Moot Court Honors Program
Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition Teams
The Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition began in 1996 to raise awareness about international environmental challenges. The event has grown to include regional competitions in Australia, Latin America, North America, North India, South India, and Southeast Asia, with more than 80 teams competing from law schools around the world.
The Stetson competition provides an opportunity for law students to explore issues of international environmental law in the context of a dispute before the International Court of Justice. The participants' memorials (briefs) are evaluated by international environmental legal experts.
In 2011, Molly Schmiege and Bethany Teska were Semifinalists; Bethany Teska was awarded Best Orlalist. In 2009, Pinar Shapiro, Adam Vail, and David Rainey placed second at the regional competition, were Quarterfinalists at the international competition, and had the Best Memorial at internationals. David Rainey was the Best Oralist at the regional level and the Fifth Best Oralist at the international round. In 2006, Elizabeth Al-Dajani and Bryan Jones were Semifinalists in the domestic regional, won Third Best Applicant Memorial, and advanced to the international finals where they won Second Best Applicant Memorial.
2013-2014 International Environmental Law Competition Team
Team: Elizabeth Fleming & Paul Mosser
Coach: Professor Kim Chanbonpin
2012-2013 International Environmental Law Competition Team
Team: Jason Jochum & Anna Liisa Schourek
Coach: Professors William B.T. Mock & Kim Chanbonpin
Award: Quarterfinalists, Best Memorial
2011-2012 International Environmental Law Competition Team
Team: MaryClaire Marie Schmiege & Bethany Teska
Coach: Professor Steve Schwinn
Award: Semifinalists, Best Preliminary Round Oralist (Teska)