First Year Assignment Schedule & Moot Info

2018-2019 First-Year Assignment Schedule

First year students have assignments due in their Torts, Public Law, Transnational Law and Legal Research & Writing Classes. They also have to prepare a factum and participate in a moot in their Contracts class.  The Assistant Dean, Students works with the faculty members teaching these courses to prepare a common assignment schedule.  All assignments are due on the date indicated on the schedule below.

Assignment Schedule ***Last Updated August 3, 2018 (to include Sept 7 mandatory event)***

Note: This schedule is subject to change. Please direct any questions about the timetable to the Assistant Dean, Students, Kaila Mikkelsen: mikkelsen@allard.ubc.ca.  Students requiring academic concessions should consult the Assistant Dean, Students well in advance of the due date for an assignment or an examination date.

February 2019 First-Year Moot Information 

Information updated December 3rd 2018

Timeline of events:

January 3, 2019 | Contracts - Moot Problem Distributed to Students

January 3, 2019 | 12:30pm: Factum Writing Lecture (to prepare 1Ls for their factum) – Mandatory for 1Ls

January 16, 2019 | Contracts - Appellants' Factums Filed and Served Electronically (hard copy to Moot Court Registrars)

January 21, 2019 | 12:30pm: Oral Advocacy Lecture (to prepare 1Ls for their moot) – Mandatory for 1Ls

January 24, 2019 | Contracts - Respondents' Factums Filed and Served Electronically (hard copy to Moot Court Registrars)

January 29, 2019 | 2:00pm: Demo Moot and Q&A with the Registrars  - Highly recommended for 1Ls

February 4, 2019 | Contracts - Moots (Section .001; Bakan) All moots are held in the evening

February 5, 2019 | Contracts - Moots (Section .002; Uteck)

February 6, 2019 | Contracts - Moots (Section .003; Aloni)

February 7, 2019 | Contracts - Moots (Section .004; Biukovic)

Important documents:

First Year Moot Court Rules 2019 (updated January 4, 2019)

FAQ's

Sample UBC Appellant's Factum (Gale Cup 2015)

Sample UBC Respondent's Factum (Gale Cup 2015)

Practice Direction Regarding Addressing the Court

Contact information:

  • Ask the Registrars (firstyearmoots@allard.ubc.ca) questions on administrative or procedural issues.
  • Ask your Contracts Professor questions regarding substantive legal issues in the moot problem.
  • Ask Lucia Pecnikova, Manager, Student Experience (pecnikova@allard.ubc.ca) questions regarding academic concessions.