Coastal Law students compete in ABA Regional Client Counseling competition

Florida Coastal students, Nakeshia Baptiste and Cynthia Barnes, competed in the 2013 ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition. The Competition simulates a law office consultation in which the students, acting as attorneys, were presented with a client matter. They interviewed actors acting as clients and then explained what legal action they would recommend based on the hypothetical situation presented by the client.

At the end of the first three preliminary rounds, the students were ranked first in the competition. They advanced to the semi-finals and were defeated by Samford University, which was the team that won the competition.  Florida Coastal ultimately finished ahead of teams from, among others, Florida A&M, Emory, and John Marshall.  Jarmon DeSadier was the team captain.  Congratulations to all!

The Mock Trial Team competed against 26 other schools at the University of FLorida this weekend in the prestigious National Trial Competition. After all preliminary rounds, the 2L team of Theresa Carli, Tracy Engle, Justin Norman and witness Camille Smith were undefeated and ranked fifth entering the semifinals. They had beaten St. Thomas and Barry, but unfortunately lost to Faulkner in a very close round in the semifinal round. They were coached by Coastal Law Mock Trial alumni John Leombruno and Jo-Anne Yau.  The Team Manager was Tiffany Roman. Congratulations to all!

Spend your Spring Break making a difference in the lives and working conditions of one of the nation’s most exploited communities – – migrant farmworkers. The Alternative Spring Break Farmworker Justice Immersion Project will be holding an informational meeting on Thursday, February 21st in Room 425 from 4:00pm to 5:00 pm.  Students who participate in this year’s project will have an opportunity to work with some of the most skilled migrant attorneys in the nation.

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