Lakehead law school students are heading to Canada’s national trial advocacy competition after winning the Arnup Cup in Toronto earlier this month.
This is the first time the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law has won the mock-trial competition. Third-year students Amanda Gallo and Nathan Wainwright, joined by alternates Phaedra Olinyk and Austin Nix, out-performed competitors from all law schools in Ontario, earning their ticket to the Sopinka Cup in Ottawa this March.
“It was a really great experience, a really positive one,” Gallo says. “I think that any time you have the opportunity to participate in an exercise that's so practical, really getting out there, running a full-length trial from start to finish where you're dealing with witnesses, real judges and real jurors, it's something that's really beneficial.”