Twitter Moot Buzz
Who said what about our Twitter Moot?
As we gear up for the world’s second ever Twitter Moot, we have big shoes to fill: the first ever Twitter Moot was trending #1 in Canada, and generated considerable mainstream media and Twitter attention. It’s early days yet for the 2nd Twitter Moot, which we expect will build on this basis of public and Twitter interest, but here’s a sampling of some of the coverage from last year’s #Twtmoot:
Some of the Blog and Media coverage of our Twitter Moot:
"History has been made. The first Twitter Moot Court was officially brought to a close at 12:30p.m. (PST) yesterday following an hour of furious legal tweeting, hash tagging, and @mentioning. Although we might be decades away from actual cases being tried in the twittersphere, yesterday’s moot provided some insight into how social media can interface with classic legal debate." - Skunkworks Blog, 22 February 2012
"If you've ever sat through a long-winded court case, you'll know a legal brief is anything but brief. And so the prospect of a case being argued in 140-character submissions on Twitter has the legal community - well - all atwitter." - Vancouver Sun, 17 February 2012
"Lawyers have a reputation for being a bit verbose, but that’s understandable: they work in a world of complex legalese, teasing out terminologies to persuade discerning judges and juries of their arguments’ worth. Now, imagine doing that 140 characters at a time. That’s what will be attempted next week in the world’s first ever Twitter moot." - Dalhousie News, 16 February 2012
"Lorne Sossin, the dean of Osgoode Hall Law School and an avid tweeter (@DeanSossin), said it’s a great way to focus legal arguments and ideas, adding the event is being billed as the world’s first Twitter moot court. 'This is a novel and timely initiative,' said Sossin. 'Good luck to the mooters, especially Team Osgoode — we’ll be following this ground breaking moot with great interest.'" - Toronto Sun, 16 February 2012
“I have to say this is kinda amazing. An environmental law argued over Twitter. Even if it is simply a simulation, I'm excited about the possibilities this has for showing how real debates can be held in such a unique platform without spiraling into flame wars. I love seeing technology and social media used in creative ways like this!”- TreeHugger.com, 15 December 2011
“For the first time, law students are being encouraged to tweet during a moot. Unlike traditional moots where the use of social media is against the rules, this one will be all Twitter all the time.” – Canadian Lawyer Magazine, 4 Students, 30 January 2012
“This is an interesting way to blend social media, law and legal arguments in front of a global audience... in 140 characters or less. Will you be watching?” – Samantha Collier, Social Media for Lawyers, 25 January 2012
“If environmental lawyers duke it out on Twitter, do they bill per character? … Environmental lawyers. In a brawl. Over a “precedent-setting” coal-vs-caribou case. Duking it out at 140 characters a shot. Over Twitter.” – On the Waterfront Blog, 15 December 2012
On Twitter (a quick sampling from the several hundred Twitter Moot related Tweets to date):
mvs_13 #twtmoot Past Gale mooter. Very interested to see how it goes. I will be watching!
615nevergiveup D.R. Nevergiveup: Yes, the revolution WILL be twitterized! http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/world-first-environmental-law-appeal-be-argued-over-twitter.html via @TreeHugger