Twitter Moot Teams and Judges
The Twitter Moot is a unique social media event, which saw 5 teams from law schools across Canada participate in a mock courtroom battle – all over Twitter. Read on for information about our Judges and our Teams.
We had 7 teams apply to participate in the 2nd ever Twitter Moot. Based on tweets that each team sent, our judges selected the following 5 teams to participate. Each team had 2 law students (who will take turns in arguing their case). The teams were:
- Barbora Grochalova and Will Horne from Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
- Ryan Heighton and Jon Ungaro from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, in Toronto, Ontario;
- Adam Harris and Abhishek Joshi from the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario;
- Samuel Harrison and Pippa Feinstein from the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Alberta;
- James (Jay) Michi and Chris Albinati from Thompson River University in Kamloops, British Columbia;
Congratulations to Samuel Harrison and Pippa Feinstein who won the moot! West Coast is grateful to all teams and judges who participated in our Twitter Moot.
Thank you to our three judges who sat as the Supreme Twitter Court of Canada (#STCC):
- Michael Geist (@mgeist) is the Canada Research Chair of Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa, a leading expert on social media and the law, and (according to Lawyer Weekly Magazine), one of Canada’ top legal social media influencers.
- Polly Higgins (@pollyhiggins) is a U.K. Barrister, the author of the best-selling book, Eradicating Ecocide, and one of the world’s top 10 visionary thinkers according to Ecologist magazine.
- Lisa Taylor (@Listen2Lisa) is an accomplished journalist and professor of journalism at Ryerson University, but also holds a Masters in Law, created the Gemini-nominated CBC legal events show, the Docket, and mooted during law school.
The judges were asked to rule upon the students’ advocacy and use of Twitter. They did not be rule on the legal merits of the issues raised in the Twitter Moot.
Click here for more information on the Twitter Moot.