RALEIGH — Campbell Law School advocates Carly Amendola amd MaryAnne Hamilton won best brief in the Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC). The team was coached by former advocate and alumna Brittany Levine ’20.
The NELMCC was held virtually via Zoom on Feb. 17-19, 2021. “In addition to winning best brief, Amendola and Hamilton were quarterfinalists and received positive feedback and high praise throughout the competition,” said Professor Anthony Ghiotto, director of the Advocacy Program.
This was the first year Campbell Law competed in this national event.
Every year law student advocates nationwide assemble at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law to compete in the largest interschool moot court competition under one roof. More than 200 competitors and 150 attorneys participate in grading briefs and serving as judges for the three-day competition. This year the competition was held virtually due to COVID-19.
NELMCC tests students’ skills in appellate brief writing and oral advocacy and uses issues drawn from real cases to provide students first-hand experience in environmental litigation while also providing a rigorous academic experience.
The competition is distinctive in that three adverse teams argue the issues, reflecting the fact that environmental litigation frequently involves multiple parties — the government, a public interest group, and a member of the regulated industry.
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