Students from Humber’s Paralegal Studies degree program excelled at the 2019 Osgoode Cup National Undergraduate Mooting Competition held recently at Osgoode Hall.
More than 90 two-member teams from across Canada participated in the competition. There were teams from as far away as the University of Calgary and Newfoundland’s Memorial University, along with teams from McGill University, Queen’s University, Western University, Wilfred Laurier University, Carleton University, University of Guelph and ten teams from the University of Toronto.
Humber also had ten mooting teams compete.
Two Humber teams reached the round of 16, ranking fourth and sixth. One of those teams reached the semifinals, the furthest a Humber team has advanced in this competition to date.
One member, Danny Pallag, was one of nine mooters to receive an Distinguished Advocate Award. Tudor Gagea, Pallag’s teammate, received the Top Advocate Award – ranking first out of 188 individual participants.
The Humber mooting teams were coached by Paige Diebel, a graduate of the Paralegal Studies degree program, who also received a Distinguished Advocates Award at the 2015 Osgoode Cup. She is a licensed paralegal with a Bay Street law firm specializing in employment law and insurance claims.