Environmental Law Moot Court Team Praised for Performance

Environmental Moot Court TeamThe team of Luke Pierpont (`12), Lacy Daniel (`11) and John Castro (`12) competed in three rigorous rounds at the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition at Pace Law School in White Plains, NY. For their efforts, they received praise and positive feedback from the judges at the pre-eminent environmental moot court competition in the country. This year, the competition attracted 72 teams. The UNM team was coached by Professor Eileen Gauna (`85).

The problem this year involved three parties: a state environmental agency, the Environmental Protection Agency and a citizen's group. The central issue was whether a state hazardous waste facility permitting program was adequately run, and associated jurisdiction and commerce clause issues.

March 24, 2011