Moot Court Competition
The Pace National Environmental Moot Court Competition
Since 1989, student advocates from across the United States and Canada have participated in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. Widely recognized as the preeminent environmental moot in the country, it draws nearly 250 students from 70 different law schools. The event tests skills in appellate brief writing and oral advocacy involving issues drawn from real cases, providing experience in environmental litigation first hand. The competition is distinctive in that three adverse teams argue the issues, reflecting the fact that environmental litigation frequently involves multiple parties—the government, a public interest group, and a member of the regulated industry.