Toronto, Ontario - November 17, 2015 – Humber College is hosting the third annual Paralegal Cup – the only intercollegiate mooting competition exclusive to paralegal students in Ontario.

Mooting, a popular form of mock legal argumentation at law schools, involves two student teams identifying and addressing legal issues in a selected case. Drawing on their advocacy, research and writing skills, teams present ten-minute oral submissions before a panel of judges.

“The Paralegal Cup strengthens students’ advocacy and critical thinking skills. It gives them the opportunity to argue complex pieces of law in a learning environment, while interacting with senior mentors from the legal community,” said Madeline Williams, Paralegal Cup Coordinator, Steering Committee member and Humber Paralegal Degree Student. “The calibre of participating students is strong. Many put in long hours preparing for the event and capitalize on their chance to demonstrate their abilities in front of industry professionals.”

Day one of the competition features four rounds of student team submissions along with industry and professional networking opportunities. The top eight teams advance to day two, with the winning team awarded the Paralegal Cup.

For more information about the 2015 Paralegal Cup, visit paralegalcup.ca

Event

Third Annual Paralegal Cup

When

Saturday November 21 – Sunday November 22, 2015

 8am - 4 pm

Banquet Ceremony – 6:30pm – 8:30pm (Tickets available)

Where

Humber College Lakeshore Campus – Lakeshore Commons (Building L) – various rooms

3199 Lake Shore Blvd. West

http://www.humber.ca/contact-us/maps

Interview/Photo Op

Humber Paralegal students and faculty, Other participating Ontario colleges, Members of the Law Society of Ontario


About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Established in 1967, Humber is one of Canada’s leading postsecondary institutions. Committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning, Humber serves 29,200 full-time and 23,000 part-time and continuing education students. With an internationally recognized reputation for quality learning, Humber offers a wide-range of career-focused opportunities for students to personalize their educational path, including 160 full-time programs across more than 40 fields of study, 200 part-time and 400 online programs or courses. More than four out of five of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit humber.ca.

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For more information:
Kavelle Deonanan
Event Coordinator/Community Liaison
416.675.6622 ext. 3251
kavelle.deonanan@humber.ca