Two teams from the Queen’s University Faculty of Law, a team from Syracuse University, and one from the University of Calgary have taken the lead in the two-day competition in Toronto.
The event is a moot competition for law students designed to simulate the salary arbitration procedures used in the National Hockey League. Teams represent one of three real-life NHL players who went through the salary arbitration process this summer. Each team takes one side of the case — the club or player — and they compete by writing briefs and making arguments on the fairness of the salary amount the player stands to receive.
This year, the players included forward Marcus Johansson of the Washington Capitals, whose midpoint salary is $3.75-million; defence man, Justin Schultz of the Edmonton Oilers, whose midpoint salary was $3.9 million; and Mike Hoffman, a forward with the Ottawa Senators whose midpoint salary was $2 million.