Monthly Archives: October 2013

DCF Children’s Legal Services Presentation on Tuesday

The Department of Children and Families, Children’s Legal Services (CLS) will be on campus onAdvocate Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 12:00 in Room 560 for an information session open to all students.  Tricia Meisner and Jennifer Maes will discuss how CLS came to exist out of the Department of Children and Families, how to apply for CLS openings and what they look for in candidates.  Bring your lunch and learn about this public interest organization that has a large presence throughout Florida! 

RSVP on Symplicity or send an email to to let us know you plan to attend!

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FASPE: Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics


Summer Ethics Fellowships for Law Students

The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) seeks applications for its 2014 law fellowships.  FASPE Law, one component of a larger program that works with students in several fields, uses the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust as a launching point for an intensive course of study on legal ethics. FASPE is predicated upon the power of place, and in particular the first-hand experience of visiting Auschwitz and traveling through Germany and Poland where Fellows study the past and consider how to apply the lessons of history as they confront the ethical challenges of today.

In 2014 FASPE will take a group of 10-15 law students on an all-expenses-paid trip from New York to Berlin, Krakow, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz) where they will examine topics like: the challenge of ambition in professional development, ethics and government lawyering, dilemmas in day-to-day practice, and ethical approaches to truth and disclosure.

FASPE believes in the broad applicability of ethics training. We are looking for students with a wide range of legal interests including, among others: criminal law, constitutional law, corporate law, environmental law, human rights advocacy, international law, public interest law, real estate law, securities law, and tax law.

The 2014 program will run from Sunday, May 25 to Thursday, June 5. Fellowships cover all program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food.


To apply or to learn more about FASPE, visit: Completed applications must be received by January 6, 2014. All students enrolled in graduate school at the time of their application are eligible. Award notifications will be emailed by March 1.

Students of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

See the official flyer here: FASPE

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Check out these new additions to the Coastal Library collection!

We’ve added new books! To view a table listing the new print resources that the library received since the start of September, 2013, click Continue reading below. Most of the items listed there can be found in the General Collection and checked out for up to three weeks by members of the Coastal Community.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to stop by the Reference Desk on the third floor of the Library & Technology Center or contact the Reference Librarians via email, telephone (904.680.7612), or the Ask a Librarian form.

If you think we should consider adding something to the collection, please feel free to recommend it here (Coastal ID login required).

The redbook : a manual on legal style / Bryan A. Garner ; with Jeff Newman, Tiger Jackson. KF250 .G375 2013
Immigration consequences of criminal activity : a guide to representing foreign-born defendants / by Mary E. Kramer. KF4842 .K73 2012
Trust us, we’re experts! : how industry manipulates science and gambles with your future / Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber. HD59.6.U6 R35 2001
A rulebook for arguments / Anthony Weston. BC177 .W47 2009
Selections for contracts / compiled by E. Allan Fansworth, Carol Sanger, Neil B. Cohen, Richard R.W. Brooks, Larry T. Garvin. KF801.A7 S417 2013
The contested murder of Latasha Harlins : justice, gender, and the origins of the LA riots / Brenda E. Stevenson. KF224.D8 S74 2013
A primer on American labor law / William B. Gould IV. KF3369 .G68 2013
Oklahoma’s Indian new deal / Jon S. Blackman. KF8205 .B58 2013
Constitutional torts / Sheldon H. Nahmod, Michael L. Wells, Thomas A. Eaton. KF1306.C64 N34 2010
Criminal procedure : the constitution and the police / Robert M. Bloom, Professor of Law Boston College Law School ; Mark S. Brodin, Professor of Law Boston College Law School. KF9630 .B578 2013
Estates in land and future interests : a step-by-step guide / Linda H. Edwards. KF577 .E39 2013
Advanced legal writing : theories and strategies in persuasive writing / Michael R. Smith, professor of law, University of Wyoming, College of law. KF250 .S62 2013
Constitutional law / Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine, School of Law. KF4550 .C429 2013
Constitutional law : cases, materials, and problems / Russell L. Weaver, Professor of Law  & Distinguished University Scholar, University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law [and five others]. KF4549 .C6543 2013
The Glannon guide to torts : learning torts through multiple-choice questions and analysis / Richard L. Hasen. KF1250.Z9 H375 2011
Understanding and mastering The Bluebook : student workbook 2/  Linda J. Barris. KF245  .B374 2013
Criminal law : concepts and practice / Ellen S. Podgor, Peter J. Henning, Andrew E. Taslitz, Alfredo Garcia. KF9219  .C758 2013
Great legal traditions : civil law, common law, and Chinese law in historical and operational perspective / John W. Head. K583 .H43 2011
Studies in American tort law / Vincent R. Johnson. KF1250 .J643 2013
A short & happy guide to elder law / Kenney F. Hegland, James E. Rogers Professor of Law, Emeritus University of Arizona; Robert B. Fleming, Fleming & Curti, PLC, Tucson, Arizona. KF390.A4 H445 2013
Criminal procedure : principles, policies, and perspectives / by Joshua Dressler, Frank R. Strong Chair in Law, Michael E. Moritz College of Law, the Ohio State University ; George C. Thomas III, Rutgers University Board of Governors Professor of Law, Judge Alexander P. Waugh, Sr., Distinguished Scholar of Law, Newark. KF9619 .D66 2013
Federal income taxation : a law student’s guide to the leading cases and concepts / by Marvin A. Chirelstein, Lawrence A. Zelenak. KF6369 .C43 2012
Health law : cases, materials and problems / by Barry R. Furrow, Thomas L. Greaney, Sandra H. Johnson, Timothy Stoltzfus Jost, Robert L. Schwartz. KF3821.A7 H43 2013
Immigration and citizenship : process and policy / by Thomas Alexander Aleinikoff … [et al.]. KF4819 .I47 2012
Learning civil procedure / by Jeffrey W. Stempel, Doris S. & Theodore B. Lee Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Steven Baicker-McKee, assistant professor of law, Duquesne University School of Law, Brooke D. Coleman, assistant professor of law, Seattle University School of Law, David F. Herr, Esq., Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP, adjunct professor of law, William Mitchell College of Law, Michael J. Kaufman, associate dean of academic affairs and professor of law, director, Child Law and Education Institute, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. KF8840 .S74 2013
Modern military justice : cases and materials / by Gregory E. Maggs, Lisa M. Schenck. KF7620 .M34 2012
Scientific evidence in civil and criminal cases / by Andre A. Moenssens, J.D., LL. M., Douglas Stripp Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Missouri at Kansas City, Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Richmond Forensic Consultant ; Betty Layne Desportes, J.D., M.S., Benjamin & DesPortes, P.C., Richmond, Virginia ; Carl N. Edwards, J.D., Ph. D., Baylor Law School and Department of American Studies, Baylor University, Waco Texas. KF8961 .S39 2013
Real estate development law / by Rick Daley. KF5698.3 .D35 2011
Torts and compensation : personal accountability and social responsibility for injury / by Dan B. Dobbs, Regents Professor and Rosenstiel Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Arizona ; Paul T. Hayden, Thomas V. Girardi Professor of Consumer Protection Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles ; Ellen M. Bublick, Dan B. Dobbs Professor of Law, University of Arizona. KF1250 .D6 2013
Cases and materials on criminal law / by Joshua Dressler, Stephen P. Garvey. KF9219 .D68 2012
Cases and materials on Federal Courts / by Michael L. Wells … [et al.]. KF8719 .W45 2011
Schlesinger’s Comparative law : cases, text, materials. K558 .C66 2009
Wills, trusts, and estates / Jesse Dukeminier, Late Maxwell Professor of Law University of California, Los Angeles; Robert H. Sitkoff, John L. Gray, Professor of Law, Harvard University. KF753 .D85 2013
Gender and law : theory, doctrine, commentary / Katharine T. Bartlett, A. Kenneth Pye Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law ; Deborah L. Rhode, Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law, Director, Stanford Center on the Legal Profession, Stanford University Law School ; Joanna L. Grossman, Sidney and Walter Siben Distinguished Professor of Family Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. KF478 .B37 2013
Payment systems and other financial transactions : cases, materials, and problems / Ronald J. Mann. KF957 .M36 2011
Property law : rules, policies, and practices / Joseph William Singer. KF560 .S56 2010
Fundamentals of federal income taxation : cases and materials / by James J. Freeland, Daniel J. Lathrope, Stephen A. Lind, Richard B. Stephens. KF6369 .F86 2013
101 law forms for personal use / by the editors of Nolo. KF170 .L46 2013
Alternative dispute resolution in a nutshell / by Jacqueline M. Nolan-Haley. KF9084.Z9 N65 2013
Professional responsibility / James E. Moliterno, Vincent Bradford Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law. KF306 .M653 2013
Understanding civil procedure / Gene R. Shreve, Richard S. Melvin Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law; Peter Raven-Hansen, Glen Earl Weston Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School; Charles Gardner Geyh, John F. Kimberling Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law. KF8840 .S484 2013
Restatement of the law third : the law of American Indians. Discussion draft (April 11, 2013). KF8205 .R482 2013
Model penal code : sexual assault and related offenses : discussion draft (April 22, 2013) / American Law Institute. KF9325 .M63 2013
Principles of the law of nonprofit organizations : tentative draft / American Law Institute. KF1388 .P753 2007
Principles of the law of liability insurance : tentative draft / American Law Institute. KF1215 .P752
Pass the bar exam : a practical guide to achieving academic & professional goals / Sara J. Berman. KF303 .B45 2013
Public international law in a nutshell / by Thomas Buergenthal. KZ3410 .B84 2013
Think like a lawyer : legal reasoning for law students and business professionals / E. Scott Fruehwald. KF379 .F78 2013
What if I say the wrong thing? : 25 habits for culturally effective people / Vernā A. Myers. KF300 .M944 2013
Federal law of employment discrimination in a nutshell / by Mack A. Player. KF3464 .P583 2013
Real estate transactions : problems, cases, and materials / Robin Paul Malloy, E.I. White Chair and Distinguished Professor of Law, Kauffman Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Diirector, Center on Property, Citizenship, and Social Entrepreneurism, College of Law, Syracuse University ; James Charles Smith, John Byrd Martin Professor of Law, University of Georgia. KF665.A4 M35 2013

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FBI Coming on Campus!

Interested in learning about working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation?  Well, here’s your chance to attend a presentation with representatives from the Jacksonville Division of the FBI!  OnFBI Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 12:00-1:30 p.m. in Room 550, Coastal Law is pleased to welcome members of the FBI legal and human resources departments as well as a current 2L intern who will be discussing such topics as:

  • The Hiring Process “Special Agent or Professional Support”
  • Drug Policy
  • Language Proficiency
  • Application Core Questions
  • Critical Skills
  • Internships

RSVP on Symplicity or send an email to to reserve your spot TODAY for this exciting and rare opportunity to learn about the FBI (no need to reserve in both places)!  Lunch and refreshments will be served to those who RSVP!

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Criminal Defense Clinic Hosts Panel from NE Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Attorneys from the NE Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Spoke on Campus this past Friday providing tips to students on careers in criminal law and professionalism.

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Disability and Public Benefits Clinic Hard at Work in the Community

Sarah Sullivan
Last Tuesday The Disability and Public Benefits Clinic represented Five Families in Duval County in Guardian Advocacy Related Cases.

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Still time to apply for scholarships and another Moot Court win

Coastal Weekly | October 6 – October 12

Foundation Update

Scholarships – there is still time to apply for the Dan Bradley Scholarship of $2,500 and four Coastal Law Foundation Scholarships of $2,000 each.  Deadline is October 10, 2013.  For more information contact: Kirsten Oliver at

Foundation Board – the Foundation Board is currently accepting names of interested and qualified candidates to fill two open positions on the Board.  Board members serve a two year term.  For more information or to submit a name contact: Elizabeth Bates at

Moot Court wins another national competition!

In fact, congratulations to three Moot Court teams on their tremendous success last weekend at the National Latino Law Students’ Association Moot Court Competition. This marks three years in a row Florida Coastal has won this championship.

The Team Manager, James Carbonell, masterfully guided our three teams. The team of Monica Smith, Aaron Pease, and Sterling Spencer won the championship, arguing the final round in front of the New Mexico Supreme Court. In addition to the team win, the New Mexico Supreme Court justices awarded Sterling the final round Best Advocate Award. Another Honor Board team, Shirley Zambrano, Jorge Gonzales and Kristin Saam, was a third place, semi-finalist team. And Shirley won the Best Brief Award, Respondent. Congratulations also to the team of Elisabeth Whitmire and Theresa Carli both performed great as they reached the quarter-finals. Professor Nick Martino coached all three of our teams. Congratulations to all.

Mock Trial Presents Finalists for the Upcoming Competition – Come and See!

Come and watch the Fifth Annual Spohrer and Dodd Trial Advocacy Competition Tuesday, October 15th, from 5:30 to 7:30 in Courtroom 450. These eight Mock Trial Members will compete for cash in this exciting competition. The finalists are:

Megan McCoy, Theresa Carli, Erin McLean, Tracy Engle, Gianelli Latorre-Henley, Brandon Coleman, Jola Adigun, and Michael Spain

Congratulations to these finalists! Don’t miss this great opportunity for 1L’s interested in learning more about the Mock Trial Experience.

We Have Fantastic Externship Opportunities!

Spring credit-bearing Externship opportunities with corporations, public interest employers and government entities are now available for a limited time! Contact the Career Services Department for more information or visit their blog.

Once again, practical legal work experience in law school is a great way to apply what you learn in the classroom out in the field and, in addition, it looks great on your resume.

Want your information to appear in the Coastal Weekly?

If you have some exciting news to share or want to promote an event to the entire Coastal Law community, please be sure to send it to Kirsten Oliver in the Advancement Department by Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. to make it into the next edition.

Have a great week and I wish you continued to good luck on your midterm exams.

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Former N. Carolina tutor accused of athlete-agent inducement

Rick Karcher, an attorney and six-year director of the Center for Law and Sports at the Florida Coastal School of Law, has researched and written about player-agent regulation.

Reached Thursday in a telephone interview, Karcher said the criminal allegations related to the UNC football scandal are the exception not the norm. The criminal indictments handed up by an Orange County grand jury this week send a caution to rogue and cavalier agents ignoring the rules, he said.

“We’ve seen so many cases over the ages where states never get involved,” Karcher said. “The larger message of this is: although most states are not enforcing their state agents acts, you never know when a state might decide to do so.”

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We Have Fantastic Externship Opportunities!

Spring credit-bearing Externship opportunities with corporations, public interest employers and government entities are now available for a limited time! A few examples of unique Spring Externshipsexternship opportunities available for 2Ls and 3Ls with a low number of applicants thus far include:

  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
  • North Florida Public Land Trust
  • Public Defender’s Office – multiple locations
  • State Attorney’s Office – multiple locations
  • Three Rivers Legal Services
  • U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

Log onto Symplicity for all the latest opportunities and be sure to get your application materials in order before Friday, October 11th!

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