About the Moot

The Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Law Moot (the “Moot”) is Canada’s first moot on immigration, refugee, and citizenship law. It is a national bilingual competition. The inaugural competition was held on March 11 and 12, 2021 by video-conference owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.The 2022 Moot will be held in Spring 2022 and will again be an all-virtual event, reflecting the reality that virtual hearings have become a permanent part of Canadian courts and allowing student participants to improve their virtual advocacy skills needed by the next generation of lawyers.

The Moot’s purpose is to provide a unique opportunity for law students, judges, decision-makers, academics, and practitioners from the public and private sectors to meet and debate problems of current importance in the fields of immigration refugee and citizenship law. The Moot’s objectives are the following:

  • to support and encourage legal education;
  • to foster collegiality and collaboration in the legal community; and
  • to promote interest in and appreciation for the fields of immigration , refugee, and citizenship law