Go Dal! We’re sponsoring WCEL’s Twitter Moot

November 15th, 2012 by Iler Campbell LLP

Iler Campbell LLP is pleased to be a Silver Sponsor to the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, in the second annual “Twitter Moot”, hosted by the West Coast Environmental Law Association (WCEL), on November 20, 2012, at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST).  This is Iler Campbell’s second year sponsoring the Dalhousie team, the alma matter of Iler Campbell lawyer Paula Boutis, where Paula obtained her law degree, with a specialization in environmental law.

This year’s problem is in the form of a reference to the “Supreme Twitter Moot Court”, and asks “Does the common law of Canada recognize the existence of a public right to a healthy global atmosphere?”  See complete details at http://wcel.org/sites/default/files/ProblemMemoNov2012.pdf

In support of the Government of Canada’s position, Dalhousie’s team will represent the intervener, the Canadian Institute of Petroleum Companies, arguing there is no common law recognition for the existence of a public right to a healthy global atmosphere.

WCEL says courts should recognize a common law public right to a healthy atmosphere, on the basis of the public’s right to air, the time immemorial reliance on the global atmosphere and on the basis that the global atmosphere is inherently public and incapable of ownership.

For a full review of all the parties and their positions, you can go to http://wcel.org/twtmoot.

To find out how you can follow the moot and participate see http://www.wcel.org/engaged-twtmoot-audience.

Good luck to all the teams!

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