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Twitter Moot announces 3rd Judge, releases rules

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Vancouver.  With four weeks to go until the World’s first-ever legal appeal argued over Twitter, the event’s host, West Coast Environmental Law, has announced that noted lawyer and Law Professor Kathleen Mahoney of the University of Calgary will be the third and final judge of the event.  Professor Mahoney joins lawyer blogger, Omar HaRedeye, and lawyer, turned award-winning mystery writer, William Deverell as the Twitter Moot’s three judges. 

West Coast also released the formal rules, and the Team assignments, for the Twitter Moot, which is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 10a.m. (PST). 

 “Moot courts are a popular activity for law students at law schools around the world.” Professor Mahoney said, “I’m excited to join this unprecedented event, which will use social media to bring the law and legal arguments to a new, global audience.”

The Twitter Moot will see teams from five Canadian Universities – British Columbia, Dalhousie, Ottawa, Victoria and York (Osgoode Hall) arguing a simulated appeal of an actual court case - West Moberly First Nations v. British Columbia - over Twitter.

The Hashtag for the Twitter Moot is #twtmoot.

The Twitter Moot is made possible through the generous financial support of our sponsors: (Gold) the Law Foundation of British Columbia (our sustaining funder); and (Silver) Iler Campbell LLP, McCarthy Tetrault, Miller Thomson LLP, Saxe Law Corporation, Skunkworks Creative Group, and Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP.

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For more information contact:

Andrew Gage, Staff Lawyer and Twitter Moot Administrator at (250)412-9784.

Jessica Clogg, Executive Director and Senior Counsel, at 604-601-2501. 

Prof. Kathleen Mahoney, Twitter Moot Judge at (403)239-8982. 

Omar HaRedeye, Twitter Moot Judge at (416) 698-0999 ext 208.

 

The Twitter Moot Rules are available on-line at http://tinyurl.com/86y4be8.

The Memo informing the Teams who they are representing is available at http://tinyurl.com/6wrxekh

More information on the Twitter Moot may be found at wcel.org/twtmoot.

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