Moot Court Honor Board wins third championship of the year

Congratulations to the Moot Court Honor Board on winning another championship, the third one of the year! This is more than any other law school in the country. Tier Brown and De’Anne Jackson served as oralists/brief writers in winning the Frederick Douglas Moot Court Competition’s Southern Regional. This competition is hosted each year by the National Black Law Students Association. Tier and De’Anne defeated LSU in the quarter-finals, St. Thomas University (Miami) in the semi-finals and the University of Alabama in the final round. Tier and De’Anne now advance to the Frederick Douglas Moot Court Competition’s National Rounds in Washington, D.C. in March. In addition to the championship, a second Coastal Law team reached the quarter-finals. Vickie Eppie and Christina Gregoire both served as oralists/brief writers on this team. Both of our teams out-paced FSU, Miami, Nova, Emory, Wake Forest, South Carolina, Tulane and Tennessee, among several other law schools. Juwon Adebayo was the Team Manager for both teams. Cory Simmons (Florida Coastal ’07) served as the coach.

The Jacksonville Area Legal Aid hosted the 13th Annual Robert J. Beckham Equal Justice Awards reception recently and recognized Florida Costal School of Law with the Equal Justice Award. This award recognizes organizations that promote the cause of equal justice for low-income people. JALA chose Florida Coastal for its enduring partnership with JALA and for its commitment to the community.

The State Fair will be taking place on Thursday, January 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Atrium. Faculty members representing each region of the United States will be available to provide students with information about legal communities across the country. This will be an opportunity for students to network with the faculty who have attended school or worked in the areas represented. Desserts representative of each region and coffee will be served.