The Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC)

 

 

You are Cordially Invited to Participate

Jeffrey G. Miller
National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition

February 23-26, 2022 (online)

Due to continued Covid-19 saftey concerns,

we have made the decision to hold all rounds virtually

The final round will take place on

Saturday, February 26th at 1:30PM EST

 

 

If you have any technical difficulties, please contact:
Lorraine Rubich, Program Manager at lrubich@law.pace.edu or 914-422-4226
Achinthi Vithanage, Assoc. Director of Environmental Law Programs at  avithanage2@law.pace.edu or 914-422-4693

 

General Information

About the Competition

Every year law student advocates nationwide assemble at The Elisabeth Haub School of Law to compete in the largest interschool moot court competition under one roof. Over 200 competitors and 150 attorneys participate in grading briefs and serving as judges for the three day competition.

NELMCC tests students' skills in appellate brief writing and oral advocacy and uses issues drawn from real cases to provide students first-hand experience in environmental litigation while also providing a rigorous academic experience.

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.

Rounds

Oral arguments begin with three preliminary rounds. Judges evaluating the oral arguments include attorneys with environmental law expertise, local attorneys and judges from the nation’s courts. Final round judges are members of the federal and state benches and the US EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board.

The Problem

Each year the legal problem involves timely issues of national importance and/or internatonal importance to the practice of environmental law.

Team Registration and Payment

REGISTRATION BEGINS JULY 5, 2020 - October 1, 2021 (limited to 48 teams)

  • Registration is limited to one Team per school.
  • Deadline to register is October 1 or until full. 
  • Each team must complete the online registration form.
  • The nonrefundable registration fee is $475.00 payable online by credit card or check.
  • Checks should be made payable to Elisabeth Haub School of Law-NELMCC and mailed to Elisabeth Haub School of Law - NELMCC Office, 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603
  • Late registrations will be considered if space allows.
  • NELMCC office will notify team contact with Team Number when school is officially registered.
  • The Problem will be distributed by email on or about October 5, 2021 to the Team Contact.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE PORTAL

https://www.eventbrite.com/x/2022-nelmcc-law-school-team-registration-registration-161709606787

 

 

 

2022 - Fact Sheet and Important Dates

Team Confirmation Form

The Team Member Confirmation Form should be completed and submitted as soon as the team is constituted AFTER the release of the Problem but no later than October 26,  2021

Here is the form link.

 

 

 

 

 

2022 Competition - Schedule of Events

2022 Team Briefs

Briefs: Service of Opposing Teams

In satisfaction of the requirement of service on opposing teams, the 2022 teams have submitted electronic briefs by email attachments. These files are in PDF format. Teams can be identified by their number.

Competitors: Please take a moment to look at your own team's brief and report any problems by email to nelmcc@law.pace.edu or telephone (914) 422-4426

LINKS TO INDIVIDUAL BRIEFS

Below are the links to the individual briefs. Although we have scanned all the files for viruses, saving the files gives your virus-scanning software a chance to rescan and is the best practice when downloading files from the web. If a team has withdrawn from the competition, their corresponding team number will not link to a brief.

Team 1 Team 26
Team 2 Team 27
Team 3 Team 28
Team 4 Team 29
Team 5 Team 30
Team 6 Team 31
Team 7 Team 32
Team 8 Team 33
Team 9 Team 34
Team 10 Team 35
Team 11 Team 36
Team 12 Team 37
Team 13 Team 38
Team 14 Team 39
Team 15 Team 40
Team 16 Team 41
Team 17 Team 43
Team 18 Team 44
Team 19 Team 46
Team 20 Team 47
  Team 48
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

Competition Rules, Problem, Q&A's

2022 Rules

2022 Problem
 

Problem Questions and Answers

NELMCC Training Video

Tutorial for Judges

Tutorial for Bailiffs

Tutorial for Teams

Oral Argument Judging Criteria

Click here for judging criteria for Preliminary and Quarterfinal Rounds

 

Click here for preliminary round judging form

 

Click here for quarter-final and semi-final round judging form

 

Click here for winner designation form

 

 

Judging and CLE Information

Sponsors

The Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition is grateful to the organizations and people whose generous financial support help make the event possible.  

We are pleased to have the following as major supporters:

AlterEcho

 

ABA Seer Logo

The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) is the premier forum for environmental, energy, and resource lawyers, advisors, and decision makers. SEER represents more than 7,500 members with a wide range of professional interests and is committed to providing content to help members enhance professional skills and dialogue on relevant subject areas. To learn more about SEER, please visit www.ambar.org/joinseer.

 

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Give to NELMCC

Each year, our campaign goal is to raise money that will continue to grow NELMCC as a premier environmental moot court and add to the outstanding reputation of the Pace Environmental Law Program.
Please consider making a donation to NELMCC.   We rely 100% on the generous support of donors to help fund the administration of the event.
Based on your donation level, you will be recognized for your generosity in a variety of ways as shown on the enclosed sponsor form.  Click here for more information & donation levels 

CLICK HERE TO MAKE ONLINE DONATION
SPECIAL NOTE: CHECK THE BOX TO DESIGNATE YOUR GIFT TO THE  "NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW MOOT COURT COMPETITION"

Thank you for supporting NELMCC.

 

History of "Dawn-Storm King" Painting

Click here for the background and history of the original "Dawn-Storm King" watercolor painting. The painting is exhibited each year by the winning school of the competition.  

Previous Competitions

 

Here is link to view  previous competitions (2011-present):  https://law.pace.edu/previous-competitions

The winning briefs can be found in our library research guide:  http://libraryguides.law.pace.edu/nelmcc

 

2021 Competition Results and Video

Click here to view 2021 NELMCC Competition

Click here to view 2021 Final Team Scores

 

The 2021 Jeffrey G. Miller
National Environmental Law
Moot Court Competition Results

2021 WINNER

University of Miami School of Law, Team 19

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

  Christian Maroni and Catherine Talley
        

2021 FINALIST

University of Arizona School of law - Team 25
Climate Health and Welfare Now

Daniel G. Bowman, William R. Fortna and Harry P. Yadav
 

2021 FINALIST

University of Wisconsin School of Law, Team 32
Coal, Oil and Gas Associaition

Jamey Anderson, Arie T. Feltman-Frank, and Graham Gerhart

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 2021 Best Oralist
Amanda Spencer, Team 2

Boston College School of Law

2021 Honorable Mention
Jennifer Seely, Team 17

University of Washington School of Law

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2021 David Sive Award for Best Brief Overall


Campbell Law School, Team 33
Climate Health and Welfare Now

MaryAnne Hamilton, Carly Amendola

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Best Brief for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.C. Hasings College of Law,Team 5

Katherine Romero, Ada Shao and Julia Pilkington

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Best Brief for Coal, Oil and Gas Association

Tulane University School of Law, Team 38

Antonio Milton, Brennan Spoor and Julie Schwartzwald-Meaders

 
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