February 20, 2020 - February 22, 2020

Advancing brief writing and oral advocacy skills in environmental law.


Outstanding Reputation. NELMCC is the centerpiece of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law Environmental Law Program, ranked first in environmental law nationally by US News and World Report. Instituted in 1989, The Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC) is the largest interschool moot court competition of any kind under one roof, regularly attracting 200 competitors from law schools from all over the nation. Highly competitive with tremendous educational value, NELMCC has established a national standard of excellence in moot court competitions.

Exceptional Learning Experience. NELMCC provides an intellectual workout for competitors through complex legal analysis of today’s thorny environmental issues presented in the Problem. 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 rigorous academic experience.

ABA SEER Award Winner. NELMCC is the recipient of the 2013 American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy Award for its broad national reach in engaging environmental law students on appellate brief writing and advocacy and commitment from environmental practitioners and the judiciary who judge and critique the competitors.

Splendid Location. The beautiful campus of Elisabeth Haub School of Law is located only 20 miles north of New York City with convenient access to the city and major airports.

VIEW this year's problem, brief and other information at the event site HERE.

February 20, 2020

Co-sponsored by ELI and the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review

The Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review was pleased to host Shana Jones (University of Georgia), Thomas Ruppert (Florida Sea Grant), and Jason Evans (Stetson University) to discuss their recent article “Roads to Nowhere in Four States: State and Local Governments in the Atlantic Southeast Facing Sea-Level Rise.” Through their analysis of localities’ efforts to protect property and infrastructure as sea-levels rise and flooding increases, the authors discussed whether climate adaptation challenges faced by localities merit the reconsideration of the duties, immunities, and authorities of state and local governments.

The event also featured commentary from the following:

  • Jenny Howard, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
  • Kym Hunter, Southern Environmental Law Center
  • Benjamin McFarlane, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission