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6329 Freret St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118


Tulane University Law School Moot Court

Inter-American Sustainable Development Law Moot Court Competition    


Tulane University Law School is pleased to host this year's Inter-American Sustainable Development Law Moot Court Competition. For the first time in New Orleans, Louisiana, teams from all over the Americas will converge to participate in a unique moot court opportunity: a competition in which students from different countries argue in English, Spanish, or Portuguese, with simultaneous translation services provided. Tulane University Law School, the Tulane Payson Center, and our partner schools, FGV Direito Rio and the Universidad de los Andes, are proud to host this annual event as a contribution to the growth of opportunities for students to learn courtroom skills in the Americas and to strengthen relationships between the United States and its neighbors.  

In this edition, the case will focus on the development and hydraulic fracturing of rural areas and will involve issues of environmental, labor, and human rights law.     







To our IASD Moot Court Competition Colleagues: 


It is with regret and a request for your indulgence and understanding that I inform you that due to an insufficient number of teams registering for the planned 2016  IASD Moot Court Competition here at Tulane Law School, we unfortunately must cancel the event altogether. 


To those of you who have actually registered and sent in registration fees, please know that Tulane Law School will immediately reimburse 100% of those funds tendered to us. 


If your team provided credit card information on the registration form for payment, please know that the payment was never processed and no funds debited, so a refund will not be necessary.  


If payment was sent via wire transfer,  we assure you that our finance department will be processing the refund and re-wiring the money back to you this week. 


To all of you – whether ultimately registered for the competition or those who expressed an interest – we hope that you understand that this was not a decision we made lightly. To the contrary, fervently hoping that we would secure registrations from the relatively modest minimum number of teams necessary to make the competition economically viable and workable in terms of numbers of participating teams – we delayed making this decision until the very last moment.  


Our dedicated students and faculty worked so hard to make this happen here, but circumstances beyond their control dictated otherwise. 


To answer a question which has been asked of us already – we unfortunately do not envision that we will  host this competition later this year as this was our only opportunity.  


Special thanks to all of you who made the effort to register and participate with us. We sincerely hope that we will see you, our partner law schools, in the near future. 


We also wish each and every one of you a joyous and happy holiday season. 


Thank you for your friendship and collegiality. 


Yours truly, 


Tulane University School of Law 

Moot Court Board 











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