Hicks Morley Labour Law Moot

The team of Ed O'Dwyer and Tori Crawford was awarded the Hicks Plaque at the 14th annual Hicks Morley Labour Law Moot held on February 29. They won top place after a well-argued round against their final round opponents, Elba Bendo and Leng Low.

The students mooted in front of a panel of lawyers from the London office of Hicks Morley.

A total of 11 teams competed in the Hicks Moot, arguing whether the right to strike is contained within s. 2(d) (Freedom of Association) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The moot problem was based on a decision released in early February 2012 by the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench, Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v. Saskatchewan, involving a challenge to the constitutionality of essential services legislation enacted by the province in 2007 and 2008.

Ed O'Dwyer and Tori Crawford will compete for the Hicks Cup in Toronto on March 23 against teams from Ottawa, Windsor and Queen's.