Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition - North America Regional

American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC
February 19-21, 2016

We are pleased to be hosting the 2015-2016 North America Regional! We are in the process of determining the exact schedule and other details related to the regional and will post information as it is available. Below is information about last year's regional and many of the things may be similar (though AUWCL will be in a new location).
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 Friday, February 19

Opening Reception: TBD

Schedule of Competition

The schedule of competition will be posted closer to the competition date.

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.

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 will finalize details of the group rate closer to the competition dates. 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 is moving to our new home later in 2015! Our new home is located closer to the Tenleytown metro station and more details, maps, etc. will be posted when it's available.

Maps:
Washington College of Law neighborhood
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.

Public Metro buses run on regular schedules from Tenley Circle to WCL. From the exit marked Tenleytown/AU, continue on foot past the Sears Home Appliance Showroom on your left.  Past the Sears store you will come to a Metro bus stop, next to the AU bus stop. Take the N8 bus marked Wesley Heights which will take you directly to the WCL, at 4801 Massachusetts Avenue. Travel time is approximately 10 minutes. Buses depart from the stop every 20 minutes in the morning until 10:00 a.m. Thereafter, the bus departs every 30 minutes. For return trips, you may access the bus from the bus stop across the street from WCL.

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
This will be updated once we have moved to our new location.

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

WCL was proud to host the 2014-15 North America Regional of the Stetson IEMCC. Information about that competition including pictures can be found here.

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.