Western Law reaches finals at Niagara International Moot

March 05, 2012

Niagara MootThe Western Law team of James van Wyck, Rachel Slingerland, Stephanie Doucet and Justin Dick (all coached by Prof. Nina Khouri) enjoyed success at this year’s Niagara International Moot Court competition held in Washington D.C. on February 24 and 25.

The Western Law team made it to the finals, competing before two judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and a prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.  The closely fought all-Canadian finals, held at the Canadian embassy, saw the University of Windsor ultimately winning first place while the Western Law team was awarded best applicant’s written brief/factum.

The Niagara Moot, administered by the Canada United States Law Institute, drew teams from 15 American and three Canadian law schools. Participating teams addressed a hypothetical dispute affecting the bi-lateral relationship before the International Court of Justice.

This year’s Niagara Moot Court problem, "The Case Concerning Intervention in Tangoon" focused on the responsibilities that private, governmental and corporate actors face regarding humanitarian intervention in times of natural disaster.