March 29, 2017
The Taylor Porter environmental practice team would like to congratulate the LSU Law Center’s National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition team of Kelsey Balzli, Taylor Herpin, and James McKenney, who placed as National Semifinalists at this year’s Environmental Moot, which was held February 23-25 in White Plains, New York. Taylor Porter hosted a practice for the team to help it prepare for the national competition.
The Law Center’s Environmental Law Moot Court team is coached by Ms. Karen Blakemore (’07) of CK Associates Environmental Consultants. Each of LSU Law’s three team members also received a Best Oralist recognition from the judges in each of the preliminary rounds that LSU argued in.
Instituted in 1989, The Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC) is the largest American interschool moot court competition of any kind held under one roof, regularly attracting 200 competitors from law schools from all over the nation. Hosted by the Elisabeth Haub School of Law (formerly Pace Law School), the NELMCC is easily one of the most challenging moots in the country; competitors must brief and argue nine substantive and cutting-edge issues of environmental law on behalf of three different sides.
The Taylor Porter environmental practice group team serves the environmental needs of business and industry in all media (air, water and waste), in all facets (regulatory, remediation, litigation, property transactions, contracts and root cause investigations) and in all stages of the process (legislative, regulatory, administrative and litigation). Click here to read more about the Taylor Porter environmental practice group.