February 22, 2018
The Allard School of Law team are this year’s winners of the Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot. The four students competed in the semi-finals against Singapore Management University, and then advanced to the final round against the University of Queensland, Australia.
In addition to two trophies and a cash prize of $500 that the team won, Alison Colpitts won best Grand Moot Oralist. As the winner, Alison will have the incredible opportunity to travel to Vienna to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. There she will spend a week shadowing the secretariat, while witnessing the 75 country delegations in action.
“It was a true pleasure to moot in front of judges, practitioners, and academics from around the world and I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to hone my oral advocacy skills,” said Alison. “I relished the opportunity to meet law students from all over the globe and compete against such impressive opponents. I had a terrific team and definitely would not have won my individual award without their support. Our two coaches, Professor Janis Sarra and Colin Brousson were exceptionally dedicated to our team and provided invaluable guidance throughout the entire process. Mooting is challenging - sometimes overwhelmingly so - but also an immensely rewarding experience.”
This year’s moot was hosted in Vancouver and was held in conjunction with the UBC Annual Review of Insolvency Law Conference. The competition provides a unique opportunity for students to experience real-world court proceedings before an international panel of prestigious judges.
Learn more about the Allard School of Law Competitive Moot Program.