The National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition, hosted March 7-9 by WVU Law, is seeking volunteer judges. Early round judges must be attorneys of good standing licensed to practice law in any state. Final round (March 9, afternoon) judges must be a federal or state appellate judge.

Now in its ninth year, the National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition attracts exceptional law students from across the country. A record 29 teams are signed up to compete this year. This year, the problem involves current issues regarding the Clean Water Act and coal ash impoundments, as well as interesting ratemaking issues regarding the ability of a utility to recover related environmental remediation costs in rates.

WVU particularly needs judges for the rounds on Thursday, March 7 (four preliminary rounds at 9:00, 11:-00, 2:00 and 4:00) and Friday, March 8 (two preliminary rounds at 9:00 and 11:00, and the round of sixteen at 3:00). WVU provides pastries/coffee in the morning and lunch. In addition, judges participating on Thursday are invited to the reception at 6 pm, and judges participating on Friday are invited to the banquet at 6:30.

For more information, see the competition website.  To volunteer or for questions, please email with “Judge 2019” in the subject line.


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