The Mock Trial Team had a very successful weekend. Nova’s Trial Association sponsored a closing argument competition open to all Florida schools. Coastal sent five individual competitors. There were approximately 70 competitors from around the state. The trial that was the basis for the closings was videotaped, except for the closing arguments. The competitors were provided the video and given one week to prepare closing arguments for both the prosecution and the defense. All competitors had to be prepared to give a closing argument for either the prosecution or defense with minimal notice.
After three preliminary rounds, three Coastal Law competitors qualified for the octo-finals. Garth Cheek 2L and Jola Adigun 2L were octo-finalists. Marc Taupier 2L advanced to the semifinals and placed third in the competition. They were coached by Professor Richard Watson and Coastal alum, Jo-Anne Yau. Congratulations to all.The Student Bar Association and Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company will be sponsoring a “Lunch and Learn” on March 22, 2012 from Noon to 1:15 p.m. in room 405. The topic will be “Ten Best Ways to Commit Malpractice with your [Lack of] Technology.” Lunch will be provided. Attorneys will receive one general CLE credit and students will receive one CPE credit. The Lunch and Learn will be followed by a Professional Networking that evening from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at River City Brewery, and appetizers will be served. Attorneys can RSVP via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and Students may RSVP via email at email@example.com.
Please join the Academic Success Department for Bar Prep Kickoff week. Watch your emails and the flat screens for details throughout the week, including the Bar Coaching Kickoff event for May 2012 graduates being held on Thursday, March 22, from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the 5th Floor Knowledge bar.
The Third Annual Service Plus Expo will be held on Thursday, March 22, in the Atrium from 11:30-1:30. Please join the various Coastal Law departments to learn how we used the feedback provided by our students in surveys and emails to improve the services we offer. There will be drawings for gift cards and other prizes as well as free food and beverages.
Please join the Jacksonville Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates for an interactive presentation entitled “Civility Matters.” This event will take place on Tuesday, March 27, from 12-1 p.m. in room 365 and is approved for 1 CPE credit. No RSVP required, but pizza and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.