On November 20th 2012 at 10am PST (1pm EST), students from law schools across Canada will argue about whether or not you (and everyone else) have a right to a healthy global atmosphere in the world’s second ever Twitter Moot. This mock court case will allow law students to polish their advocacy skills using statements of 140 characters or less over Twitter, while allowing an international audience to consider what the law has to say about climate change.
In February 2012 the World’s First Ever Twitter Moot (#twtmoot) was the #1 trending topic in Canada – meaning it was the most discussed issue in the country.
“A moot is a legal debate in a courtroom setting ... [T]eams of counsel attempt to persuade a judge of the strength of their case by reference to legal authority.” – University of Aberdeen’s A Guide to Mooting
“Basically it’s a make-believe court for lawyers and law students. … We’re taking the moot out of the court room and onto Twitter to start a national conversation about how the law protects our atmosphere, 140 characters at a time.” – The Story of #Twtmoot