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February 24, 2010

Students Make Stellar Showing at National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition

Oregon Law students Alison Torbitt and Anika Leerssen recently competed at the 22nd Annual National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition at Pace Law School in White Plains, New York, where they advanced to the quarterfinal rounds. A total of 72 teams competed throughout the weekend event.

Adjunct instructor Marianne Dugan, along with numerous other faculty members and local environmental attorneys, coached Torbitt and Leerssen.

The National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition is recognized as the preeminent environmental law moot in the United States. The competition is unique in that three adverse teams argue the issues, reflecting the fact that environmental litigation usually involves multiple parties.

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