Haub Law’s participation in The Fourth Tony Oposa Intergenerational Moot Court

June 18, 2018
Oposa Moot
The Fourth Tony Oposa Intergenerational Moot Court was held on June 5, 2018. This year, the Moot was hosted by the Université de Caen Normandie in France and co-sponsored by the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law along with other important institutions, including the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. This year’s Moot Court was premised on a hypothetical United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution seeking an Advisory Opinion from the International Court of Justice about climate geoengineering and protections for future generations and indigenous populations. Haub Law was one of five teams participating in the Moot Court. Haub Law students Aaron Rudyan (oralist) and Megan Edwards (representing the International Joint Commission under the Boundary Waters Treaty) represented the School. And, the team was coached by Professors Katrina Fischer Kuh and Nicholas Robinson. Additionally, Professor Kuh served as a judge during the Moot Court. The Haub Law team spent months preparing for this renowned Moot Court.
Student, Megan Edwards, provided feedback on the extraordinary experience that this Moot Court gave. “Being a part of this Moot Court made me very excited to continue my legal education related to global environmental issues and excited to pursue more experiences to work on these projects.” Professor Kuh also remarked that she was “struck by the legal excitement, creativity, and bonhomie generated by bringing together the next generation of international environmental lawyers and collaborating across generations – student and professor – to explore law’s intersection with environmental intergenerational equity.” A larger lesson was brought about by the Moot Court was well, as student Aaron Rudyan states, “By participating in this competition, I learned from people all over the world how climate change affects their lives.”
Congratulations and thank you to Aaron Rudyan & Megan Edwards for representing Haub Law and participating in the Moot and to Professors Katrina Fischer Kuh and Nicholas Robinson to coaching the team, and Professor Kuh for serving as a judge!

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