Wake Wins at Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Tournament

Congratulations to third year students Aimee Bennington and Boyce Richardson as well as second year student Meredith Jones for becoming the NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPION team of the 2007 Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Tournament. The team members won the final round after having gone 4-0 in the preliminary rounds among the field of sixteen teams. In addition, the team was awarded Second-place Memorial (Brief), and team member Boyce Richardson received the award for Best Oralist at the competition.

Because of their outstanding performance, the Wake Forest team was invited to compete in the International Finals of the competition. In the International Finals, the team went 4-0 in the preliminary rounds against teams from Ireland, India, and then two American teams: Loyola and Maryland. Earning a spot in the International Semi-finals, the team faced Loyola University-New Orleans for the fourth time. Although our Wake Forest team had beaten Loyola three times (once in the preliminaries of the North American round, once in the finals of the North American round, and once in the preliminaries of the International finals), they lost a close match. Loyola went on to become the champion of the International Finals, having been beaten only by the Wake Forest team.

In all, the team came out with an incredible 9-1 record between the two events. In addition to their North American round awards, the team received Third-place Memorial in the International Finals and Boyce Richardson once again impressed the judges to receive Best Oralist in the International Finals. In addition, the team members received desk globes for being champions of the North American round.

Way to go, Aimee, Boyce and Meredith! You were wonderful representatives of WFU Law and make us all proud to be Demon Deacons!