SAS Student Among Top Performers at 2017 OSGOODE Law School Competition


Anish Kamboj

Anish Kamboj, a fourth year SAS student, recently participated in the 2017 Osgoode Cup, the largest Mooting Competition in Canada. This competition has been held annually since 2005 and takes place at Osgoode Hall Law School and is run jointly by the Osgoode Debate Society and the Osgoode Mooting Society. The aim is to introduce undergraduate students to mooting which is a type of public speaking common in law school. The competition also serves as a vehicle for students with an interest in law to get a sense of what it is like to act as lawyers in an appeal before actual judges. A "moot" is a mock legal proceeding in which students argue an appeal in a case designed to challenge students' verbal and written advocacy skills.

Anish's team ranked in the Top 8 of 116 teams which places it among the strongest undergraduate mooting teams in Canada. Other members of the team include: Jen Lorestani, Jasleen Kaur, Albina Mamonkina, Steven Mounouchos, Khurram Shamim, Ajay Rakhra, Jasmine Sangha, Awale Deria. The event is extremely competitive and popular among budding law school students and attracts the “best and the brightest” from across the Canadian universities. The Chief Justice of the event was Justice Rothstein, formerly of the Supreme Court of Canada who provided the keynote address at the banquet and judged the final round.

In addition to completing his final year in the BCom degree program in the School of Administrative Studies, Anish has spent this past year serving as the 2016-2017 Co-President of The Moot Law Society at York University.