David Flores (4E) and Jacob Memon (3L) competed at the National Energy & Sustainability Moot Court Competition hosted by West Virginia University College of Law March 3-5, 2016. David and Jacob did a fantastic job representing Francis King Carey School of Law and The Environmental Law Program, taking home the Best Brief Award and advancing to the semifinals of the 24 team competition.
Of course, they did not do this alone. Special thanks to our alums David Mandell, Irene Hantman, Megan (Marzec) Morgan and Terri Morse for taking time out of their busy schedules to work with David and Jacob and helping to prepare them for the rigors of giving seven oral arguments in 48 hours. David and Jacob’s advocacy preparation began back in August, working with Will Tilburg and Environmental Law Program Managing Director Bill Piermattei in their Environmental Advocacy class, honing their legal writing and oral advocacy skills.
Piermattei noted that “while we always stress the importance of the moot court preparation experience in their development as lawyers, rather than winning awards, it sure is nice to watch a team do well, advance, take home some hardware and still come away realizing there is so much more to learn.”
Memon spoke about his experience highlighting that “participating in this competition was both a valuable learning experience and a genuine opportunity for personal and professional growth that I will carry with me throughout my career." David Flores noted that "not only was this experience one of the most practical and exciting of my law school career, it also provided a critical opportunity to learn first-hand about the challenges and issues in the energy sector from the perspective of regulators and industry advocates."
Congratulations David and Jacob!