IEMCC Moot Court Team Earns Best Memorial Award and Silver Medal in East Asia Qualifying Round in Korea
Peking University School of Transnational Law’s International Environmental Moot Court (IEMCC) Team earned “Best Memorial Award” and the Silver Medal in the East Asia Qualifying Round of the “Stetson University International Environmental Moot Court Competition,” November 29-December 2 at Soongsil University College of Law, Seoul, Korea.
The Stetson International Environmental Moot is one of the world’s premier moot court competitions focusing on environmental law issues. STL’s strong performance in the Qualifying Round earned team members Chen Yangjie ’18 and Tang Hao ’18 a trip to Stetson University in the United States for the International Finals in March 2018.
“It is the first time that I participated in a moot court competition and I feel very fortunate about the outcome and for all of the support from STL and our coach,” remarked Chen Yangjie, who also received the individual “Second Oralist Award.”
“It is really a great honor to represent STL in IEMCC. Yangjie and I prepared for our own issues respectfully, but we also helped each other by making suggestions during the preparation. In the competition round, we cooperated well, learned from each oral round and then made adjustments in our approach. Our success was the result of our cooperation and preparation, as well as from the good advice of our coach. From my perspective, moot court is a really good opportunity to develop and improve your legal skills,” said Tang Hao.
“The Stetson Environmental Moot is the premier international environmental moot in the world. I am happy that Tang Hao and Chen Yangjie represented STL at this Moot and that they impressed judges with their advocacy and analytical skills. Only two teams from all of East Asia will proceed to the international rounds. I’m happy that STL will send one of those teams in the first year we have ever participated,” said IEMCC team coach Assistant Dean Christian Pangilinan.