Students from the Allard School of Law recently took part in the first Canadian Competition Law Moot, organized by the Competition Bureau, The Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian Competition Tribunal. Competition law, which combines a number of areas of law including business law and administrative law, is an area of growing importance in Canadian law.
The inaugural event, which took place in Toronto last month, brought together students from five Canadian law schools, tackling a fictional merger challenge case.
The team from the Allard School of Law (comprised of Victoria Wicks, Jonah Brook, Hannah Thomson and Dylan Williams) won the “Best Faculty” Award. Dylan was named top oralist and Dylan and Victoria won for Top Respondent Team.
The Allard School of Law would like to recognize Francois Tougas, a longtime adjunct professor and lawyer with McMillan, who was responsible for securing funding for the team, coaching and arranging for practice mooting sessions. Mr. Tougas is also one of the leading practitioners of competition law in Canada. Without Mr. Tougas and the generosity of McMillan LLP, our participation in this new national moot would not have been possible.
We would also like to thank Professor Carol Liao for her excellent practice with the team before they left for the competition.