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2012 Law Review Symposium and Young Lawyer Boot Camp

Florida Coastal Law Review is holding its 2012 Annual Symposium on Friday, March 2 at 9:00 A.M. in Room 550. This year’s event is entitled: “DigitalExpressions: Exploring Free Speech in Cyberspace”.

Florida Coastal Law Review is very fortunate to have a great panel of presenters from across the country. The event will kick off with a keynote presentation by the Honorable Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. To complete the panel, we have Florida Coastal’s own Professor Lucille Ponte, Professor Lyrissa Lidsky (University of Florida), Professor Jacqueline Lipton (Case Western Reserve University), Paul Alan Levy (Public Citizen Litigation Group), and Eric Robinson (University of Nevada-Reno, Center for Media and Courts).

The panel discussions will be moderated by Florida Coastal Professors John Knechtle and Joseph Tomain. Lunch and breakfast will be provided. All attendees are required to dress in courtroom attire. Laptops and electronic devices will not be permitted. If you plan on attending, please RSVP by February 29, at 5:00 P.M. at www.fcsl.edu/go/lawreview and sign in at the registration table at 8:30 A.M. on the day of the event. You must register for a Coastal Connect account in order to RSVP. If you do not RSVP, you are still welcome to attend, however, you will not receive lunch.

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Moot Court Honor Board wins third championship of the year

Congratulations to the Moot Court Honor Board on winning another championship, the third one of the year! This is more than any other law school in the country. Tier Brown and De’Anne Jackson served as oralists/brief writers in winning the Frederick Douglas Moot Court Competition’s Southern Regional. This competition is hosted each year by the National Black Law Students Association. Tier and De’Anne defeated LSU in the quarter-finals, St. Thomas University (Miami) in the semi-finals and the University of Alabama in the final round. Tier and De’Anne now advance to the Frederick Douglas Moot Court Competition’s National Rounds in Washington, D.C. in March. In addition to the championship, a second Coastal Law team reached the quarter-finals. Vickie Eppie and Christina Gregoire both served as oralists/brief writers on this team. Both of our teams out-paced FSU, Miami, Nova, Emory, Wake Forest, South Carolina, Tulane and Tennessee, among several other law schools. Juwon Adebayo was the Team Manager for both teams. Cory Simmons (Florida Coastal ’07) served as the coach.

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