Coastal Law ranks among nationwide top four

School’s Moot Court Honor Board earns distinction at Moot Court National Championship

A Florida Coastal School of Law team reached the semifinal round in Houston this past weekend at the Moot Court National Championship, establishing the Jacksonville-based law school’s moot court honor board as among the four best nationwide. In addition to Coastal Law, teams from schools including Columbia, Duke, William & Mary, Fordham also competed.
Team members on the Coastal Law team include Renatha Francis, Kristin Rhodus, and Wes Ridout. Paul Knudsen served as the team manager. Professor Sander Moody coached the team.



Standings at The Moot Court National Championship, which is open to the top 16 moot court programs across the country, were determined by results tabulated at competitions throughout the academic year. As moot court is about both written and oral advocacy, scoring for the Championship incorporates not only team awards, but also individual honors.
Another Coastal Law moot court team this weekend advanced to the final round of the prestigious National Sexual Orientation Law Moot Court Competition, hosted by the Williams Institute at UCLA. This competition held preliminary rounds this weekend and will fly the two finalist teams back to Los Angeles for a final round on February 19. The Coastal Law team beat the University of Chicago in the quarter-finals and NYU in the semi-finals.
Candace Weeks served as the brief writer and also argued in one of the preliminary rounds. Jessica Davis and Jeremy Paul were the oralists. John Granchelli served as the Team Manager.