting Competition will begin in April 2018, taking place over 2 rounds and concluding with a final at a venue to be confirmed in late April/early May 2018.

pdf file Competition rules (pdf)

pdf file Competition problem (pdf)

Institutions can enter the competition by emailing the competition convenor, Dr Tracey Elliott by the 31 March 2018, informing her of your intention to enter the competition and providing staff and student contact details.

An entry fee of £30 must also be paid using the shop@le

The competition moot is now available and may be obtained via the link above, or by emailing Dr Tracey Elliott, who is happy to answer any queries in relation to the competition.

For students who are unfamiliar with researching the law in this field and who are unfamiliar with drafting factums, the following websites are likely to be of assistance.

CANLII: This site aims to make Canadian law freely accessible online.

Supreme Court of Canada website

pdf file How to prepare a factum for the Court of Appeal (pdf) from the Ontario Justice Education Network

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