Denise Wager | January 15, 2021
Two second-year Notre Dame Law School students, Ambris Saravanan and Mark Simonitis, won the North American regional championship round of the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition on January 8-9.
They now advance to the international finals, which will be held virtually in March. Saravanan and Simonitis will compete against winning teams from Africa, Asia, Europe, India, Latin America, and the United Kingdom.
This competition’s case problem was about protecting bat species and the impact alternative energy sources, such as wind power, have on animal welfare and wildlife. The teams competed virtually in three preliminary rounds, and then in knockout rounds until the finalists were determined.
Saravanan and Simonitis also won the best brief award, and Saravanan won the best oralist award at the competition.
They are both happy to have been able to participate in the competition despite the pandemic and are looking forward to the final round of the competition.
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