Environmental Law Program

2014 IELMC Places 2nd in Regionals!

Congratulations to the International Environmental Law Moot Court Team Maria Robben ’14, Angelica Zabanal ’14, and Rodney Withall ’15 on their runner-up finish at the IELMC North American Regional competition held on January 24-25 at Denver University’s Sturm College of Law. Maria was also named the Third Best Oralist in the Preliminary Rounds, and the team submitted the second ranked memorial in the competition.

Team adviser David Forman’ 93 wrote, “[i]n the first round, WSRSL prevailed over the Eugene Dupuch School of Law (Bahamas) — which had the second and fourth best oralists during the Preliminary Rounds. In the second round, WSRSL took out 2013 champion Pepperdine. WSRSL then beat American University in the third round. In the power-matched fourth round pitting the two remaining undefeated squads, our team upset the #1 ranked team from Hastings.

WSRSL knocked out Pace University in the semifinal round, earning a rematch with Hastings (which beat Maryland). Following a spirited Final Round, Hastings was named the winner of the regional competition. Both Hastings and WSRSL now advance to the International Rounds to be held April 10-12 at the Stetson University School of Law in Gulfport, Florida.

The team would like to extend particular thanks to Prof. Diane Desierto for her invaluable assistance, along with all of the volunteer judges who helped prepare the team to do so well. Mahalo nui loa!”

Congratulations again to the IELMC Team and good luck in Nationals!

Photo (from left): team members Rodney Withall ’15, Angelica Zabanal ’14, Maria Robben ’14, and team adviser David Forman ’93