February 2012 - Billington-Baker Cup awarded at University of Calgary Law School
The trophy for top debater at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law was awarded on February 7, at the annual Blackstone Debates. Alastair MacKinnon was presented with the Billington-Baker cup by Richard Billington, QC of Billington Barristers. The Blackstone medals for top team were awarded to Lily Rabinovitch and Tim Stock-Bateman, and were awarded by Tema Blackstone, daughter of the founder of the Blackstone debates, Hon. Irwin Blackstone. The final debate was adjudicated by Susan V.R. Billington, QC, a past winner of the Blackstone debate and law school dean Ian Holloway, QC, together with Richard Billington. The cup for top oralist was donated by the late Geoff Baker, QC and Rick Billington, QC who have been the only team to win the Blackstone medals in each of their three years of law school.