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March 10, 2016

Fillmore Riley’s Ari Hanson coaches law students in Canadian Corporate/Securities Law Moot Court Competition.

Fillmore Riley maintains close ties with Robson Hall. From teaching law courses to judging negotiation competitions, Fillmore Riley’s lawyers continue to give back to the law school that has educated so many of our province’s lawyers.

Ari Hanson, who graduated from the Faculty of Law as the gold medallist in 2012, has coached students for the Canadian Corporate/Securities Law Moot Court Competition for the last two years.

Recognized as the leading event of its kind in Canada, the annual competition, hosted by Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg in Toronto, provides an opportunity for top students from law schools across Canada to argue a mock Supreme Court appeal involving legal issues in corporate and securities law.

The students' performance is judged by senior practitioners from Toronto law firms and corporations, regulators from the Ontario Securities Commission, and judges from several courts. This year’s final round was judged by a panel of distinguished guest judges including The Honourable Mr. Justice Michael Moldaver of the Supreme Court of Canada.

“I am very proud of this year’s team of students,” said Ari. “The amount of work that the students put into preparation for the competition goes above and beyond any sort of normal course work.”

The Robson Hall team consisted of Sharyne Hamm, David Meier, Desiree Hale, and Kelsey MacKay. Ari, along with professor Darcy MacPherson, coached the team, assisting the members with factum preparation and practice rounds. Ari also accompanied the team to Toronto as their coach at the competition itself.