15 Dec '11, 6pm

World First: Environmental Law Appeal To Be Argued Over Twitter

World First: Environmental Law Appeal To Be Argued Over Twitter

Twitter has been used for many amazing social events, but what about the arguing of an environmental law? West Coast Environmental Law is going to host the first ever moot court held on Twitter, so everyone can watch as law students pick apart or defend an environmental law. On Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 10am PST the moot court -- a simulated court hearing -- will begin. Law students from 5 prominent Canadian law schools, including British Columbia, Dalhousie, Ottawa, Victoria and York (Osgoode Hall), are set to compete. They'll be presenting their arguments over Twitter in a simulated appeal of an actual court case: West Moberly First Nations v. British Columbia . This case will bring awareness to an Aboriginal Nation fighting against coal mining. Lawyers are not typically known for brevity, so this will be a fascinating challenge. How do you make an argument in 140 ...

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