West Coast Environmental Law is holding the World’s 2nd Twitter Moot on November 20, 2012 at 10:00 am PT (1:00 pm ET) where students from Canadian law schools will debate a public right to a healthy global atmosphere and climate change. In 140 characters or less, students will get to practice their advocacy and debating skills using the popular social network, Twitter. This means the general public can watch the debate as it happens in real time.
The Twitter Moot includes five teams of two students each from Schulich School of Dalhousie University, Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, University of Ottawa, University of Alberta and Thompson River University. The Supreme Twitter Court of Canada judges are Michael Geist, Polly Higgins and Lisa Taylor.
Here’s How to Follow The Twitter Moot
- Follow the Twitter Moot List. Go to www.twitter.com and follow the West Coast Environmental Law Twitter List that includes all the moot Team Members and Judges: https://twitter.com/WCELaw/twtmoot. Please note you don’t need to be a Twitter user to follow this list. Most mobile apps don’t allow users to follow Twitter lists so make sure you’re at a desktop computer.
- View the Live Twitter Feed on West Coast Environmental Law’s Website on November 20, 2012 at 10:00 am PT (1:00 pm ET). This page will display all the content from the Twitter Moot List. You can also follow the #Twtmoot hashtag on this site to see what people are saying about the Twitter Moot trial prior to the event.
Here’s How to Participate in the Twitter Moot
If you want to discuss climate change along with the students and other Twitter users during the World’s 2nd Twitter Moot on November 20, 2012 you can do so using the #Twtmoot hashtag. Please note you can use this hashtag leading up to, and during, the event. There was a lively discussion during the first Twitter Moot where students argued an appeal from the BC Court of Appeal decision in West Moberly First Nations v. British Columbia.
You are welcome to tweet your opinions, your support for the students and anything else related to the event. LawyerLocate.ca is proudly sponsoring the World’s 2nd Twitter Moot taking place on November 20, 2012. We look forward to seeing you there!
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