Resources

The Wilson Moot is committed to the education of law students on written and oral advocacy. This resources page has been created with this in mind.

 

Rules

Official Rules (2017)


Problems & Clarifications

2017 Problem Official Problem 2017.pdf
  Clarifications Clarifications 2017
2016 Problem Official Problem 2016.pdf
  Clarifications Clarificatons 2016
2015 Problem Official Problem 2015.pdf
  Clarifications Clarifications 2015
2014 Problem Official Problem 2014.pdf
  Clarifications Clarifications 2014
2013 Problem Official Problem 2013.pdf
  Clarifications Clarifications 2013.pdf
2012 Problem Official Problem 2012.pdf
  Clarifications Clarifications 2012.pdf
2011 Problem Official Problem 2011.PDF
  Clarifications Clarifications 2011.PDF
2010 Problem Official Problem 2010.PDF
  Clarifications Clarifications 2010.PDF


Winning Facta

2017 1st place appellant factum 1st Place Appellant Factum (2017)
    respondent factum 1st Place Respondent Factum (2017)
  2nd place appellant factum 2nd Place Appellant Factum (2017)
    respondent factum        2nd Place Respondent Factum (2017)
  3rd place appellant factum 3rd Place Appellant Factum (2017)
    respondent factum        3rd Place Respondent Factum (2017)

 

 

2016 1st place appellant factum 1st Place Appellant Factum (2016)
    respondent factum 1st Place Respondent Factum (2016)
  2nd place appellant factum 2nd Place Appellant Factum (2016)
    respondent factum 2nd Place Respondent Factum (2016)
  3rd place appellant factum 3rd Place Appellant Factum (2016)
    respondent factum 3rd Place Respondent Factum (2016)

 

2015

1st place (tie)

appellant factum

1st Place Appellant Factum (2015).pdf

respondent factum

1st Place Respondent Factum (2015).pdf

1st place (tie)

appellant factum

1st Place Appellant Factum (2015).pdf

respondent factum

1st Place Respondent Factum (2015).pdf

1st place (tie)

appellant factum

1st Place Appellant Factum (2015).pdf

respondent factum

1st Place Respondent Factum (2015).pdf

 

2014

1st place

appellant factum

1st Place Appellant Factum (2014).pdf

respondent factum

1st Place Respondent Factum (2014).pdf

2nd place

appellant factum

2nd Place Appellant Factum (2014).pdf

respondent factum

2nd Place Respondent Factum (2014).pdf

3rd place

appellant factum

3rd Place Appellant Factum (2014).pdf

respondent factum

3rd Place Respondent Factum (2014).pdf

 

2013

1st place

appellant factum

1st Place Appellant Factum (2013).pdf

respondent factum

1st Place Respondent Factum (2013).pdf

2nd place
(tie)

appellant factum

2nd Place Appellant Factum (2013).pdf

respondent factum

2nd Place Respondent Factum (2013).pdf

2nd place
(tie)

appellant factum

2nd Place Appellant Factum (2013).pdf

respondent factum

2nd Place Respondent Factum (2013).pdf

 

2012 1st place appellant factum 1st Place Appellant Factum (2012).pdf
    respondent factum 1st Place Respondent Factum (2012).pdf
  2nd place appellant factum 2nd Place Appellant Factum (2012).pdf
    respondent factum 2nd Place Respondent Factum (2012).pdf
  3rd place appellant factum 3rd Place Appellant Factum (2012).pdf
    respondent factum 3rd Place Respondent Factum (2012).pdf

2011 1st place appellant factum 1st Place Appellant Factum (2011).PDF
    respondent factum 1st Place Respondent Factum (2011).PDF
  2nd place appellant factum 2nd Place Appellant Factum (2011).PDF
    respondent factum 2nd Place Respondent Factum (2011).PDF

2010 1st place appellant factum 1st Place Appellant Factum (2010).PDF
    respondent factum 1st Place Respondent Factum (2010).PDF
  2nd place appellant factum 2nd Place Appellant Factum (2010).PDF
    respondent factum 2nd Place Respondent Factum (2010).PDF

 

 

Suggested Reading on Written and Oral Advocacy

Written Advocacy

The Hon. Justice Eleanore Cronk, “Lessons from Lewis Carrol on Excellence in Written Appellate Advocacy,” Canadian Lawyer Magazine, October 24, 2011, available from: <www.canadianlawyermag.com/3911/lessons-from-lewis-carrol-on-excellence-in-written-appellate-advocacy.html>.

The Hon. Justice Eleanore Cronk, “More Lessons in Excellence in Written Appellate Advocacy,” Canadian Lawyer Magazine, October 31, 2011, available from: <www.canadianlawyermag.com/3918/more-lessons-on-excellence-in-written-appellate-advocacy.html>.

The Hon. Justice John Laskin, “How to Write a Persuasive Factum: A Judge’s View,” Chapter 1 in Advocacy & Taxation in Canada (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2004).

The Hon. Justice John Laskin, “Forget the Wind Up and Make the Pitch: Some Suggestions for Writing More Persuasive Factums,” Ontario Courts, Publications and Speeches, Archives, available from: <www.ontariocourts.on.ca/coa/en/ps/speeches/forget.htm>.

Eugene Meehan, Q.C., “Strategic Legal Writing: Preparing Persuasive Documents,” Lang Michener LLP, available from:
<http://www.supremeadvocacy.ca/en/strategic-legal-writing-preparing-persuasive-documents>.

The Hon. Justice David Stratas, “Writing up the Facts and Winning Big: Some Secrets of the Best Writers of Legal Submissions,” Federal Court of Appeal, available from:
<http://cas-ncr-nter03.cas-satj.gc.ca/fca-caf/pdf/speech-J.Stratas-2011.pdf>.

Oral Advocacy

The Hon. Justice Ian Binnie, “In Praise of Oral Advocacy,” 21 Advocates’ Soc. J. No. 4, 3-18.

The Hon. Justice Marvin Catzman, “The Wrong Stuff: How to Lose Appeals in the Court of Appeal,” 19 Advocates Soc. J. No. 1, 1-5.

The Hon. Justice George Finlayson, “Appellate Advocacy in an Abbreviated Setting,” Ontario Courts, Publications and Speeches, Archives, available from: <http://www.ontariocourts.ca/coa/en/ps/speeches/appellate.htm>.

John Sopinka and Mark Gelowitz, The Conduct of an Appeal, 2nd Ed. (Markham, ON: Butterworths Canada Ltd., 2000), and especially Chapter 9.