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.

COVID-19 may require that we modify the Moot, and further details will be posted if that occurs.

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.

Past Hicks Morley Moot Winners

2019 Zachary Sippel & Matthew Patterson University of Western Ontario
2018 Sean Grassie & Daniel Chomski University of Ottawa
2017 Jessica Clement & Jessie Gomberg University of Windsor
2016 Jessica He & Michael Barrett University of Western Ontario
2015 Wesley Hopkin & Gillian Geetha Philipupillai University of Toronto
2014 Adam James & Alyssa LeBlanc Queen’s University
2013 Andrew Bigioni & Sandro Giammaria University of Ottawa
2012 Edward O’Dwyer & Tori Crawford University of Western Ontario
2011 Kassy Corothers & Megan Beal Queen’s University
2010 Neil Schwartz & Emilia DeSomma University of Ottawa
2009 Jacqui Luksha & Mike Comartin Queen’s University
2008 David Ross & Julie Shugarman University of Ottawa
2007 Moya Graham & Carey Allen Queen’s University
2006 Scott Lucyk & Gerald Griffiths University of Ottawa