Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy - News

Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition Celebrates 25th Year
On March 25–27, 2021, Stetson Law hosted (virtually) the International Finals of the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition (IEMCC). Eighteen teams from eleven jurisdictions competed, and the Law Society of Ireland was the competition champion. Attorneys and professors from around the world judged the written memorials and oral arguments.
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“Bat Man of Mexico” Presents Virtual Lecture at Stetson Law
Dr. Rodrigo Medellín, Senior Researcher at the UNAM Institute of Ecology and co-chair of IUCN’s Bat Specialist Group, delivered the final Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture of the spring semester on March 25, 2021. Dr. Medellín presented “Bats and Emerging Infectious Diseases: Myths, Realities, and Hope in Pandemic Times.” The lecture was held in conjunction with the 25th Annual Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition.
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Professor Royal Gardner Receives Award from Society of Wetland Scientists
The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) presented a 40th Anniversary Award to Professor Royal Gardner (Director of Stetson’s Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy) during a virtual awards ceremony in December 2020. The award recognized Professor Gardner for his legal contributions, such as filing amici curiae briefs on behalf of SWS and other scientific organizations, as well as his active participation in SWS.
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Stetson Law Student Receives Environmental Education Award
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful (KTBB) selected Stetson Law student Nicholas Lewis as the recipient of the 2020 Environmental Education Program Award. Nicholas received the award for a project he worked on in Professor Lance Long’s Environmental Advocacy course. Nicholas developed K–12 lesson plans for KTBB’s Environmental Education Center.
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