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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!

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Immigrant Rights Clinic scores victory

The Immigrant Rights Clinic experienced a huge victory recently. Student clinicians Collin Coakley, Danitza Gonzales and Eric Ortiz zealously represented their client before the Orlando Immigration Court in an intensive two-day hearing. As a result of the students’ written and oral advocacy, the Immigration Judge granted Cancellation of Removal and the client is now officially a Lawful Permanent Resident, who can remain in the U.S. and continue to raise and care for her family. Continue reading