Moot Court Honor board earns national title


A Coastal Law team won the National Animal Law Moot Court Competition held this weekend at the Harvard Law School. The brief writers/oralists were Joseph Grant and Angelina (Angie) Zon. Avery Sander was the Team Manager and Adjunct Professor Nick Martino coached the team. 

In winning the championship the Florida Coastal team out-paced over twenty teams from law schools such as Harvard, the University of Washington, Lewis & Clark, South Texas, Louisville, Michigan State and Pace. In addition to winning the championship, the Florida Coastal team also placed second for the Best Brief Award. The President of Florida Coastal's Animal Law Society, Julie Hodges, was instrumental in supporting the team.
Another Florida Coastal team reached the championship round of the Charleston National Moot Court Competition this weekend. The brief writers/oralists were Jessica DeSantis and Catherine (C.J.) Scott. Trey White served as Team Manager and Professor Sander Moody coached the team. Twenty-six teams from around the country competed at the competition. Florida Coastal defeated FSU in the semi-finals and the University of Maryland in the quarter-finals. In reaching the finals, Florida Coastal also advanced past teams from Duke, UF, Seton Hall, Temple, DePaul, the University of South Carolina, Cordozo, Widener, and New York Law School, among others.