"In our view it was a case of national importance," said Andrew Gage, senior counsel with West Coast Environmental Law and an organizer of the event.
He says students will argue an appeal to the Supreme Twitter Court of Canada over the duty of governments to consult First Nations on mine development.
Matthew Mowbrey, a law student at the University of Alberta, says the topic of aboriginal rights and mining is important issue across the country.
"I think that the idea for me is to be able to bring legal concepts into the public realm and to an audience which might not necessarily get that information," he said.
You can follow the arguments Friday on Twitter with the hashtag #twtmoot starting at 10 a.m. PT.