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Mooting Program

Student winners standing near the banner "Walsh Family Law Moot Competition"

Lincoln Alexander School of Law’s Mooting and Lawyering Skills Program provides students with the opportunity to dive into a broad range of research, problem solving and oral advocacy skills that are invaluable within the legal profession.

For any questions or concerns regarding the law school’s Mooting and Lawyering Skills Program, please contact Landon Shein at

We are incredibly proud of Lincoln Alexander Law students' performances in the 2022-2023 competitive mooting and lawyering skills program. Read more about last year's results.

First-Year Moots

Beginning in first year, students are exposed to mooting through mandatory courses and assignments found within the Integrated Practice Curriculum (IPC). Later in their first year, students can compete in internal mooting competitions that will allow them to work through simulated and novel problems touching on ground-breaking legal issues of today. These competitions enable students to build critical skills, work with practitioners in the field and collaborate closely with classmates.

All first year students are required to participate in a mandatory moot as part of their Legal Research and Writing class. Students will learn key advocacy skills in an instructional setting as they work through an evolving fact scenario over the course of their first semester.

First year students also have the opportunity to participate in a 1L moot, which allows for a hands-on and in-depth experience of what it is like to moot competitively as an upper year student.

Upper-Year Moots

Upper-year students have the opportunity to represent the Lincoln Alexander School of Law at a large number of external moot competitions at the regional, national and international levels. Students who are selected to represent our school in this capacity receive supplement training in the areas of advocacy, legal drafting and legal research from Practitioners and Faculty.

During the 2023 - 2024 academic year, Lincoln Alexander Law will be competing in the following competitive appellate moot court competitions: the Donald G. Bowman Tax Moot, the Gale Cup Moot, the Harold G. Fox IP Moot, the Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Law Moot, the Julius Alexander Isaac Moot, the Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Moot, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot, the Walsh Family Law Moot and the Wilson Moot. Students who participate in these moot competitions will receive academic credit.

Students will also receive academic credit for their participation in the National Labour Arbitration Competition and the Kawaskimhon Aboriginal Rights Moot.

Lawyering Skills Program

Lincoln Alexander Law’s lawyering skills program provides students with the opportunity to experience and develop skills lawyers use outside of the courtroom, including negotiation and client counseling skills. These competitions promote a greater interest among law students in legal negotiation and provide a means for them to practice and improve their ability to understand and advocate for their clients’ needs.

First year and upper year students can participate in the Lincoln Alexander Cup, which is an internal negotiation competition. From there, students can go on to represent the school at the Canadian Client Consultation Competition, the Canadian National Negotiation Competition and the Walsh Family Law Negotiation.