As part of a real-world moot court simulation, JKU students took on the role of the authorities.
JKU students also took part in the traditional Moot Court in Environmental Law during the 2022 Summer Semester, successfully demonstrating their skills and acquired expertise in negotiating situations involving environmental law. As part of the moot court session and in order to experience concrete implementation of environmental law and procedural regulations in a real-world way, students were mentored and supervised by representatives from leading law firms.
Competing with teams from the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna, and universities in Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, and Graz, the JKU team took on the role of the authorities. The 380 kV Salzburg line project required the team to conduct a simulated public hearing and draft a decision as part of an EIA procedure.
JKU students Magdalena Eichler, Thomas Pum, Julia Schiesbühl, and Vanessa Zips were mentored by Metzler & Partner Rechtsanwälte as well as JKU law professors Wilhelm Bergthaler, Claudia Fuchs, Erika Wagner and Andreas Wimmer and were able to successfully apply their acquired understanding of environmental and procedural law. The team from the University of Innsbruck won in a close race.