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The Julius Alexander Isaac Moot

Friday, February 4, 2022 - Saturday, February 5, 2022

History

The Julius Alexander Isaac Moot ("The Isaac") is a competitive, for-credit moot historically held at the Ontario Court of Appeal. It is named after the late Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal, Julius Alexander Isaac, who was the first Black judge to sit on the Federal Court of Canada. Every year since 2008, the Moot has focused on an area of law in which issues of equity and diversity arise.

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REAL JUDGES

 

The final round of the Moot features a panel of sitting judges. In the past, the final round has been judged by justices from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada.

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

 

The first-place winner is invited to compete at the National Convention of the American National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition (TMMCC). The competitors in the TMMCC come from all across the US, and must win regional competitions before moving on to the main event

BEAUTIFUL VENUE

 

The Isaac Moot is typically held at the Ontario Court of Appeal, which is located in historic Osgoode Hall in the heart of downtown Toronto. In addition to hosting ONCA, Osgoode Hall has a storied history in Canada's legal community since it was built in the late 1800's, and is Canadian National Historic Monument.

GREAT NETWORKING

 

The Moot provides an excellent opportunity for networking with peers at other law schools, with practicing lawyers, and even judges. Further, it is an opportunity to show off your skills in front of lawyers from some of the best law firms in Canada.

Important Dates

Friday, October 1, 2021

Online Registration Opens


Friday, November 5, 2021

Deadline for Online Registration


Monday, November 8, 2021

Official Moot Package sent to Participants


Friday, November 26, 2021

Deadline for Receipt of Clarification Questions on Moot Program and Rules

Friday, December 3, 2021

Answers to Clarification Questions Released

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Deadline for Submission of an Electronic (PDF) Respondent and Appellant Facta

Friday, January 7, 2022

Electronic Copies of each team facta sent to the Opposing Team’s designated person

Friday, February 4, 2022 - Saturday, February 5, 2022

Moot Completion

 

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Award Ceremony & Reception in the evening

On behalf of the Black Law Students’ Association of Canada, we wish you all the luck in your preparation. We look forward to being together once again for the 15th Anniversary of the Julius Alexander Isaac Moot.

Good Luck and Stay Safe,

Sarafina Guthrie
moot@blsacanada.com
National Moot Director, 2021-2022
BLSA Canada | AEND Canada

Virtual Moot

Due to the anticipated size of the event, BLSA Canada has decided to hold the 2022 Julius Alexander Isaac Moot virtually. This format will allow the Moot to be accessible to all interested participants and best accommodates our guest judges and the schools from across Canada.

More details will be given as they become available on the platform and scheduling.

 

Thank you for your continued patience. Registration continues to be open until November 5, 2021 at 4:30 pm EST.

 
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Past Participants

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A Warm Thank You To Our Sponsors

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