Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) in association with Surana & Surana International Attorneys is hosting the Indian National Rounds of the 25th Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition. The Competition is being held virtually from 12th to 14th February 2021.
The Stetson Moot is the world’s largest moot court competition exclusively dedicated to global environmental issues. The moot is organized by the Stetson University College of Law, Florida in cooperation with the Stetson Center for Excellence in Advocacy, and the Stetson Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy.
The competition aims to motivate young and budding lawyers to take up environmental causes to fight against the negative and long-term impact of environmental pollution on health, economy, and social well-being of the human population. Each year, the moot deals with an environmental issue of global relevance. The theme for the 25th edition of the Competition is “Protection of Bats and International Trade Measures”.
Reflecting on the philosophy of the Moot, Prof. (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University, emphasized the need for collective and concentrated action to deal with environmental issues. He said that competitions like Stetson are opportunities for will-formation among the younger generation.
The 25th National Rounds will be judged by eminent and leading academicians, practitioners, and policymakers. The Final Rounds of the Competition to be held on 14th February will be judged by Her Excellency Margaret Joan Beazley AO, QC, Governor of New South Wales; Mr. Justice Michael D. Wilson, Judge Supreme Court of Hawai’I; Ambassador Prof. Gudmundur Eiriksson, Professor, Jindal Global Law School; Prof. Bharat H. Desai, Professor and Jawaharlal Nehru University Chair in International Environmental Law, Jawaharlal Nehru University; and Prof. Charu Sharma, Professor, Jindal Global Law School.
Prof. Sridhar Patnaik, Registrar, O.P. Jindal Global University, also spoke on the occasion. Prof. (Dr.) Sreejith S.G., Professor and Executive Dean, Jindal Global Law School highlighted that though this moot is being held online for the first time, it hasn’t reduced student participation in any way.
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