Frequently Asked Questions

All undergraduate and graduate students from Canadian universities and colleges are welcome to attend the tournament on November 9th and 10th of this year! Unfortunately, the competition is closed to students who are currently attending law schools. However, law school students are more than welcome to judge the competition. 

The 11th Annual Capital Cup Mooting Tournament will be held on November 9th and 10th of this year at Carleton University, the Provincial and Supreme Courts of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario. Registration will be open from the 7th of October to the 5th of November.  

Absolutely! There will be participants from a variety of backgrounds and levels of experience. In the past, beginner mooters have won awards or proceeded to final rounds at Capital Cup. You are encouraged to participate as you will receive feedback from judges and this will be an opportunity to improve your advocacy skills. Beginner mooters are encouraged to look over the Introductory Mooter Guide

Who can compete at the Capital Cup Undergraduate Mooting Competition?


When and Where will the Capital Cup Mooting Tournament be held?


I have never mooted before. Can I / Should I compete at the Capital Cup Mooting Tournament?


Who will the judge the tournament? Can I apply to judge the tournament?


What type of case will this year’s tournament be based on?


Where will the tournament take place? When will the schedule for the weekend be released?


Will the event be catered? 


Will I have access to Wifi and printing during the tournament?


Can my family come and watch me compete at the tournament?


How do I pay my team or group’s registration fees?


I would like to sponsor the event. Whom can I contact to get more information on sponsorship opportunities?


The judiciary will represent the legal profession in the National Capital Region and will be composed of actual judges, lawyers, professors and law students. If you fit the description prescripted above, please apply to be a judge for the Capital Cup Mooting Tournament. 

The preliminary rounds will be held at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. The locations of the quarterfinal, semifinal and final rounds are to be announced.


A light breakfast and lunch will be provided on both competition days. There will also be a banquet dinner (included in registration) on the 9th. More information about the tournament and the banquet can be found on the schedule


Yes. All venues will be open to the public, but we ask that you let us know ahead of time should you wish to bring a guest (please address your email to Afreen Delvi - Communications Officer at Unfortunately, it will not be possible to open the banquet to ANYONE other than participants, judges and sponsors.


Yes, you will have access to wifi for the duration of the tournament when you are not presenting your arguments. The wifi codes will be provided to you ahead of the tournament. However, you will NOT have access to a printer. Therefore, it is recommended that you bring all necessary materials with you ahead of time. 


You may pay by sending us an Interac E-Transfer to 

You must, however, fill out the registration form for your team and pay for you to successfully register for the tournament.


Once you receive a confirmation email and a receipt, you have successfully registered.  

Please look over our sponsorship package if you wish to partner with us. Should you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at .


If you have additional questions or comments, please do not hesitate to fill out our contact form.
We look forward to hearing from you. 
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CAPITAL CUP acknowledges the location of the tournament is on the traditional, unceded territories of the Algonquin nation.

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