WSRSL advances to International Rounds of the Environmental Moot Court Competition

January 27, 2014

Maria Robben '14, Angelica Zabanal '14, and Rodney Withall '15 earned the distinction of finishing as runners-up at the IELMC North American Regional competition held Jan. 24-25 at Denver University's Sturm College of Law.  Maria was also named Third Best Oralist in the Preliminary Rounds, and the team submitted the second ranked memorial in the competition.

In the first round, WSRSL prevailed over the Eugene Dupuch School of Law (Bahamas) -- which had the second and fourth best oralists during the Preliminary Rounds.  In the second round, WSRSL took out 2013 champion Pepperdine.  WSRSL then beat American University in the third round.  In the power-matched fourth round pitting the two remaining undefeated squads, our team upset the #1 ranked team from Hastings.

WSRSL knocked out Pace University in the semifinal round, earning a rematch with Hastings (which beat Maryland).  Following a spirited Final Round, Hastings was named the winner of the regional competition.  Both Hastings and WSRSL now advance to the International Rounds to be held April 10-12 at the Stetson University School of Law in Gulfport, Florida.