Welcoming departments to new building, moot court success

I hope your summer is going well. I have a couple of pieces of exciting news this morning.

First, I am pleased to advise you that we have completed the move to the new space at Oak Grove Plaza. Financial Aid, Admissions, Registrar, Finance, Human Resources and Advancement are now located in that building. The Bookstore will move to Oak Grove later in the summer. This week all of the departments are open for business but are going to be unpacking and getting settled in. Security will be in the lobby to provide directions to the various offices. Signage will be installed very soon.

As you are all aware, the move of the above departments allows us some opportunities for renovation and expansion of the Baypine building. That work is underway and will continue throughout the summer. Please excuse the noise and minor disruption during the process. Ultimately we will have greatly expanded study space in the library and elsewhere, more space for the Legal Clinic and Academic Success, space for the newly created Student Research Bureau, and additional offices for faculty.

The other piece of good news is from our moot court teams. Last week Coastal Law had two teams competing in the annual Orseck Moot Court Competition at the Florida Bar Convention. One of the teams advanced to the Semi-Finals of the competition and the other performed extremely well, but unfortunately did not advance to the Semi-Finals. The team that made the Semis consisted of Lance Davies (brief writer), Drew Parrish-Bennett and Dazi Lenoir Williams (oralists). The other team included Sarah Young (brief writer), Rebecca Grimes and Shakiva Ruff (oralists). Sarah Young’s brief placed second in the competition. The Team Manager was Nicole Devito. Professor Sander Moody coached the two teams. Congratulations to all!

Have a great week.