Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition - North America Regional

American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC
February 20-21, 2016

We are pleased to be hosting the 2015-2016 North America Regional! Please note, this year's competition will take place at our new home, as AUWCL has moved to 4300 Nebraska Ave NW.
For more information about the 2015-2016 competition generally, see the Stetson Law International Environmental Moot Court Competition website!

Opening Reception and Registration

Welcome to the North America Regional of the Stetson IEMCC! WCL is pleased to be hosting you for this exciting competition. More information about registration, the opening reception, and the competition schedule will be available in the coming months.

Registration: Teams competing should check-in on Saturday, February 20 between 9-9:30am.

Opening Reception: We will host a reception on Saturday, February 20 at 5pm (following the conclusion of the preliminary rounds) in the Atrium in Capital Hall.

Schedule of Competition

The schedule of competition will be posted closer to the competition date. We will have three preliminary rounds, a semi-finals, and a final round. All rounds will take place on Saturday and Sunday.

Preliminary Rounds - Saturday, February 20
All teams will compete in three preliminary rounds, which will take place in the morning and afternoon.
10-11am: Preliminary Round 1
1-2pm: Preliminary Round 2
3:30-4:30pm: Preliminary Round 3

Semi-Finals - Sunday, February 21
10-11am: The top 4 teams will compete in the semi-finals

Finals - Sunday, February 21
1-2pm: The winners of each semi-final will compete in the final round

Awards Ceremony
Upon conclusion of the Finals, there will be a short awards ceremony. Awards will be given to the winners of the North America Regional as well as for Best Memorial and Best Oralists for various parts of the competition. Congratulations to everyone who competed in the North America Regional! Pictures will be posted following the International Finals.

Logistics

Accommodations

There are many options for accommodation in the Washington, DC area. We will be arranging a special rate at the Courtyard by Marriott in Chevy Chase. It is one of the closest hotels to the Washington College of Law, as it is located one metro stop away. More details about the rate will be available soon and sent to the team contacts.

We have finalized a group rate at the Courtyard. For details, please email Erika Lennon at elennon@wcl.american.edu.

Getting to the Washington College of Law

The American University Washington College of Law is located in Washington, DC, in the upper-northwest region. All travel to and from the North America Regional is the responsibility of the participants. Below is information that may assist you in getting to the Washington College of Law.

The Washington College of Law has moved! We are now located at 4300 Nebraska Ave NW! Our new home is located approximately two blocks from the Tenleytown metro station! Directions are HERE.

Maps:
Shuttle Stop location at Tenleytown Metro 
Washington, DC

By Plane
Three major airports serve the Washington, DC area:

  • Washington National Airport (DCA) - approx. 20-25 minutes from WCL
  • Washington-Dulles (IAD) - approx. 40-45 minutes from WCL
  • Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) - approx. 50-60 minutes from WCL

All three airports can be accessed by public transportation, taxi cab, or Supershuttle. Washington-Dulles has a taxi service (Washington Flyer) that can be reserved ahead of time and who will pick you up at your location.

By Train
Washington, DC is serviced by Amtrak and two regional railways, the MARC Train (in Maryland) and the Virginia Railway Express (VRE). Note: Both the MARC Train and VRE only run Monday through Friday.

Metro
The Washington College of Law is located in Tenleytown and the closest Metro stop is Tenleytown/AU (also called Tenley Circle) on the Red Line. The DC Metro system is very clean and efficient. Additionally, the Metro employees are used to helping Washington visitors. Metro's website www.wmata.com is very useful, and has bus and train schedules, bus and train route maps, hours of operation, information about the next metro arrival at each station, etc.

Regular Metrorail fare during peak periods (weekdays: opening to 9:30 am and 3-7pm; weekends: 2 am-closing) is between $2.10 and $5.75.  Reduced fares are in place at all other times and are between $1.70 and $3.50. Additionally, there is now a paper farecard surcharge of $1.00.  Farecard machines are located in every station and small bills are recommended.  There are no change machines in stations and farecard machines provide only up to $5 in change (in coins). 

Metrobus fares are $1.80 for regular buses and $4.00 for express buses.  Bus drivers do not carry money.  Please have your transfer or exact fare ready when you board.  Transfers can be obtained from the machines inside the Metro stations.

Walking from the Metro to WCL
You can walk to WCL from the Metro. Upon exiting the Metro, walk South (downhill) on Wisconsin Avenue toward Tenley Circle. When you reach Nebraska Avenue (Tenley Circle) turn right up Nebraska and proceed to the front entrance of WCL at 4300 Nebraska Ave NW.

Driving
Limited parking is available at WCL. Participants will be able to park in the WCL garage. If you want more information, please email Erika Lennon.

Taxi
To be updated.

If you have any questions about the North American Regional,
please contact Erika Lennon at elennon@wcl.american.edu.


2014-15 North America Regional of the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition

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2013 North America Regional of the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition

WCL was proud to host the 2013 North America Regional of the Stetson IEMCC. Information about that competition including pictures can be found HERE.

2012 Atlantic Regional of the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition

WCL was proud to host the 2012 Atlantic Regional of the Stetson IEMCC. Information about that competition including pictures from the competition can be found here.