World’s first Twitter moot

On Tuesday, February 21st, 2012, at 10am PST (1 pm EST), the non-profit organization West Coast Environmental Law in Canada will be hosting the world’s first ever Moot Court to be held on the popular social media platform, Twitter.

Three judges and teams from five law schools across Canada will make social media and legal history, participating in a mock appeal of a recent precedent-setting environmental case, with the teams and judges all participating via Twitter. (Thanks to Library Boy for bringing this event to my attention).

Click here to go to the moot website

How you can participate…

You don’t need to be on Twitter to follow the event.  You will be able to follow along through the “twitter feed” embedded in the moot web page, or by accessing the  Twtmoot list on the Twitter website.

If you are on Twitter, you will be able to:

  • Follow the TwtMoot List.  On the day of the event, this list will follow the judges and participants only, so that you can follow the legal arguments and questions from the judges without distractions; and
  • Participate in discussions about the Moot using the #twtcourt hashtag.

After each team has completed its Twitter submissions, those following the event will be invited to rank the team – contributing to the “People’s Choice” award.

To find out more about moots, have a look at this Guide to Mooting by the University of Aberdeen.

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