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Pace Law School Moot Court Draws Competitors From Throughout U.S.

2015 NELMCC Board comprised of Pace Law students who serve as organizers and hosts for the event. Photo Credit: Pace University Photography
Bob Perciasepe, former EPA Deputy Administrator and current President of the Center for Climate Change and Energy Solutions, addressed the faculty who accompanied their teams for a discussion on climate change at the Professors’ Workshop. Photo Credit: Pace University Photography
A panel of judges served as judges for the final round of the competition. Photo Credit: Pace University Photography
Students at the competition with awards. Photo Credit: Pace University Photography
Three students speak to a professor. Photo Credit: Pace University Photography

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Students from across the country gathered at Pace Law School this month for the 27th annual Jeffrey G. Miller Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition.

Teams from 62 law schools competed in preliminary, quarterfinal and semifinal rounds before volunteer judges drawn from the national legal community.

Judges for the final round included the Honorable Barbara A. Gunning, administrative law judge with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; the Honorable Malachy E. Mannion, United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania and the Honorable Patricia McGowan Wald, retired chief judge, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. 

“Old Miss again won the Moot, with a dynamite team,” said Professor Emeritus Ann Powers.  “Montana and Vermont, the other finalists, were whisker close.  And over all, the quality of the competitors from the 62 schools was superb.”

The three-day event is widely considered to be the most prestigious environmental moot as well as the largest interschool moot of any kind in the country. It is named for Professor Emeritus Miller, an early advocate of the competition that was conceived by Pace Law students in 1989.

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