Advice and Hints to Moot Participants - Jessup Moot 2003 - "Quotable Quotes"
[On the fictitious country of "Annolay"] Where is Annolay? Nobody seems to know where Annolay is.
Advice from Justice Ian Binnie, Supreme Court of Canada
- Do not promise more than you can deliver, or bite off more than you can chew.
The implication of the facts that you concede to or ramifications of your statements are important.
- Peak the interest of the judges.
Here is the real question. Here is why it is important!.
- Do not hurry
Pretend you are the one at the airline counter. You are the one in front and that is all they should care about.
Advice from Wade Raaslaub, Legal Counsel for Court of Appeal of Alberta
- Know your argument, know your colleague's argument and think on your feet.
Advice from Donat Pharand, Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Ottawa
- When you finish answering a question and you are doubtful about the answer - DON'T pause for very long. GO ON - or else
you give the judge a chance to say "but..."
- Know the facts. Know the law.
[ Make the judge feel that he has no choice but to agree.]
Above reported by volunteer Mona Chan, 2L
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