MU College of Law Triumphs in International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (IELMCC)
Cebu City, Philippines- In an extraordinary display of legal prowess, the Misamis University (MU) College of Law achieved a historic victory in the 3rd UC-KAS International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (IELMCC). The event, held in Cebu City, saw the MU College of Law team shine in its debut appearance, making university history by clinching top honors.
The competition, organized by the University of Cebu in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), brought together law schools from across the Philippines for an intense battle of legal wits. Law schools, hailing from diverse regions of the country, vied for the coveted title in the realm of environmental law.
The MU College of Law's journey to victory was nothing short of remarkable. Despite being newcomers to the UC-KAS IELMCC, the team blazed a trail of excellence, setting unbeaten records and leaving an indelible mark on the competition.
Their accomplishments in the event included:
1. Finalist & 1st Runner-up: The MU College of Law team emerged as finalists and secured the prestigious 1st Runner-up position, showcasing their exceptional legal skills and advocacy.
2. Overall Best Memorial: The team was honored with the "Overall Best Memorial" award, a testament to the meticulous research and outstanding legal arguments presented in their written submissions.
3. Overall Best Memorial for Applicant: In addition to the overall best memorial, the MU College of Law was also recognized with the "Overall Best Memorial for Applicant," highlighting the depth of their research and compelling arguments presented on behalf of the applicant.
4. 3rd Best Oralist - Krissa Marie Paulin: Krissa Marie Paulin, a JD3 student from the MU College of Law, was recognized as the 3rd Best Oralist, underscoring her exceptional oral advocacy skills and legal acumen.
The MU College of Law participants who played vital roles in this historic victory are as follows:
Reyel L. Galario (JD4B)
Poach T. Talaroc (JD3B)
Romeo II M. Manseras (JD3B)
Clare Villacin (JD3B)
Rio Jee P. Alivio (JD1B)
Krissa Marie Paulin (JD3B)
Jean Llamas (JD3B)
Alfred C. Cañete (JD4B)
Liezl Lugagay (JD3B)
What sets this victory apart is that the MU College of Law made history by securing these remarkable accolades in its very first appearance at the UC-KAS IELMCC. The team's unbeaten record throughout the competition added an extraordinary touch to this feat, showcasing their caliber and determination.
The achievement is not only a testament to the exceptional talent and hard work of the MU College of Law students but also a result of the dedicated mentorship and guidance provided by Atty. Kurt F. Cajeta and Atty. Rabindranath S. Polito Atty. Cajeta brought his extensive experience in international law and moot court competitions, while Atty. Polito honed the students' advocacy and presentation skills, making them effective communicators in the competitive world of moot court.
The victory at the UC-KAS IELMCC is a testament to the unwavering commitment to excellence that is ingrained in the MU College of Law's ethos. It reaffirms the university's commitment to providing students with the best opportunities to grow, learn, and succeed. The success not only brings pride to the university but also serves as an inspiration to aspiring legal minds within and beyond its hallowed halls.
As the MU College of Law celebrates this historic triumph, the university community eagerly anticipates the opportunity to welcome the team back home and celebrate their success. This victory is a moment of immense pride and a testament to the dedication and commitment of students, faculty, and legal experts who contributed to this remarkable achievement. It's a celebration of excellence, knowledge, and the pursuit of legal wisdom that MU represents.
The MU College of Law's triumph at the UC-KAS IELMCC marks the beginning of an exciting journey for the university in the realm of environmental law, and it sets a high standard for the years to come.