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Celebrate Mock Trial and join us for various events

The Mock Trial Team had a very successful weekend. Nova’s Trial Association sponsored a closing argument competition open to all Florida schools. Coastal sent five individual competitors. There were approximately 70 competitors from around the state. The trial that was the basis for the closings was videotaped, except for the closing arguments. The competitors were provided the video and given one week to prepare closing arguments for both the prosecution and the defense. All competitors had to be prepared to give a closing argument for either the prosecution or defense with minimal notice.

After three preliminary rounds, three Coastal Law competitors qualified for the octo-finals. Garth Cheek 2L and Jola Adigun 2L were octo-finalists. Marc Taupier 2L advanced to the semifinals and placed third in the competition. They were coached by Professor Richard Watson and Coastal alum, Jo-Anne Yau. Congratulations to all. Continue reading

Congratulations to our moot court and mock trial teams

The Third Annual Spohrer & Dodd Trial Advocacy Scholarship Competition was held Thursday evening. The competitors were eight qualifying members of the Coastal Law Mock Trial team who had competed in multiple rounds of try-outs this fall to qualify. The problem they were arguing was based on a real case involving racial intolerance and hate crimes. Eight members of the local bar and press sat in as judges to score the competition.

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