Osgoode team wins inaugural Walsh Family Law Moot

Walsh Family Law Moot 2013

A team from Osgoode Hall Law School has won the first-ever Canadian Family Law Moot. The Walsh Family Law Moot was held March 16  at the Ontario Court of Appeal in Toronto.

From left: Professor Shelley Kierstead (team faculty adviser); Ann Marina Guirguis; Jeremy Loeb; Stephanie Figliomeni, Florind Polo; Camille Dunbar; and Ashley Waye (Osgoode alum and team coach).

The competition was sponsored by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. The law schools participating in the moot were York University, the University of Western Ontario, Windsor University, Queen’s University, and University of Ottawa.

Osgoode had a stellar showing and swept a number of the major awards:

First Place Oralist: Camille Dunbar
Third Place Oralist: Ann Marina Guirguis
Top Appellant team: Ann Marina Guirguis and Jeremy Loeb
Top Respondent team: Camille Dunbar and Florind Polo
Winner of the Walsh Family Moot Cup: Osgoode Hall Law School

Leading Ontario family law practitioners served as judges for the moot.