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Osgoode Hall students win virtual national tax moot

Thursday, March 04, 2021 @ 12:40 PM | By John Chunn


Dentons announced that the Osgoode Hall Law School has won top honours at the 11th Annual Donald G.H. Bowman National Tax Moot in its first-ever virtual event. This year, students from 16 law schools across Canada competed in the two-day moot, arguing the real-life case of MacDonald v. Canada 2020 SCC 6.

The moot, named after Donald G.H. Bowman, former chief justice of the Tax Court of Canada and former counsel to Dentons, was held virtually on Feb. 26-27, 2021. This new format presented students with real-life challenges faced during court hearings in the new dynamic, while providing them the opportunity to present in front of a panel of high-calibre judges from the Federal Court of Appeal and Tax Court, and practitioners from private practice.

The winners in other categories included: Sidney Brejak (University of Windsor) for Best Advocate; Thompson Rivers University for Best Factum – Appellant; and the University of New Brunswick for Best Factum – Respondent.