Lenczner Slaght, Canada's leading litigation law firm has made a generous $100,000 gift in support of the Queen's Law School Moot Court Program. Participation in moot courts is excellent training for future litigators and Queen's Law has one of the highest participation rates in competitive moots of any law school in Canada. The school participates in approximately 20 national and international competitive moot court programs annually, involving a third of all Queen's Law graduates. With the support of Lenczner Slaght, Queen's Law will be able to sustain and expand the number of mooting opportunities available to its students.
"The firm's support of the Queen's Law Moot Program reflects Lenczner Slaght's commitment to the development of young advocates, a key element at the very heart of our firm culture," says Peter Griffin, Managing Partner of Lenczner Slaght and a Queen's Law alumnus.
"Mooting is a key part of Queen's Law culture", says Dean Bill Flanagan of the Queen's Faculty of Law. "Lenczner Slaght's generous support of our mooting programs shows them to be a firm that understands that legal education happens not only in the classroom, but also through the experiential opportunities that we provide our students".
In a moot, students typically argue a fictional case before a panel of "judges". Members of Queen's Law moot teams utilize their applied skills to conduct comprehensive research, prepare written arguments and collaborate with experienced advocates in preparation and practice of their oral arguments.
About the Queen's Law Moot Court Program
Queen's Law Moot Program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to enhance courtroom and advocacy skills.
Moot teams from Queen's compete in competitions in a variety of legal areas including constitutional law, Aboriginal law, criminal law, international law, tax, securities, environmental law, trade law, commercial arbitration, IP, labour arbitration, trial advocacy and client counselling.