Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) in collaboration with Stetson University and Surana & Surana recently hosted the India National Rounds of the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition.
The national rounds were ground to novel legal debate on contemporary and emergent issues of international environmental law. The moot this year explored issues of endangered animals, transboundary harm and climate change and witnessed thirty-three teams from the foremost law schools of the country battle it for the top slot.
Organised by Stetson’s Institute for Biodiversity Law & Policy, the moot serves as an interdisciplinary focal point for education, research, and service activities related to global, regional & local biodiversity issues.
Renowned jurists & legal luminaries judged the final rounds of the global competition, including, Padma Shri M.C. Mehta, Public Interest Attorney & Environmentalist; Professor (Dr.) David Ambrose, Head, Department of Legal Studies University of Madras; Professor (Dr.) B.S. Chimni, Distinguished Professor International Law JGLS; Mr. Navneet Vibhaw, Partner Khaitan & Co.; and Professor Gudmundur Eiriksson, Professor, JGLS.
Hon’ble Chief Justice of the High Court of Jammu &Kashmir, Gita Mittal was the Chief Guest at the valedictory session & awards ceremony.
After their performances, five teams have advanced for the international rounds and will represent India at the championship to be held in Florida; Institute of Law, Nirma University, National Law Institute University (Bhopal), JGLS, National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) and M S Ramaiah College of Law.
The National Law Institute University (Bhopal) emerged as the winner of the moot and National University of Advanced Legal Studies (Kochi) was the first runner up in a closely contested competition.