Florida Coastal law students win national moot court competition

A two-person team from the Florida Coastal School of Law on Saturday won the sixth annual Charleston School of Law National Moot Court Competition.

Florida Coastal School of Law students Nina Cano and Alexandra Amador were named team champion in the Charleston School of Law’s sixth national Moot Court Competition.  In 2012, a team from Florida Coastal came in second in the Charleston school’s annual competition. Click through for the full info.

This year, the Florida Coastal team bested 13 other teams from the 10 schools that took part in the competition.  Cano also was named the Best Oralist, or contestant with the best oral presentation in the championship round before a group of judges.

Competitors participating in the two-day event included teams from:

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Florida State University College of Law
  • Howard University School of Law
  • Massachusetts School of Law
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
  • University of Cincinnati School of Law
  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • Widener University School of Law
  • William & Mary Law School

The moot court competition is an appellate advocacy competition in which students argue before a panel of moot court judges drawn from the faculty at the Charleston School of Law, local attorneys and area judges.  The student competitors argue points of law as though they were appearing before the United States Supreme Court.