UNB Law hosts McKelvey Cup Moot

Author: Ed Bowes

Posted on Jan 24, 2024

Category: Alumni , Faculty , Students

UNB Law is excited to announce that it will host the McKelvey Cup Moot for the first time on February 9, 2024. This longstanding tradition brings together students from Dalhousie’s Schulich Law School, the Université de Moncton faculté de droit and UNB Law for an intensive two-day trial advocacy competition. Students exercise the fundamentals of trial advocacy, including exhibits introduction, objections, direct and cross examinations, legal arguments and jury addresses.

UNB Law’s team, coached by Prof. Jane Thomson, includes third year students Susan Ivimey and Shane Scott and second-year students Caitlin Grogan and Jacob Stoddard.

The competition is open to the public, with trials scheduled for Friday, Feb. 9, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. All mooting will take place in the Mary Louise Lynch Room at UNB Law (41 Dineen Drive).

The McKelvey Cup is the Eastern Canadian regional qualifying round for the Sopinka Cup - the preeminent trial advocacy competition that sees the eight regional winners battle for the top spot in the nation annually. Historically, the McKelvey Cup has been hosted by U de M. Beginning this year, the moot will now rotate annually between the three law schools in the region.

The faculty of law extends a warm welcome to all participants. We hope you will join us to cheer on this talented group of law students.