Students rock Mardi Gras sports law competition

Florida Coastal School of Law competitors won the 2011 National Sports Law Moot Court Competition, known as the Mardi Gras Competition due to its timing during the week before Mardi Gras, this spring in New Orleans. The team’s success followed an impressive showing during the 2010 competition, won by Dazi Lenoir Williams and Drew Parrish-Bennett, [...]

Alternative spring break cultivates student outreach work, assists migrant workers

For the second consecutive year, 35 Coastal Law students participated in the Alternative Spring Break Migrant Worker Justice Immersion Program. The outreach experience brought students to migrant labor camps in North and Central Florida. The inventive spring break initiative, in partnership with Florida Legal Services Migrant Farmworker Justice Program, is directed by Coastal Law faculty [...]

School’s nationwide externship program helps students gain experience

Whether it’s grades and classes or recommendations and referrals, employers consider a broad palette of qualities in the curriculum vitae of new law school graduates. But what stands out the most? It’s experience, according to recent trends. And a Florida Coastal School of Law program is helping local students sharpen their edge in this area. [...]

Debating Independence Versus Accountability In Judicial Systems

We generally think of a legal system as something that develops over time, even centuries; a mixture of laws, rulings, interpretations, practices and procedures growing “organically” with many different influences. Often, though, events bring about change at a much faster space, compressing the time frame of “what was” and “what is to be.” It is [...]