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    Windsor Law Runner up at Arnup Cup and Advances to Sopinka Cup Round

    Eric Costaris
    and Jeff LaPorte (both Law III), with Andrea MacGillivary (Law II) as alternate, competed this past weekend in the Arnup Cup Trial Advocacy Moot in Toronto. The team was coached by Scott Kerwin '06 of the Windsor Crown Attorney's Office. The team placed second. Windsor Law was one of three teams from Ontario selected to advance to the Sopinka Cup finals along with Arnup Cup winning team, the University of Toronto, and the University of Ottawa.

    The case mooted in the Arnup Cup was a 2nd degree murder case involving a bar room fight and including a self-defence argument. The Windsor team argued for the Crown.  Further, the problem included evidentiary issues such as a KGB statement, Character evidence, Corbet applications, post-offence conduct, a Vetrovec warning, and Hearsay.  Windsor Law argued before a panel of six adjudicators who graded on the basis of advocacy and trial performance. Justice Epstein, from the Court of Appeal, spoke at the banquet. She was the trial judge for the case ( R. v. Talbot) upon which the moot problem was based. R. v. Talbotwas recently decided by the Ontario Court of Appeal.

    The Sopinka Cup will be held in Ottawa March 12-14, 2010. Eight teams from across Canada will complete for the national title.

    Congratulations and Good Luck!