Hicks Morley Moot Competition

Hicks Morley is committed to supporting the education and development of the next generation of leading human resources law practitioners.

Each year, the firm hosts a moot competition at a number of Ontario’s law schools. Students work in teams of two and present the appeal or judicial review of a decision arising out of the field of labour and employment law. The moot scenarios focus on timely, topical issues, and are designed to encourage participants to critically engage with issues that arise in our areas of practice.

Preliminary rounds are held at each participating law school, and are judged by Hicks Morley lawyers. The winning teams from each school will then participate in the Hicks Morley Moot finals, which are held each year in our Toronto office and followed by our traditional celebratory reception where participants have the opportunity to meet members of the firm.

School

Moot Date

Western

March 2, 2022

uOttawa

March 4, 2022

Osgoode

March 4, 2022

Lincoln Alexander

March 4, 2022

Queen’s

March 9, 2022

UTLaw

March 11, 2022

Windsor

March 11, 2022

MOOT FINALS

March 25, 2022

The moot is an excellent opportunity for law students to hone their advocacy skills, receive feedback on the quality of their legal arguments from practitioners in the area and learn tips and techniques on their presentation.

Due to COVID 19, the Hicks Morley Moot for 2020 and 2021 did not take place.

Past Hicks Morley Moot Winners

2022Mackenzie Faulkner and Militza BoljevicUniversity of Toronto
2019Zachary Sippel & Matthew PattersonUniversity of Western Ontario
2018Sean Grassie & Daniel ChomskiUniversity of Ottawa
2017Jessica Clement & Jessie GombergUniversity of Windsor
2016Jessica He & Michael BarrettUniversity of Western Ontario
2015Wesley Hopkin & Gillian Geetha PhilipupillaiUniversity of Toronto
2014Adam James & Alyssa LeBlancQueen’s University
2013Andrew Bigioni & Sandro GiammariaUniversity of Ottawa
2012Edward O’Dwyer & Tori CrawfordUniversity of Western Ontario
2011Kassy Corothers & Megan BealQueen’s University
2010Neil Schwartz & Emilia DeSommaUniversity of Ottawa
2009Jacqui Luksha & Mike ComartinQueen’s University
2008David Ross & Julie ShugarmanUniversity of Ottawa
2007Moya Graham & Carey AllenQueen’s University
2006Scott Lucyk & Gerald GriffithsUniversity of Ottawa