March 01, 2019
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Taylor Porter hosted a moot court practice for the LSU Law Center’s National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition Team, which tied for second place and were named National Finalists at this year’s competition, held Feb. 22-24 at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in White Plains, New York.
Team members Patrick Voelker, Molly Reinhardt, and Lindsay Rich, ultimately placed as one of the Top 3 teams in the country out of the 56 law schools and more than 200 competitors who participated in the NELMCC this year. The NELMCC team is coached by Karen Blakemore (LSU Law ’07) of CK Associates Environmental Consulting. The LSU Law Center has a strong tradition of success at the Environmental competition – the team was also named a National Finalist in 2018 and 2014, took home a Semifinalist title in 2017, won Best Individual Oralist in 2015 and 2009, and won the National Championship in 2006.
The moot court practice was held prior to the national competition at the Taylor Porter’s office. Taylor Porter attorneys listened to LSU moot court members’ arguments and provided questions and feedback throughout the practice as judges, challenging the students’ arguments and their composure. At the national competition, competitors research and analyze the issues before writing persuasive arguments for one party advocating how the issues should be resolved. Competitors are then required to argue the issues orally for all three parties, rounding out the academic experience.
The Taylor Porter environmental practice group 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).
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