On February 17th and 18th, 2017, the 39th edition of the Pierre-Basile-Mignault pleading competition was held between students from six civil law faculties in Canada.
Lavery has been involved in this competition for several years. This year, students from two teams were supervised by four lawyers from the Litigation group:
- Laurence Bich-Carrière and Maude Lafortune-Bélair for the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
- Justin Gravel and Audrey-Julie Dallaire for the Université de Sherbrooke (UdeS)
UQAM’s appellant team won the Yvon Blais Cup, which is awarded to the finalist team.
Two members of the UQAM team were awarded prizes for best speaker: Laurence Landry-Plouffe received the Canadian Bar Association Cup, Quebec Division (2nd best) and Mélissa Desgroseillers was the recipient of the Lavery Cup (3rd best).
Click here for more information on the Pierre-Basile-Mignault Moot Court Competition.