News & Noteworthy

Coastal Law Moot Court ranked 5th nationally


Coastal Law's Moot Court team reached the regional quarter-finals at the National Black Law Students Association's Frederick Douglas Moot Court Competition, earning a Best Brief Award for the Petitioner and Best Advocate Award for the competition in the process. Nationally, the team currently ranks fifth and is on track to earn an invitation to compete in the National Championships in January 2012.

Faculty Highlights December 2010

  • Professor Ericka Curran

Professor Ericka Curran, Clinical Fellow Carlos Martin and The Students of the Immigrant Rights Clinic have increased efforts to provide representation to Immigrants detained at the Baker County Detention Facility.  The Immigrant Rights Clinic is working to support the work of Coastal grad Karen Winston, who is an equal justice works fellow at Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and has started the Baker Defense Project.  The Baker County Detention facility can hold up to 500 detained immigrants.  Indigent immigrants are largely unrepresented. Recently the Obama administration lifted the ban on Haitian Deportations and Coastal students are working to provide legal representation to Haitians who fear torture or death upon return to Haiti.