Environmental Law Program

Strong Showing by ELP’s National Environmental Law Moot Court Team

On February 23-25, 2012, ELP’s very own Lehua Kauhane ’12, Jamil Newirth ’13, and Tiara Maumau ’13 flew to White Plains, New York, to compete in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition at Pace University Law School. The team was accompanied by Faculty Coach David Forman ’93 and Team Assistant Shae Kamaka’ala ’14

(Pictured L-R: Lehua, Shae, Jamil, and Tiara)
Faculty Coach Forman reported, “Lehua, Tiara, and Jamil represented the Law School well during this year’s National Environmental Law Moot Court competition at Pace University Law School in White Plains, New York, and Shae provided valuable support throughout the process. Lehua won Best Oralist in the team’s third and final Preliminary Round. During the second round, Jamil and Tiara were part of a group the judges described as ‘superb’ and ‘exponentially better than this morning’s panel’ in an ‘extremely close’ matchup against a team from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law, which eventually advanced to the Final Round.” The team narrowly missed advancing to the Quarterfinals by three-tenths of a percentage point.

Congratulations team!