UNB congratulates Law moot participants

Author: UNB Law

Posted on Feb 27, 2018

Category: Students

Law students from University of New Brunswick took part in three highly competitive moot law competitions last weekend.

In Fredericton, from February 22-24, Andrew KinleyHilary PerryNicole Sample and Chad Thaincompeted in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition under the supervision of their coach, Professor Michael Marin. The Jessup Moot is the oldest and largest international moot in the world, and is based on a hypothetical case on issues of public international law, argued as if it was before the International Court of Justice but with a smaller complement of judges. UNB’s Faculty of Law hosted the Canadian finals, the first time since 2001.

The McKelvey/Sopinka Moot took place in Moncton on February 23-24. Samantha GoodinePatricia HenhefferElizabeth MathesonPatrick McGuinty and the team’s coach, Carley Parish, partner at Lutz Longstaff Parish, represented UNB. The McKelvey Cup is the Atlantic regional competition of the Sopinka Cup, Canada’s national trial advocacy competition.

Claire BrownTanisha ConnollyBrandon GillespieScott Linstead and travelled to Toronto on February 23-24 to compete in the Wilson Moot. Their coaches were Professor Jane Thompson and Professor John McEvoy. This competition focuses on legal issues relevant to women and minorities, and honours the late Honourable Justice Bertha Wilson. 

Congratulations to all participants, with special congratulations to Samantha Goodine, the top-ranked participant in the cross-examination category.