Coastal Law Moot Court Honor Board win national championship

A special note of congratulations for two Moot Court Honor Board teams.

At the Charleston National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition this weekend one team won the championship while our other team reached the semi-finals. In fact, our two teams faced each other in the semi-finals, showing that it takes an Honor Board team to beat an Honor Board team. Our students defeated teams from FSU, University of Maryland, Mercer, Howard University and DePaul, among others.

The Coastal Law 2L team of Job Fickett and Amanda James reached the semi-finals. 3Ls Alexandra Amador and Nina Cano defeated William and Mary to win the championship, with Nina also winning the Best Advocate Award for the finals. Professor Sander Moody coached the teams. Alex and Nina also combined to win a national competition as 2Ls. And a very special note of congratulations to the Team Manager, Aida Ramirez. In the storied history of Florida Coastal’s Moot Court program, Aida is our first student to win three national competitions, having served the Honor Board as a brief writer, an oralist and a Team Manager. Congratulations to all!

I would like to congratulate the new candidates of the Florida Coastal Law Review:

  • Stacy Patrick
  • Charles Pearson
  • Loreyn Raab

The Law Review would also like to congratulate Rick Nolan on receiving the Best Casenote Award! One requirement of the Candidacy semester on Law Review is the completion of a casenote, a ten- to twelve-page paper analyzing a recent case decision. Of the twenty outstanding casenote submissions, Rick’s received the highest score. Congratulations, Rick!