I want to commend the Law Review board and everyone involved in the Law Review symposium which was held last Friday. Thank you to all of the panelists and speakers and congratulations to Ross Evans and the entire Law Review team!
Congratulations to Coastal Law’s Public Interest Research Bureau. Several Bureau teams have recently completed a number of practice-quality research memorandums that will be used to advance the rights of poor persons across Florida and Mississippi.
The Bureau team of Cassandra Smith, Kelly Kalahar, and Olajuwon Adebeyo completed a legal analysis for Mississippi poverty lawyers on an important access to court issue affecting poor Mississippians across the state. The team of Stacy Patrick, Kristi White, and Boris Futeryan has just completed a jurisdictional and equal protection analysis for a Palm Beach Legal Aid Society attorney working on a case involving equal access to Road To Independence Scholarships for former foster care children. And, the team of Erica Clark, Kathryn Kofler, Elizabeth Jung, and Tyler Pettinghill completed a legal analysis for a Three Rivers Legal Services attorney attempting to develop a theory of liability against fraudulent tax preparers who exploit the poor and members of the immigrant community.
Finally, the Bureau team of Anthony Davis, Tony Nguyen, Dipa Patel, and Derek Folds prepared a legal analysis for a Palm Beach Legal Aid Society attorney concerning libel and disclosure issues affecting the status of a HIV positive client.
Reminder–Applications for Fall Clinics and Externships are due Friday March 29th, 2013. Stop by suite 255 to pick up an application and information or apply on line via simplicity.
Finally, the Immigrant Rights clinic assisted two foreign nationals in achieving their goal to become US citizens this past week. Congratulations to IRC students Bruno Portigliatti and Leah Gregoire.