Jacksonville, FL, October 16th, 2019 – Florida Coastal School of Law’s Moot Court Program is now ranked #1 in the nation, according to the national point totals. This returns Florida Coastal’s Moot Court Honor Board to the national level top rank – a status that Florida Coastal sustained for many years earlier this decade.

This ranking was secured after the first and second place winners of the Elon University’s Billings, Exum & Frye (BEF) National Moot Court Competition were announced: both of which are Florida Coastal School of Law’s teams.

Members of the Florida Coastal School of Law Moot Court Honor Board at the BEF National Moot Court competition at Elon University.

Left to right: Austin Kwikkel, Heather Masse, Tiffany Hickerson, Professor Alan Williams, Lindsey Wofford, Keanna Brodie, and Matthew Rhodes

First Place Overall:
 Matthew Rhodes, Lindsey Wofford, and Keanna Brodie

Best Oralist Overall: Lindsey Wofford

Best Oralist Final Round: Matthew Rhodes

Second Place Overall: Austin Kwikkel and Heather Masse

Second Best Brief: Austin Kwikkel and Heather Masse

Team Manager: Tiffany Hickerson

Overall, 41 teams from 28 different schools competed in the Elon Moot Court Competition and both Florida Coastal’s teams currently occupy the top two winning positions, meaning the final round will be: Florida Coastal vs Florida Coastal. While this is not a first-time occurrence for Florida Coastal’s outstanding Moot Court teams, this is the first time that the two top competing teams in an Elon University Moot Court competition are from the same law school.

Both teams are coached by Professor Alan Williams and Professor Melissa Coll and have worked assiduously over the last few months to prepare. Congratulations to all!

About Florida Coastal School of Law

Located in Jacksonville Florida, Florida Coastal School of Law, the only ABA accredited law school in Northeastern Florida, was founded in 1996 on the pillars of serving the underserved, providing an education that is student-outcome centered, and graduating students who are practice-ready. Florida Coastal’s students and faculty have donated over 1 million hours of legal services to the region since 2007. Jacksonville is a U.S. News top 40 places to live with a population of 1.5 million.