March 11, 2019
Students from Humber’s Bachelor of Applied Arts Paralegal Studies degree program excelled at the 2019 Osgoode Cup National Undergraduate Mooting Competition held on March 2nd and 3rd, 2019 at Osgoode Hall Law School. There were 94 two-member mooting teams participating in the Mooting Competition from across Canada. There were teams from as far away as the University of Calgary and Memorial University of Newfoundland, as well as teams from McGill University, Queen’s University, Western University, Wilfred Laurier University, Carleton University, University of Guelph, and ten teams from the University of Toronto. Humber also had ten mooting teams.
Two Humber teams reached round 16 and ranked fourth and sixth out of the 94 teams. One of those teams reached the semi-finals, which is the furthest a Humber team has advanced in this Undergraduate Competition. Of the team members, Danny Pallag, was one of nine mooters to receive a Distinguished Advocate Award. But, what was truly outstanding, was that the other team member, Tudor Gagea, received the Top Advocate Award, ranking first out of 188 individual participants. This was a spectacular accomplishment for Tudor and Humber. Humber has proven to be a power to be reckoned with at national competitions.
The Humber mooting teams were coached by Paige Diebel, a graduate of the Paralegal Studies degree program, who also received a Distinguished Advocates Award at the 2015 Osgoode Cup. She is a licensed paralegal with a Bay Street law firm specializing in employment law and insurance.