The Donald G.H. Bowman National Tax Moot is Canada’s first competitive moot on taxation. The Moot is named after the Honourable Donald G.H. Bowman, former Chief Justice of the Tax Court of Canada.
The Donald G.H. Bowman Moot was founded by Dr. Emir Crowne, Associate Professor, and Professor John P. Weir, both of the University of Windsor Law School with the inaugural edition held in 2011. It is administered by a committee of judges, practitioners, academics and students.
Students compete over two days in two preliminary rounds, semi-finals and the final moot before a panel of three judges. Winners are announced at a dinner on the last day of the Moot.
In 2017, we became a bilingual competition by allowing students to plead and prepare their written arguments in the official language of their choice. Interpreters are provided for bilingual moot(s).
The 2020 Bowman Moot Winner: University of Saskatchewan
In alphabetical order: Graham Fuga, Madison Miller, William Hampton and Anna Lekach with The Hon. Donald G.H. Bowman and The Honourable Judith M. Woods
The 2020 Donald G.H. Bowman National Tax Moot took place in Toronto on February 28-29, 2020.
Congratulations to all participating teams. And congratulations to our award winners:
- Best Team: University of Saskatchewan
- Best Factum – Appellant: University of Saskatchewan
- Best Factum – Respondent: University of Ottawa
- Best Advocate: Changhai Zhu – Osgoode Hall Law School