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Osgoode Hall law students win 1st ever Twitter Moot

February 22, 2012

Osgoode Hall law students win 1st ever Twitter Moot

Vancouver. Nicole Petersen and Emelia Baack, two law students with Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, have won the World?s First Twitter Moot (a legal appeal argued entirely over Twitter). The Twitter Moot, held at 10 am PST/1pm EST, saw event Judges Kathleen Mahoney, Omar HaRedeye, and William Deverell grill teams from 5 Canadian law schools over Twitter in a case about First Nations, coal mining and an endangered caribou herd.

?The Twitter Moot organizers and the judges would like to congratulate Emelia and Nicole on their win,? said West Coast Environmental Law Staff Lawyer and Twitter Moot Administrator, Andrew Gage. ?All of the teams did an incredible job and did their universities proud.?

Nicole Petersen, commenting on her win, said: ?Wow! The Twitter Moot was a great experience. Thank you so much to the judges, the other #twtmoot participants and to West Coast Environmental Law.?

In addition to bragging rights, Emelia and Nicole will split a $500 prize.

The competition also allowed observers to pick the the people's choice award, which went to University of Victoria students Matthew Nefstead and Jenn Cameron.

Omar Ha-Redeye was a judge in the moot.

The Twitter Moot was made possible through the generous financial support of our sponsors: (Gold) the Law Foundation of British Columbia (our sustaining funder); and (Silver) Donovan and Company, Iler Campbell LLP, McCarthy Tetrault, Miller Thomson LLP, Ng Ariss Fong, Saxe Law Corporation, Skunkworks Creative Group, and Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP. (See for complete list of sponsors)

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