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Osgoode Hall law students win 1st ever Twitter Moot

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Vancouver.  Nicole Petersen and Emelia Baack, two law students with Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, have won the World’s First Twitter Moot (a legal appeal argued entirely over Twitter).  The Twitter Moot, held at 10 am PST/1pm EST, saw event Judges Kathleen Mahoney, Omar HaRedeye, and William Deverell grill teams from 5 Canadian law schools over Twitter in a case about First Nations, coal mining and an endangered caribou herd. 

“The Twitter Moot organizers and the judges would like to congratulate Emelia and Nicole on their win,” said West Coast Environmental Law Staff Lawyer and Twitter Moot Administrator, Andrew Gage.  “All of the teams did an incredible job and did their universities proud.” 

Nicole Petersen, commenting on her win, said: “"Wow! The Twitter Moot was a great experience.  Thank you so much to the judges, the other #twtmoot participants and to West Coast Environmental Law.”

In addition to bragging rights, Emelia and Nicole will split a $500 prize. Team Osgoode was sponsored by Saxe Law Corporation. 

The Twitter Moot was made possible through the generous financial support of our sponsors: (Gold) the Law Foundation of British Columbia (our sustaining funder); and (Silver) Donovan and Company, Iler Campbell LLP, McCarthy Tetrault, Miller Thomson LLP, Ng Ariss Fong, Saxe Law Corporation, Skunkworks Creative Group, and Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP. (See wcel.org/twtmoot for complete list of sponsors)

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For more information contact:

Andrew Gage, Twitter Moot Administrator and Staff Counsel at 250-412-9784.

Nicole Petersen, Twitter Moot Winner, at 647 987 2923 or 604 929 2923.

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