Lenczner Slaght's David Quayat is the National Administrator of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court. 2015 marks the 56th year of the Jessup Moot Competition - the world's largest moot court competition with participants from more than 550 law schools in more than 80 countries. The Moot Competition is an imitation of a fictitious dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice (the judicial organ of the United Nations). The different teams prepare oral and written pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case. Law students from all over the globe will work throughout the year on the season's ‘Jessup Problem' that will focus on procedural and substantive issues arising from the departure of one province of a nation and its appropriation into another.
Lenczner Slaght lawyers Brian Kolenda, Brendan Morrison, Jamie Spotswood, Danielle Glatt and articling student Laura Robinson will serve as judges in the Canadian Rounds of the Jessup Moot Court competition in Halifax on March 7th and 8th.
Participation in moot courts reflects Lenczner Slaght's commitment to the development of young and fresh advocates, a core belief embedded within the firm's culture.