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National Energy and Sustainability 'Moot Court' Competition Held at WVU

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Law school students from around the country are at WVU this week for the National Energy and Sustainability "Moot Court" Competition.

Teams of students spent months writing appellate briefs. The briefs are reviewed by judges who then ask questions to the teams. The competition focuses on energy and sustainability, a topic that fits well in West Virginia.

"Natural gas and coal, as well as sustainable energy are important to this state. So it just makes sense that WVU College of Law hosts and sponsors a competition that highlights the energy industry's in West Virginia, because they do fuel our law student's professional careers, and the careers of a lot of people around the state," said WVU Law student Katrina Harper.

The competition also gives the school a chance to show off the facilities. Recently the college was ranked 91st among law schools that's the school's highest ranking to date.