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UVic law students will compete today in world's first moot court on Twitter

Feb 21 2012

The hashtag has nothing to do with the medical marijuana case in B.C. Supreme Court.

And the 140 characters will not be sitting in the public gallery of the Victoria courthouse.

As the world's first moot court on Twitter gets underway at 10 a.m. today, the 140-character arguments will be flying off the fingers of young law students across Canada.

Three judges and law students from University of Victoria, University of B.C., University of Ottawa, Dalhousie University and York University will participate in Twitter Moot, organized by West Coast Environmental Law.

Each team has 10 minutes to tweet their arguments in a simulated appeal of the recent court case West Moberly First Nations v. B.C.

For those on Twitter, the hashtag for the event is #twtmoot.

(For those who need a translation, Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service where users send and read messages of up to 140 characters.)

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