News & Noteworthy

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.

Announcing new Coastal Law student organization and leadership positions


Coastal Law is pleased to announce the formation of a new student directed academic service organization, The Florida Coastal Public Interest Research Bureau.  (“Public Interest Research Bureau”)  The Public Interest Research Bureau will be a student-run volunteer research service intended to address this issue by providing free legal research services to lawyers working for public interest law organizations in Florida and in other states.

Read on for more information about the organization.