Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The Stetson Internation Environmental Moot Court Competition is the world’s largest moot that is devoted solely to global environmental challenges. Regional competitions are being held in Africa, Brazil, North India, South India, Ireland, North America (California and Maryland), Southeast Asia, and Ukraine. The top two teams from each region are then invited to the International Finals, which will be held at Stetson’s Gulfport campus from March 11-14, 2010. If a particular area does not have a regional moot, Stetson invites select schools directly to the International Finals with the aim of encouraging them to establish regional rounds in the future. (For example, China University of Political Science and Law will be participating as a direct invite this year.)
The 2010 problem focuses on noise pollution associated with marine seismic surveys and their effect on beaked whales. Students must engage with international custom, treaties, and policy to produce a memorial. The complete record and rules are available at by clicking here.