This is a trial advocacy competition involving the mock-trial of a criminal prosecution. Each trial takes half a day of the competition which is scheduled on Friday and Saturday, February 16 & 17, 2018 at the Winnipeg Law Courts. First and second place teams go to Ottawa for the Sopinka Cup National Trial Advocacy Competition in March 2018.
Each team consists of two students who have not previously been competitors in the moot or called to the bar in any jurisdiction. The MacIntyre Cup competition is open to one team from each of the western law schools: UVic, UBC, TRU, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Saskatchewan and University of Manitoba. The host law school (Robson Hall) enters two teams in the competition.