Stetson and Soongsil Universities are delighted to announce their continuous partnership to bring the Stetson IEMCC closer to East Asia. Soongsil University's College of Law will host the 6th East Asia Regional Rounds in Seoul, Korea. The East Asia Regional Rounds will be held from 28 November to 2 December, 2017. The top teams will then be invited to the International Finals.
The International Environmental Moot Court Competition (IEMCC) is the most prestigious international environmental law moot court competition in the world. It convenes annually at Stetson University near Tampa, Florida. Soongsil University's College of Law is Stetson's new partner in bringing the prestigious IEMCC to East Asia. (http://www.stetson.edu/law/international/iemcc/)
The IEMCC provides an excellent educational opportunity. Every year the IEMCC raises exciting international environmental law issues, bringing awareness and educational opportunities to law students around the world. This year's competition focuses on responses to highly pathogenic avian influenza and transboundary wetlands. Students have opportunity to perform legal research in international law, to write formal legal memorials, and to present adversarial oral arguments.
Soongsil Univ. and Stetson Univ. are Jointed in their hopes to improve access to learning and moot experiences by bringing the IEMCC to Seoul. We hope this new location in the heart of East Asia will make travel and other costs more affordable for students from East Asia. Soongsil and Stetson also hope that by bringing students from all over East Asia together to discuss these important environmental legal issues a partnership can be built for a future greener East Asia.
Soongsil University's College of Law also invites professors of environmental law to come and share their research at a conference held during the East Asia Regional Rounds week of competition.