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News & Noteworthy

New Florida Coastal Dean appointed

Professor Scott DeVito has been appointed Dean of Florida Coastal School of Law effective August 1 after a nationwide search in which a variety of qualified candidates were considered.    

Dean DeVito currently serves as a tenured member of the Coastal Law faculty.  Dean DeVito joined Coastal Law in 2008 after practicing law in Phoenix, Arizona. While there, he clerked for the late Justice Michael D. Ryan. DeVito earned his law degree from the Connecticut School of Law where he was Editor-in-Chief of Connecticut Law Review and treasurer of the moot court board.

In addition to his J.D., Dean DeVito holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Rochester. Prior to going to law school, he taught philosophy at the university level.  While at Coastal Law, Dean DeVito’s teaching and legal scholarship has focused on commercial law and quantitative empirical legal research respectively. Most importantly, Dean DeVito has led efforts to innovate legal education, serving as Chair of the Innovation Committee and taking a lead role in Coastal Law’s strategic planning process.

“Dean DeVito’s leadership and vision for the school is consistent with our mission of inclusive excellence and market leading practice preparation. We know that Dean DeVito has the right vison for Coastal Law,” said Coastal Law President Dennis Stone.

The Coastal Law community congratulates Dean DeVito on his new position and wishes him well as Dean of Coastal Law.

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Faculty News and Updates

Professor Ericka Curran will be presenting on Immigrant Victims of Violent Crimes and Relief at the AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) Central Florida Annual conference in Orlando Florida in October. AILA is the premier national specialty bar association for Immigration Attorneys.  For information about the conference or AILA student membership visit www.aila.org Student rates are available.