Section Description Provided by Instructor
May serve as a substitute for L6679-Foundation Year Moot Court for first-year students, with prior approval of the faculty Moot Court Director.
The Environmental Law Moot Court, which is sponsored by the Environmental Law Society, provides students with an opportunity to write appellate briefs and conduct oral arguments based on the environmental legal problem from the Pace Law School Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. The legal issues are drawn from real cases and are argued by three adverse teams, reflecting the multi-party nature of environmental litigation that often involves the government, a public interest group and a member of the regulated industry. Each participant will write briefs with one or two other students. Three students will be selected to compete as a team in the Pace competition. The other students will participate in internal rounds of legal arguments.
In the spring semester 1L students are required to rewrite their briefs under the close supervision of their assigned Moot Court student editors.
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
Minor (upon consultation)
1L's may use this to satisfy the Foundation Moot Court requirement. 2L's and 3L's may also participate. There is an application and selection process for this early in the fall semester.