As part of a two-day competition on June 26-27, a team of four Florida Coastal School of Law students won the State Championship at the 2013 Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition, besting all other Florida law schools. Held during the Florida Bar Annual Convention in Boca Raton, Fla., the competition is the oldest and most prestigious of its kind in the state.
Team members included Oralists Nakeshia Baptiste and Jennifer D’augustinis, Brief Writer Megan Mattson, and Team Manager Shirley Zambrano. Nakeshia Baptiste also won Best Oralist in both the preliminary and final rounds.
“It was rewarding to have all that hard work pay off and it was really exciting to compete in front of the Florida Supreme Court Justices,” said Brief Writer Megan Mattson.
The moot court competition is an appellate advocacy competition in which students argue before a panel of moot court judges. The final round of competition was judged by the Florida Supreme Court Justices who selected the winning team and the best oralist.
The Florida Bar Annual Convention brings together attorneys from across the state to network with colleagues and friends, attend committee meetings, participate in CLE Seminars, and many other special events.