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February 29, 2012

Students excel at National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition

The University of Oregon School of Law team of third-year student Yochanan Zakai and second-year student Jim DiVerde exceled at the recent National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition held at Pace Law School in White Plains, New York.

The team advanced to the quarterfinals of the competition, beating out 50 other teams from around the country, and was awarded Best Brief-Appellee by the judges. DiVerde also received the distinction of Best Oralist in the competition’s first round.

The National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition is recognized as the preeminent environmental law moot in the United States. The competition draws more than 200 competitors from diverse law schools and 200 attorneys who serve as judges for three days of oral arguments.

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