Robson Hall Sends Strong Team of Advocates to the National Gale Cup Moot

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Robson Hall was well represented at the prestigious Lenczner Slaght/CBA Gale Cup Moot in Toronto this year by JD students, Zoe Abreder, Jonathan Avey, Erika Day, and Adam Gingera. The team was coached by Professor Debra Parkes, together with Georgia Couturier and Ami Kotler of Manitoba Justice (Prosecutions), and invaluable mentorship was provided by former Chief Justice of Manitoba, Richard Scott, Distinguished Jurist in Residence at Robson Hall. The team benefited tremendously from a series of oral advocacy sessions before members of the Manitoba bench and bar.

The participation of Robson Hall students in the Gale Cup Moot is made possible through the Richard J Scott Endowment Fund, which was established by colleagues of Richard Scott on his retirement after a distinguished career on the bench.

Founded in 1974, the Gale Cup Moot provides top law students from across the country with the chance to argue before three-judge panels hearing a mock appeal from a real-world decision of the Supreme Court of Canada. This year’s case was R v Gauthier, which dealt with party liability and the defence of abandonment in criminal law. The team of students from the University of Toronto took home the 2015 Gale Cup.

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Photo: (left to right) Zoe Abreder, Adam Gingera, Jonathon Avey and Erika Day.

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