Coastal Law Moot Court reaches finals

Congratulations to our Coastal Law moot court team for reaching the finals of the Fredrick Douglas Moot Court Competition’s Southeast Regional, hosted by the National Black Law Students Association.

In reaching the finals, our team defeated teams from Stetson, the University of South Carolina and Florida State University, among others. There were a total of 22 teams in the Regional. Our team members included Camille Smith and Ronnie White (brief writers/oralists) and Talia Smith (Team Manager). Professor Nick Martino coached the team.

By reaching the Regional finals, our team has earned an invitation to the FDMCC National rounds. Last year, with over 150 teams competing in FDMCC, Florida Coastal defeated Columbia University in the national finals to win the championship. We are looking for a repeat!

And, further congratulations to the Coastal Law mock trial team for reaching the Quarterfinals in this weekend’s BLSA Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition. They defeated Loyola University of New Orleans and Samford University, before losing to FSU in the Quarterfinals. This team of exceptional advocates included Caila Coleman 3L, Chantal Simon 3L, Jeffrey Walker 3L and Jermal Blanchard 2L. Their team manager was Jenna Sims and coaches were Professor Richard Watson and Coastal Law alum, Rocco Carbone. Great job everyone!

The Florida Coastal Law Review is proud to announce that the inaugural Literature and the Law Conference will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 9:00 to 12:30 in room 550. In addition to offering CLE credit to area attorneys, the Conference will be free to Florida Coastal students, faculty, and administrators, and will offer insight into one of the most inclusive of the postmodern legal movements. Encompassing the study of both law in literature and law as literature, the movement emphasizes how both law and literature share in a common bond of language and interpretation, which supply their power and can reveal their fallibility.