Kathmandu School of Law won the East Asian Regional Rounds 2017-2018 of Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition held in Seoul, South Korea (from November 28 to December 2) hosted by the Soongsil University's College of Law, defeating the Peking University School of Transnational Law in the finals. Besides, Ashwin Kumar KC, a team member representing KSL, was awarded with Best Oralist in the Final Round.
The International Environmental Moot Court Competition (IEMCC) is one of 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, which has been hosting this competition for quite a while.
KSL has been continuously taking part in the competition since 2014, the first time KSL took part in the competititon was in 2008. KSL proudly won the regional rounds in 2016 and bagged the winners’ title home this year. The regional round winners from KSL (2016), Kripesh Shrestha and Jenisha Upreti coached the present team of Medha Nepal, Ashwin Kumar KC and Aarzoo Karki to victory.
This year a total of 12 different teams from 5 nations; 5 teams from China, 3 teams from Korea, 2 teams from Nepal and one team from Mongolia and Taiwan each competed against each other. Peking University School of Transnational Law (China) reached the finals defeating Soongsil University Senior team whereas KSL defeated last year’s finalist, Hangdong Global University (Korea).
As the semi-finalists, Soongsil University Senior Team and Hangdong Global University were both honored with Bronze Medal; Peking University School of Transnational Law with the Silver Medal and KSL with the Soongsil's Gold Medal as Champions.