The Sopinka Cup is awarded annually at the National Trial Advocacy Competition to participating teams from Canadian law schools. After regional elimination, eight law schools representing the various geographical areas of the country compete in Ottawa in the National Finals for the Sopinka Cup. This competition, which is completely bilingual, was established to honor the memory of the late Mr. Justice John Sopinka, Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, who was a long-standing and devoted Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
The American College of Trial Lawyers sponsors the competition and makes a substantial contribution to its funding. The purpose of the competition is to encourage law schools to train students in the art of oral advocacy. In the short time since its establishment, the Sopinka Cup competition has fostered a competitive spirit and social mingling between the Bench, Bar, and Students producing a lasting tribute to a gifted advocate and judge.
2017 SOPINKA CUP
March 17-18, 2017
Arnup Cup February 10-11, 2017
Guy-Guérin Cup/Coupe Guy-Guérin February 10, 2017
MacIntyre Cup February 9-11, 2017
McKelvey Cup February 10-11, 2017