Once again Heuristica is pleased to sponsor the Laskin, Canada’s only annual national bilingual moot court competition.


The Laskin is an annual moot court competition that deals with Canadian administrative and constitutional law issues.  The competition is named in memory of one of Canada’s greatest legal scholars and jurists, the late Chief Justice Bora Laskin.


The Laskin aims to provide a unique opportunity for law students, judges, law professors and practitioners from across Canada to meet and debate problems of current importance in the law.  Its goals are to:


  • foster a better and deeper understanding of the law
  • support and encourage legal education and bilingualism
  • promote in the legal community a spirit of cooperation and understanding that transcends linguistic and provincial boundaries.

Every year, the Laskin has featured a problem that is concerned with issues of national interest and social importance.  Subjects addressed in past years include discrimination against women, the rights of First Nations peoples, language rights, globalisation, freedom of expression, and the legal implications of cutting-edge technology. This year’s problem deals with, of course, AI.


The competition is administered by a committee of volunteer judges and lawyers, and is hosted by a different Canadian law school each year.  This year the event will be hosted by the University of Calgary Faculty of Law.


Brian Pel, Heuristica’s COO and Senior Counsel, is Co-Chair of the Laskin Steering Committee which is made up of lawyers and judges and Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s CEO and Senior Counsel, will participate as a judge in the competition.


For more information about the Laskin please visit its web site: laskin.ca.