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University of Alberta law students win World’s 2nd Twitter Moot

Monday, November 19, 2012

Vancouver.  Samuel Harrison and Pippa Feinstein, two law students with the University of Alberta Law School in Edmonton, Alberta, have won the Second ever Twitter Moot (a legal appeal argued entirely over Twitter).  The Twitter Moot, held today at 10 am PST/1pm EST, saw event Judges Michael Geist, Polly Higgins and Lisa Taylor grill teams from 5 Canadian law schools over Twitter in a case about the public’s rights to be protected from climate change. 

“The Twitter Moot organizers and the judges would like to congratulate Pippa and Samuel 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.” 

Pippa Feinstein, reacting to her win on Twitter, said: “A big thanks to all the other teams - well done! … good arguments -good debates -good times.”

In addition to bragging rights, Samuel and Pippa will split a $500 prize, which they have announced (via Twitter) will be donated to the Environmental Law Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.  Team UofAlberta was sponsored by the law firm Ng Ariss Fong, and was representing the real life Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER). 

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) Iler Campbell LLP,, Ng Ariss Fong, Saxe Law Corporation, and Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP.

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For more information contact:

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

Samuel Harrison, Twitter Moot Winner at 587-710-2092.

Pippa Feinstein, Twitter Moot Winner at 780 246 2927.

Or read the record of the Twitter Moot:

Click here for a pdf version of this press release.