March 2011 – Richard Billington, Q.C. judges final round of Canadian Jessup International Moot

As part of Billington Barristers’ commitment to the mentorship of young lawyers, Richard Billington, Q.C. adjudicated at the final Canadian round of the White & Case Canadian National Division Qualifying Tournament of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, held in Calgary. This competition between top students of 15 Canadian law schools dealt with an international complaint between two states where predator drone attacks on terrorists and separatists, interference with religious and cultural clothing, and violations of OECD guidelines on the conduct of multinational enterprises were all addressed in a single scenario. This year’s moot was “Concerning the Zetian Provinces”.

Adjudicators at the finals included Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal, Alberta Court of Appeal, and Court of Queen’s Bench, as well as senior academics and practitioners from across the nation. The top teams will represent Canada in the International Final, in Washington, DC.