For over a decade, the Florida Coastal Moot Court Honor Board has been one of the most successful law school advocacy programs in the nation, and is currently ranked #1 in Florida and #14 in the nation.

The Moot Court Honor Board is a student organization comprised of 2L and 3L students who travel locally, nationally, and internationally to compete at the highest levels of appellate advocacy.  Moot Court provides an experience similar to that of actual appellate attorneys. Students prepare written briefs and make oral arguments, learning the very best techniques in legal research and writing, analyzing case law, developing arguments, and sharpening critical thinking.  The Honor Board provides a culture of familial support, hard work, determination, and excellence at oral argument and brief writing. 

The Honor Board has open tryouts for second semester 1L fall-admit students each spring through Internal Competition, along with a summer competition tryout for 1L spring-admits. If you have a strong desire to establish yourself as an oral advocate, brief writer, student leader, and professional, the Honor Board wants someone like you.

2020-21 Executive Board

President – Elaina Seyfang Miller

Vice President – David Standish

Vice President, External Teams – Katerina Salamis

Vice President, External Competitions – Taylor Newbern


Ranked #1 in Florida

Ranked #14 in the Nation

Billings Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition – Champion; First Place, Second Place, Best Preliminary Oralist, Best Final Round Oralist, and Second Best Brief

Notre Dame Religious Freedom National Moot Court Competition – Champion; Second Best Oralist

Child Welfare and Adoption Law Moot Court Competition – Champion

Gabrielli Family Law Moot Court Competition – Champion

Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition – Best Advocate

Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition – Quarterfinalist

Zehmer National Moot Court Competition – Quarterfinalist

Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition – Semifinalist; Fifth Best Advocate

National Latina/o Law Student Association (NLLSA) Moot Court Competition – Semifinalist; Best Advocate; Best Petitioner’s Brief

Zehmer’s Workers Compensation Moot Court Competition – Best Preliminary Round Oralist, Second Best Brief