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advocacy moot. Meanwhile, the team of Madeline Keating (2L) and Anyssa
Plan (2L), supported by researcher Becca Liu (2L), received the “Top Appellant
Factum” award at the Jessup International Law Moot competition.
TRU Law competed in the Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Law
Moot for the first time. TRU Law also sent teams to the Bowman Tax Moot,
the Family Law Negotiation Competition, the Wilson Moot and the Hockey
Arbitration Competition of Canada.
We thank the coaches from the B.C., Alberta and Ontario legal communities
for their work coaching these moots. Without them, the moot program
could not run, let alone be as successful as it is. Thanks to Des MacMillan
and Danielle Ching McNamee (B.C. Law Schools); Abbey Kind, Derrick
Osborne and Monica Cheng (Bowman); Amanda Winters (Family); Michael
Geib, Tiana Reid and Dylan Taylor (Hockey Arbitration); David Knapp
(Immigration); Laryssa Borowyk, Ryan Gauthier, Carina Olsthoorn and
Greg Pun, Q.C. (Jessup); Chrystie Stewart (Kawaskimhon); Frank Caputo
and Kelly Melnyk (MacIntyre); and Emily MacKinnon, Grace McDonell,
Brodie Noga and Sergio Ortega (Wilson).
With the academic year wrapping up, TRU Law is also pleased to announce
its valedictorian, gold medallist and Abella prize recipients.
The 2022 TRU Law valedictorian is Angela Tenisci. Born and raised in
Kamloops, Angela completed her first degree at UBC before becoming an
RCMP officer on Vancouver Island. During her time with the RCMP, Angela
was honoured with the Award of Valour in 2017, the highest award for
a police officer in B.C., for stopping a domestic assault and providing lifesaving
first aid to the victim. Since joining TRU Law, Angela has been a TRU
Law ambassador, a Pro Bono Students Canada TRU Chapter program coordinator
and a member of TRU’s 2020 National Sports Law Negotiation Competition
team. She has also worked at the TRU Community Legal Clinic and
was the managing editor of the Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary
Law, while receiving course prizes for three courses, and the Ken
Lepin Prize of Excellence in Law. She has been a research assistant for two
professors and a board member of the Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry
Society. Angela plans to practise law in Kamloops, articling at Fulton & Co.
The 2022 TRU Law gold medallist is Janae Enns. Before coming to law
school, Janae worked for the Cowichan Valley Regional District in planning
and economic development. Building on her work experience and her bachelor’s
and master’s degrees in geography and community planning, Janae
is planning to pursue a career in municipal law. After coming to TRU Law,