UP LAW to host 2016 Stetson Southeast Asian Regional Rounds (SEARR)

The University of the Philippines Law Center, through its Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea, invites law schools from all over Southeast Asia, to participate in the Southeast Asian Regional Rounds (“SEARR”) of the 20th Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (“Stetson”). The SEARR will be held in UP College of Law in Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines on January 14-16, 2016.

The International Finals of the Stetson, which will be held in Gulfport, Florida on April 13-16, 2016 is the most prestigious international environmental law moot court competition focusing on important global environmental challenges. Since 1996, law students from universities all over the globe have participated in the Stetson. Information on the Stetson may be accessed at the Stetson Law website (http://www.stetson.edu/law/international/iemcc/).

In order to qualify for the Stetson International Finals, participants must compete in regional competitions.  ASEAN countries Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, are required to participate in the SEARR before advancing to the International Finals. The SEARR is a great opportunity for law students to meet and compete with other universities in the Southeast Asian region. Law schools interested in participating in the SEARR may send an e-mail to the organizing committee at 3rdsearr@gmail.com.