Environmental Moot Court Team

The William S. Richardson School of Law Environmental Law Moot Court Team is a three-student team that competes in the Pace University School of Law’s National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. The team is required to write a brief and compete in several rounds of oral arguments. The competition takes place in White Plains, New York in mid-February of each year. For 15 years, the Environmental Law Moot Court Team has consistently placed among the top competitors and is nationally recognized. Each year, Pace University selects a topic that involves cutting-edge issues in federal environmental law and three parties to the dispute—a citizens group, a state or federal agency, and a private corporation. The problem typically involves a major federal environmental statute and related issues of statutory interpretation, federal court process, administrative law, and constitutional law. Teams may choose any of the three sides to represent on the brief, but during the competition all teams must argue all sides.