UVic success at the 2017 UBC Environmental Law Negotiation Competition

Fauziya Issa Mbaka WadhamWritten by: Andhra Azevedo

On Friday, November 10th, five teams of UVic students headed to UBC's Allard School of Law to compete in the 14th annual Environmental Law Negotiation Competition.

The event was organized by the UBC Environmental Law Group and sponsored by Edwards, Kenny & Bray LLP.

Twenty-four teams of two from UVic, UBC, and TRU participated in tripartite negotiations between a government, Indigenous organization, and sport fishing association. After two rounds of competition, teams had a chance to network with the judges who were all local environmental lawyers. The final round of competition followed the networking session and a first-year UVic team consisting of Fauziya Issa and Mbaka Wadham won.

Congratulations Fauziya and Mbaka!

Photo credit: Courtenay Jacklin