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

Instituted in 1989, the Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC) is one of the nation’s largest interschool moot court competitions. Under pre-pandemic conditions, NELMCC is known for hosting as many as 350 law students and attorney judges on the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University’s Westchester campus. Despite the pandemic, last year, Haub Law did not skip a beat and hosted the first ever all virtual NELMCC – allowing students to continue to participate in the highly competitive competition.



The Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law
Moot Court Competition

NELMCC 2024 will be held in White Plains, NY
February 22-24, 2024


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.


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 is limited to the first 51 teams.  One Team per school. Payment link:
  • Deadline to register is October 1 or until full. 
  • Each team must complete the online individual team member registration form by October 26, 2023
  • The nonrefundable registration fee is $895.00 payable online by credit card or check payment
  • 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 3, 2023 to the (1) Team Contact.




2024 Fact Sheet and Important Dates

2024 Competition Schedule of Events


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:



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2024 Team Briefs

Briefs: Service of Opposing Teams

In satisfaction of the requirement of service on opposing teams, the 2024 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 or telephone (914) 422-4426


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 42
Team 18 Team 43
Team 19 Team 44
Team  20 Team 45
Team 21 Team 46
Team 22 Team 47
Team 23 Team 48
Team 24 Team 49
Team 25 Team 50
  Team 51


Competition Rules, Problem, Q&A's

2024 Official Rules

2024 Problem

2024 Problem Questions & Answers

Meet the 2024 NELMCC Final Round Judges


The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University is proud to welcome the following distinguished members of the bench as Final Round Judges in this year’s Competition.

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


Thank you for supporting NELMCC.


2023 Competition Results and Video

Click here to view 2023 NELMCC Competition

Click here to view 2023 Final Team Scores

Click here to view 2023 Quarter and Semi finalists


The 2023 Jeffrey G. Miller
National Environmental Law
Moot Court Competition Results


Columbia Law School - Team 30
Better Living Corporation (BELCO)
Max Cornell, Anne Li, Kai Salem


Wayne State University School of Law - Team 33
Fawtown Association for Water Safety (FAWS)
Emily Barr, Claire Glenn


Tulane University School of Law - Team 10
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Jonathon Artigues, Sophia Cefolia, Andrew Meaders

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2023 Best Oralist

Lauren Matosziuk - Team 6
Lewis & Clark School of Law

2023 Best Oralist - Honorable Mention

Jamie Mills - Team 3
Baylor University School of Law

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2023 David Sive Award for Best Brief Overall

University of Florida Levin College of Law - Team 44
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Amanda Kohls, Bennett May, Julian Spiro


Best Brief for (FAWS)

University of Maine School of Law - Team 20
Best Brief for Fartown Association for Water Safety
Ben Algeo, Shannon Linnehan, Edward Simpson

Best Brief for (BELCO)
Duke University School of Law - Team 43
Best Brief for Better Living Corporation
Maia Foster, Emma Shahabi, Melissa Skarjune

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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):

The winning briefs can be found in our library research guide: