The International Finals of the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition (“Stetson”), which focuses on important global environmental challenges, is the most prestigious international environmental law moot court competition in the world. Since 1996, law students from universities all over the globe have participated in the Stetson Moot Court Competition, considering it an invaluable opportunity to meet and compete with representatives from universities around the world.
In order to qualify for the Stetson International Finals, participants must compete in their respective regional competitions. Southeast Asian countries, in particular, are required to participate in the Southeast Asian Regional Rounds (“SEARR”) of the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition before advancing to the International Finals.
The University of the Philippines Law Center, through its Institute for International Legal Studies (UP-IILS), invites law schools from all over Southeast Asia to take part in the Southeast Asian Regional Rounds of the 27th Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition . SEARR will be held virtually via Zoom, and hosted by the University of the Philippines College of Law in Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines from January 30 to February 3, 2023.
Any university from an ASEAN member state may participate in SEARR. A university from an ASEAN member state cannot advance to the International Finals without participating in SEARR.
Number of Teams
A university may register up to two (2) teams. However, should a university decide to send two teams, one team must submit an Applicant memorial while the other team must submit a Respondent memorial.
A university sending only one team may choose either an Applicant or Respondent memorial.
Each team consists of two or three persons, each of whom satisfying the criteria listed below.
However, as allowed by the IEMCC Rules, the SEARR permits up to five (5) team members. Should a team advance to the International Finals, the team will be restricted to no more than three team members.
Team Member Criteria
- No team member may hold a law degree.
- Each team member must be enrolled in a full-time or part-time Juris Doctor or equivalent program in the law school they represent.
The deadline for registration is on November 04, 2022, 5:00 pm (Manila time).
Registration information must be entered via the online registration form (link here). Individual ID pictures of team members must be sent via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the teams upon filling out of the online Registration Form and receipt of the e-mail with the necessary attachments.
Memorial Numbers and Submission
The Record of the 2022-2023 Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition can be found here.
Memorials submitted will indicate only the team number assigned to it by SEARR (not the school name). Team numbers will be assigned upon submission of the registration form.
Additional information on submission of memorials will be provided upon registration. The Rules of the 2022-2023 Stetson International Finals can be found here.
The memorial and affidavit must be sent to Ms. Katherine Pratt at email@example.com, with firstname.lastname@example.org copied on the email.
Please include the following in the subject line of the email: “2022 IEMCC Memorial XXXX” (where XXXX is the team’s assigned identification number). The deadline for memorials is on November 11, 2022, 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time.
Law schools interested in participating in the SEARR may send an e-mail to the organizing committee at email@example.com. For more information on Stetson, please refer to their website at https://www.stetson.edu/law/international/iemcc/