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Hamilton Twitter Moot

A Twitter Moot is an online debate where students discuss a pressing legal issue. 

On Thursday, April 16, 2015, the Hamilton committee organized its inaugural Twitter Moot to celebrate Law Day (a national event to commemorate the signing of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms). The committee has been offering this popular initiative to students in the region ever since.

Students have debated these questions: To what extent should students be held accountable for negative online behaviour? Does screening a student’s person, belongings or electronic devices while at school violate the student’s legal rights? And should administrative segregation (solitary confinement) be outlawed in Canada?

Students participate individually or in teams during class hours to voice their opinion and engage in thoughtful dialogue with other students from across Hamilton.

The Twitter Moot offers students a fun opportunity to learn about law and focus on a legal issue relevant to them. And the Twitter Moot winners win a lunch with a Hamilton Court Judge!


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