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Lewis & Clark Environmental Moot Court Shines

April 29, 2013

  • Dean Robert Klonoff presents awards to Environmental Moot Court Advocate of the Year competitors Andy Erickson, Maggie Hall, and Meredith Price while Earthrise alumni look on.

April 4, 2013, marked the inaugural event of the new Lewis & Clark Law School Environmental Moot Court Advocate of the Year competition. As the Law School reports, “Lewis & Clark provided three law students with an extraordinary opportunity—the chance to argue a case in front of the 17th Chief Justice of the United States.” Read the rest of the story here.

Earthrise Law Center is very proud of all three student competitors. Andy Erickson is an Earthrise Clinic alum and Maggie Hall and Meredith Price are current Earthrise students. All three performed brilliantly under pressure, and Price won the title of Environmental Moot Court Advocate of the Year.

Earthrise’s Clinical Director, Professor Craig Johnston, has served as coach for Environmental Moot Court for 22 years, logging countless hours helping students prepare for competition. Professors Allison LaPlante and Dan Mensher have served as assistant coaches for several years and other Earthrise faculty regularly help with practice rounds. Many Earthrise alums who are also Environmental Moot Court alums were in attendance to help launch the new competition.

Reflecting back on the evening, Professor Johnston said, “It was tremendously satisfying to see these three amazing students rise to the occasion like they did. This was surely one of the most pride-inducing evenings in the history of our law school.”

See below for Law School and The Oregonian coverage and the webcast of the event.

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