Environmental Moot Court Team
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In 2005, The University of Montana School of Law National Environmental Moot Court Team advanced to the final round in the Seventeenth Annual National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition at Pace University. Team members Joan Hubble (Stanford, Montana), Jessica Moats (Great Falls, Montana), and Gregory Sullivan (Missoula, Montana) met Boston College and UC-Hastings in the final round. Montana was one of three finalists from a field of 68 teams. UC-Hastings won the competition.
Montana advanced in the quarterfinal round by defeating Loyola University Chicago School of Law and the University of Illinois. In the semifinal round Montana defeated Washington University and the University of Memphis.
This was the seventh year Montana competed at Pace. In 2002, the team advanced to the quarterfinal round and won the best-oralist award.
The Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition tests the oral and written advocacy skills of law students in appellate court litigation. The legal problem drafted each year involves timely issues of national importance to the practice of environmental law. Recent topics have included illegal dumping of hazardous waste, vicarious criminal liability of corporate officers for their company's environmental crimes and commerce clause limits on water pollution regulation.