Pace Environmental
White Plains, NY
Members: Ylan Nguyen, Matt Olhausen, & Sophia Mellein
Coaches: Zach Young (alumni coach) & Kaitlin Toyama (student coach)
Description of Issues:

1.  Is the Environmental Species Act a valid exercise of Congress's commerce power, as applied to a wholly intrastate population of endangered butterfly?

2.  Is Appellant, Cordelia Lear's, takings claim against the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services ripe without having applied for an Incidental Take Permit under the Endangered Species Act?

3.  For takings analysis, is the relevant parcel the entirety of Lear Island or the Cordelia Lot, as subdivided in 1965?

If the relevant parcel is the Cordelia Lot . . .

4.  . . . does the potential for future development following the natural destruction of the butterfly habitat preclude a takings claim based on complete deprivation of economic value?

5.  . . . does the Brittain County Butterfly Society's offer to pay $1,000 per year in rent preclude a takings claim based on complete deprivation of economic value?

6.  . . . do public trust principles inherent in title preclude Cordelia Lear's claim for a taking based on the denial of a county wetlands permit?

7.  . . . have the Endangered Species Act and Brittain County's Wetlands Preservation Law combined to deprive the Cordelia Lot of all economic value?

Scheduling Contact: Kaitlin Toyama (toyama@uchastings.edu)
Document(s): Problem: http://www.law.pace.edu/sites/default/files/NELMCC/2017_Revised_Problem.pdf
DATE AND TIME ROOM JUDGE JUDGE JUDGE JUDGE JUDGE
Fri. January 13
1:00PM - 3:00PM 307b CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Mon. January 16
3:00PM - 5:00PM 410 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Tue. January 17
7:00PM - 9:00PM MCR CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Thu. January 19
7:00PM - 9:00PM D CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Fri. January 20
5:00PM - 7:00PM F Jess Dabiri Michael Niebuhr Nick Keats
Tue. January 24
1:00PM - 2:00PM MCR Leah Selby Laura Anderson Brittany Smith Sarah Doan-Minh Jess Dabiri
Thu. January 26
7:00PM - 9:00PM D Jamilah Mena
Fri. January 27
12:30PM - 2:30PM E Michael Amster Jordan Olson
Sat. January 28
10:00AM - 12:00PM MCR Jess Dabiri Talia Moradkhanian
Tue. January 31
1:00PM - 2:00PM E Brittany Stange Brittany Scott Joseph Darwish Adrienne Nichelini Paige Adaskaveg
Thu. February 2
7:00PM - 9:00PM D Kellan Smith Kennnny
Fri. February 3
12:30PM - 2:30PM J Kimberly Willis Darrelle Markman Meredyth Merrow Micaela Harms Sophie Stocks
Sat. February 4
10:00AM - 12:00PM B Naomi Strauss Kennnny
12:30PM - 2:30PM B Erin Gurewitz Justin Bargar
Tue. February 7
1:00PM - 2:00PM MCR Leean Othman Lauren Marshall Nicholas Morrell Nikki Allami Jess Dabiri
Thu. February 9
7:00PM - 9:00PM CANCELLED Kellan Smith Natalie Parker Eisha Perry CANCELLED Skyler Sugimoto
Fri. February 10
12:30PM - 2:30PM G William Maddy Lough-Stevens Eric Schmoll Vanessa Zurita Heather Hamilton
Sat. February 11
9:00AM - 11:00PM H Maddy(switching from Fri)
12:30PM - 2:30PM H Ronnie (Will be late) Natalie dreyer David Takacs Honorable SL8R
Tue. February 14
1:00PM - 2:00PM E Melanie Navarro Kaitlin Carragher Doug A. Alyxandra Vernon Elizabeth Gimzewski
Wed. February 15
2:30PM - 3:30PM CLOSED PRACTICE WITH CEQA JUDGE \(^o^)/
Thu. February 16
7:00PM - 9:00PM D Kevin Ashe Benson Chao Tina Liang shuang yao
Fri. February 17
12:30PM - 2:30PM MCR Jessica Do Brooke Murphy Joe Maddy Lough-Stevens Tina Rosales
5:00PM - 7:00PM MCR Kevin Ashe Kora Gilman Skyler Sugimoto
Sat. February 18
9:30AM - 11:30AM MCR Send-Off Practice!! Nick Keats