Hicks Morley Labour Law Moot

March 05, 2013

Mooting the legal issues as the union advocates in C.E.P.U., Local 30 v. Irving Pulp & Paper, which was recently argued before the Supreme Court of Canada, Allison Vale and Jessica Wuergler won the annual Hicks Morley Labour Law Moot. The team presented a well-argued final against the management-side moot team of Zohar Weinbrand and Lizzie Barrass.

In total, the competition saw 12 teams of mooters argue the case before panels of moot judges from the London office of Hicks Morley. The Moot winners were announced during the evening banquet at Windermere Manor on February 28.

The two teams will head to Toronto on March 22 to compete for the Hicks Cup against teams from Osgoode, Ottawa, Queens and Windsor.  Because the Western Law team of Ed O’Dwyer and Tori Crawford won the Hicks Cup last year, the school is entitled to send two teams this year to defend its title.

The teams will be arguing two moot issues: the appropriate application of the Dunsmuir test, and whether random alcohol testing is permitted in safety-sensitive workplaces. 

“Many thanks to Paul Broad and the London office of Hicks Morley, who sponsored the event, drafted the moot problem, provided a top-drawer panel of judges, and hosted the evening banquet,” said Professor Michael Lynk, the moot’s Faculty advisor.