On March 15-16, 2019, three JD students from the Peter A. Allard School of Law competed in the inaugural Canadian Competition Law Moot at the Federal Court of Canada in Toronto, Ontario. Victoria Wicks, Jonah Brook, Hannah Thomson, and Dylan Williams made the Allard School of Law proud winning a variety of awards at the competition. The whole team received the Best Faculty Award; Williams was named the Top Oralist (Respondent); and Williams and Wicks were honoured as the Top Respondent Team.
The Peter A. Allard School of Law team was led by Francois Tougas, Q.C., an alumnus of the Class of 1988 and lawyer at McMillan LLP. The numerous awards presented to the Allard team would not have been possible without Tougas’ guidance, as well as his ability to secure funding for the team’s participation. Tougas is a leading name in Canadian competition law, specifically in the railway sector. He is also a long-time adjunct professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, teaching courses in both competition and anti-trust law since 2006. The team also received valuable coaching from Professor Carol Liao.
The Canadian Competition Law Moot provides students with a unique opportunity to explore complex legal issues in the competition law sphere. The Moot also gives students the chance to develop their legal research and writing skills as well as receive direct feedback on oral advocacy from noted jurists and practitioners experienced in the field. At the inaugural moot, students were fortunate enough to receive feedback and guidance from former Supreme Court Justice Marshall Rothstein, amongst other leading names from the competition law sphere.