Atlantic Regional of the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition

From February 3-5, 2012, the Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law hosted the Atlantic Regional of the 16th Annual Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition. Nine law school teams came to WCL to compete for the chance to continue on to the International Finals, which will be held in March. The Atlantic Regional opened with a Welcome Reception on Friday, February 3 and concluded with the Finals featuring Team 1228 and Team 1236 on Sunday, February 5.

Welcome Reception

David Hunter (left), Director of the Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law, and Carroll Muffett (right), President and CEO of the Center for International Environmental Law, welcome participants, alumni, and local environmental lawyers to the Atlantic Regional at the Welcome Reception co-sponsored by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL).

 

 

 

 

 

Right and below: Atlantic Regional participants from law schools in the Eastern United States and the Caribbean enjoy the Welcome Reception alongside WCL students, WCL alumni, WCL professors, and environmental lawyers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final Round

Carroll Muffett (President and CEO of the Center for International Environmental Law), Durwood Zaelke (President of the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development and Director of the International Network for Compliance and Enforcement), and Katie Redford (Co-Founder and Director of the US Office of EarthRights International) volunteered to serve as the judges for the Final Round of the Atlantic Regional of the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition.

 

Team 1228 (who are starting off the argument) and Team 1236 argue against one another in the Finals to determine the winner of the Atlantic Regional.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From right to left: Chelsea Tu, a second-year WCL student, acting as bailiff. Carroll Muffett, Durwood Zaelke, and Katie Redford acting as International Court of Justice judges in listening to the arguments and asking questions of the two competing teams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left: Team 1228 presents their argument to the panel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right and Below: Team 1236 presents their case to the panel of judges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above, Team 1228 listens to the judges' feedback while awaiting to the results, and Right, Team 1236 does the same. In the background, other teams await the results and award announcements.

 

 

 

Our panel of expert judges gives feedback and advice for the International Finals, which both teams will move on to, to Team 1228 and Team 1236.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right: Zach Withers, a member of Team 1228, earns the award for Best Oralist in the Final round.

 

 

 

Team 1228 displays their Atlantic Regional Winner plaques alongside the panel of acting judges, Carroll Muffett, Durwood Zaelke, and Katie Redford, who determined that they were the winners of the Final round.