Stegner Center Student Team Wins Best Brief at Pace Moot Court Competition

Feb 29, 2024 | Stegner Center

Carter Moore (a young man with short brown hair and a mustache), left, Lauren Cormany (a young blonde woman), Coach Beth Parker (a young woman with long brown hair), and Olivia Hope McQuarrie (a young woman with long brown hair with blonde highlights)
Carter Moore, left, Lauren Cormany, Coach Beth Parker, and Olivia McQuarrie

The College of Law’s Stegner Center student team of Lauren Cormany, Olivia Hope McQuarrie, and Carter Moore won “Best Brief for Petitioners” at the 2024 National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition.

The student team and their coach Beth Parker, Senior Attorney with the Stegner Center’s Law and Policy Program and The Great Salt Lake Project, attended the competition at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in White Plains, New York on February 22-24, 2024. The team won “Best Brief for Petitioners,” advanced to quarterfinals in oral arguments, and had the second-best overall brief—an excellent showing in this competition that featured student teams from 58 different law schools.

The Stegner Center is grateful to the donors who provided support for this year’s moot court team, including Jon M. and Carol B. Lear, the ENREL Section of the Utah State Bar, Parr Brown Gee & Loveless, Daniel A. Jensen, Jim Moore and Kathryn Lindquist, Mark Rodney Smith and Jenifer Tomchak, Helen Serassio, Sarah Carlquist, and Norm and Julia Johnson.

The Stegner Center also appreciates our judges who shared their time and expertise in judging student rounds and preparing our team for the competition. Judges included Justice Jill M. Pohlman, Judge Jared C. Bennett, Steve Marsden, Ryan Parker, Rohit Raghavan, Clifford Parkinson, Braden Parker, Jensen Lillquist, and Megan Houdeshel.