Law students looked to score on the court rather than in court at this year’s back-to-in-person Hooplaw basketball tournament for members of the Lower Mainland legal profession. On Sept. 10, TRU Law fielded a team that played in the competitive bracket and had a strong showing.
The long-running event raises money for charity while also showcasing the competitive spirit and camaraderie of law firms and schools in BC. This year’s charities were the Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre of BC, Night Hoops and Aboriginal Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters. The tournament raised more than $125,000.
Team TRU had several wins but eventually fell to defeat to a strong Crown counsel team that took the tournament. TRU Law still brought home the trophy for the most fundraising by a law school, trouncing University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria.
Several current TRU students volunteered and cheered on the team, and several TRU alumni represented the school as they played across multiple firm teams.