WVU Law Students Will Host a One of a Kind Event

The WVU College of Law is hosting the fourth annual National Energy & Sustainability Moot Court Competition March 27-29.

This is the first competition of its kind in the nation. It is designed to help students sharpen their legal skills, and network with industry professionals and government regulators.

24 teams from law schools around the country will be in Morgantown to argue their case problem, which this year, is dealing with a fictitious state and company that owns a thermal power plant and hydropower facility. One issue involves the federal Clean Air Act and emissions from the power plant.

The issues in this competition are based on recent court and regulatory cases to give students a realistic view of what problems they may see when practicing energy and sustainability law.   

Associate Professor of Law, James Van Nostrand along with energy and environmental law and policy fellow, Beren Argetsinger wrote the case for this years competition.

Preliminary rounds start tomorrow March 27 at the Erickson Alumni Center. The final round will be held Saturday, March 29 at the WVU Law School. The final round is open to the public. Admission is free. 

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