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IEMCC Moot Court Team Earns Golden Medal in EARR

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    Translator:  News Agency of BIT,  Miao Yufei

    Editor:  News Center of BIT


  From November 28 to December 1, 2018, the 23rd East Asia Regional Rounds (EARR) of Stetson's International Environmental Moot Court Competition (IEMCC) was held at Soongsil University, South Korea. The team from Beijing institute of technology (BIT) school of law burned its way through any obstacle to claim the champion title and ensured qualification to the global finals in the United States. In the contest, Shi Ruoqi won the Best Oralist in the Final Round and Zou Qiqian won the Third Oralist.

  The International Environmental Moot Court Competition (IEMCC), founded in 1996 and hosted by Stetson University College of Law, is one of the world’s premier moot court competitions in the field of environmental law issues. The competition, which is conducted in English, is divided into regional trials and international finals. The regional trials are divided into 8 regions: North America Pacific division, North America Atlantic division, Latin America division, East Asia division etc. The East Asia Regional Rounds are hosted by Soongsil University in South Korea.

  The competition is around the theme "Use of the Sargasso Sea and the Protection of Eels". There are 13 teams from 11 internationally prestigious universities including Beijing Institute of Technology(BIT), Peking University school of transnational law(STL), China University of Political Science and Law(CUPL), National Taiwan University (NTU), Southwest University of Finance and Economics(SWUFE), Handong Global University(HGU), Soongsil University(SSU), Kathmandu University (KU), National University of Mongolia(NUM), University of Namibia (UNAM) etc in the running.

  Two teams represent BIT school of law for this competition. One team is composed of 2015 undergraduate students Liu Xuan, Shi Ruoqi, Hao Lingyu and 2018 postgraduate student Zhang Xinyao; another team is composed of 2016 undergraduate students Li Jianing and Wang Jiaxuan, 2017 undergraduate students Zou Qiqian and Chang Xiyu. Under the major guidance of prof. Luo Li and prof. Li Hua, as well as the assistant support of prof. Zhang Yan and postgraduate student Wang Yiruo, eight members from BIT school of law carried out a four-month pre-competition preparation.

  In order to get the best result in the competition, the members of team A from BIT school of law repeatedly revised and improved the written statement and oral debate pleadings before going to South Korea, striving for perfection and preparing for the powerful rivalries. The members of team B found a balance between competition preparation and examination review of professional courses. They allocated their time reasonably and improved their learning efficiency. Finally, they undertook the double pressure and successfully completed both examination and competition. During the competition in South Korea, once the competition was finished, teachers and students would summarize their experience and polish the debate pleadings, catching the tail of time.