First Annual Pace Environmental Moot Court Competition

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The First Annual Pace National Environmental Moot Court Competition was a splendid event. The students, faculty and administration of Pace were proud to host it. The Competition differs in many ways from other competitions. First, it features a field of law that has only recently become a major focus of legal practice. It is appropriate that Pace, a young law school, sponsor a competition in a new field of law. Second, the Competition's arguments are between three teams (government, industry and environmental advocates) rather than the traditional two. This is appropriate to the many sided nature of environmental disputes. Third, the Competition is an event. It is accompanied by a rich array of workshops on environmental topics. Thus, it is of educational benefit for many beyond the actual competitors. Fourth, the Competition and workshops are a joint effort by three student organizations, the Moot Court Board, the Pace Environmental Law Review (PELR), and the Environmental Law Society. Thus, a broad spectrum of the school's students are participants and sponsors.