About The Moot

The Donald G.H. Bowman National Tax Moot is Canada’s first competitive moot on taxation and is administered by a committee of judges and practitioners. The Moot is named after the Honourable Donald G.H. Bowman, former Chief Justice of the Tax Court of Canada.

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).

Featured above from left to right: Solomiya Zakharchuk, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University; The Honourable Judith M. Woods, Federal Court of Appeal; and Daniel Mount, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.

The 2021 Donald G.H. Bowman National Tax Moot took place online on February 26 and 27, 2021.

Congratulations to all participating teams and to our award winners:

  • Best Team: Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Best Factum – Appellant: Thompson Rivers University
  • Best Factum – Respondent: University of New Brunswick
  • Best Advocate: Sidney Brejak, University of Windsor

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