Pirate [pahy-ruht]: Defined — Searching the Seven Seas for an International Answer

Who, exactly, is a pirate? (by James J. Woodruff II, Associate Professor of Lawyering Process) Stereotypes notwithstanding, the term “pirate” covers a much broader spectrum of activity than swashbucklers swinging from ship to ship, claiming booty as they go. Watching Johnny Depp portray Jack Sparrow or Errol Flynn take the big screen as Captain Blood […]

Florida Coastal welcomes new multicultural affairs dean

In July, Alicia Edwards joined Florida Coastal School of Law as the Assistant Dean of Multicultural Affairs. Edwards brings more than 10 years of direct student experience in higher education, and has worked in multicultural affairs at the University of Iowa and the University of Michigan. Most recently, she was Assistant Director, Student Activities & […]

Local Attorney Schulz wins Ehrlich Award

Local Holland & Knight partner George A. “Buddy” Schulz won this year’s prestigious Justice Raymond Ehrlich Award. Florida Coastal School of Law’s Student Bar Association (SBA) presented the award to Schulz during a February event at the Main Library in downtown Jacksonville. The SBA selects a recipient who “embodies professionalism and humanitarianism and integrity in […]

Former Guantánamo detainee naval lawyer Charlie Swift speaks at Coastal Law

In April, Florida Coastal School of Law’s special programs committee hosted former Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) Officer Charlie Swift. Swift spoke about his experiences with the landmark United States Supreme Court decision Hamdan v. Rumsfeld. During his introduction of Swift, Robert Hornstein, Coastal Law Assistant Professor of Law and special programs committee member […]