Lisa’s “moot court” appearance at U. de Sherbrooke

Lisa, in 2nd year law at the University of Sherbrooke (studying in French!) had signed up for an optional course in which participants acted as litigation lawyers in a “moot court” (procès simulĂ©). Together with classmate Marie-Julie, Lisa represented a fictional plaintiff who had been hurt in a snowmobile accident. Lisa invited us to come and watch, as this is a bit of theatre which takes place in a large room set up like a courtroom. We decided to make a road trip out of it, and booked an overnight stay at a B&B in Sherbrooke, for last night.

Lisa did very well in her role, to the point that her teacher for the course, who acted as both court clerk and one of the expert witnesses, told her afterwards that she planned to submit Lisa’s name for the prize awarded to the best “pleader”. We’re very proud of her!

Afterwards, we went out to dinner with Lisa and with a number of members of the family of Marie-Julie, at a packed “Boston Pizza” in the outskirts of the city. Our B&B was very pleasant, with very warm and welcoming hosts. Lisa joined us for a very tasty and pleasingly presented breakfast. We highly recommend this place.

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