Law Review Symposium draws interest, spring event in works

In the spring, approximately 100 guests attended the Florida Coastal Law Review’s annual Symposium, “Family, Life, and Legacy: Planning Issues for the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and Transgender Communities.” The day-long event featured a standout panel of speakers and has given new momentum to the upcoming 2011 event.

Florida Coastal Law Review Submissions Editor Nathan R. Ross helped orchestrate the event, which attracted students and faculty, as well as attorneys who were eligible for continuing legal education credits that day.

Featured speakers included: Anthony M. Brown, Esq., from Albert W. Chianese & Associates in New York City; Professor Mark Strasser from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio; Professor Scott Titshaw from Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Ga.; Dr. Jillian T. Weiss, Associate Professor of Law and Society at Ramapo College of New Jersey; Gregory Nevins, Supervising Senior Staff Attorney in the Southern Regional Office of Lambda Legal; and Judi OíKelley, Director of Life Planning and Director of Law School Development for Lambda Legal.

“We look for topics that challenge established legal thought, and that are enlightening to our students,” Ross said. “At the same time, we try to make sure we explore ideas and concepts that are likely to be relevant to guests in their legal careers.”

Plans for the 2011 Third Annual Florida Coastal Law Review Spring Symposium are already in the works, with organizers setting their sights on March 4. Ross said the 2011 program will examine the changes to the American legal landscape since the events of 9/11.

“The goal is to enlighten the audience by critically examining how, a decade later, the events of 9/11 continue to influence American jurisprudence,” he said.