D. Jared Brown has been invited to participate as a judge in this year’s 2018 Davies Corporate/Securities Law Moot Court competition at the Federal Court of Canada.
Recognized as the leading event of its kind in Canada, Davies’ annual Corporate/Securities Law Moot, which will be held on March 9 and 10, provides an opportunity for top students from Canadian law schools to debate current legal issues in corporate and securities law with senior practitioners from Toronto law firms and corporations, regulators from the Ontario Securities Commission and judges. The students are tested on their written advocacy (presented in a factum delivered prior to the competition) and their oral advocacy. Each student is required to argue twice during the competition, once on behalf of the appellant and once on behalf of the respondent.
In years past twelve law schools from across Canada have competed in the two-day event before panels of judges drawn from Davies, the judiciary and the legal and business communities. The two top teams compete in a final round before a five-member panel, which last year consisted of The Honourable Justice Andromache Karakatsanis of the Supreme Court of Canada, retired Supreme Court of Canada Justices Ian Binnie and Morris Fish, The Honourable Justice Robert Sharpe of the Court of Appeal for Ontario and Mr. Grant Vingoe, Vice-Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission.