The Donald G.H. Bowman National Tax Moot is Canada’s first competitive moot on taxation. The Moot is named after the Honourable Donald G.H. Bowman, former Chief Justice of the Tax Court of Canada. It was founded by Dr. Emir Crowne, Associate Professor, and Professor John P. Weir, both of the University of Windsor Law School, and the partnership of Dentons Canada LLP. It is administered by a committee of jurists, practitioners, academics and students. The competition consists of preliminary rounds leading up to a final round with the two remaining teams. The chosen problem is in the area of tax law. Each student team submits a factum and presents oral argument based on that written work. The tax firm of Felesky Flynn LLP provides the coaches. Students prepare for this moot by practicing in front of a wide range of business and tax law professionals, which allows for network-building opportunities.
In 2017, it became a bilingual competition by allowing students to plead and prepare their written arguments in the official language of their choice. Interpreters are provided for bilingual moot(s). More information, including the rules of the Competition, can be found here.
The University of Calgary last won The Donald G.H. Bowman National Tax Moot in 2016