The LSU Law Center’s National Energy and Sustainability Team placed third in the nation and brought home two Best Oralist awards at the national competition that was held March 14 to 16 at the West Virginia University College of Law. LSU Law students Mark Assad, Christopher Caswell, Edward Duhe, and Christopher Sellers comprise the competition team. The “purple” team of Duhe and Sellers placed third overall nationally. Duhe also received an award for 8th place best oralist. The “gold” team of Assad and Caswell placed among the top 16 teams and came out of the preliminary rounds as the 2nd seed overall. Caswell also took home an award for 9th place best oralist.
The competition is judged by energy law specialists from around the country. The advanced rounds are presided over by judges from the West Virginia Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Professor Jeff Brooks coaches the Law Center’s Energy Moot Court teams.