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Jacksonville, Florida, October 9, 2018 -   
Florida Coastal School of Law had two Moot Court teams competing in National Competitions last weekend.   Team Manager Heather Masse led the teams of (1) AJ Hernandez and Jose Cruz-Pagan and (2) Blair Butler and Justice Elvish to New York City for the National Latina/o Law Student Association (NLLSA) National Moot Court Competition. Both teams advanced out of the preliminary rounds, with AJ and Jose making it to the quarterfinals and Blair and Justice making it to the semi-final round. Justice Elvish won the Best Oralist award for the competition and AJ and Jose won the Best Petitioner’s Brief award for the competition.

The team of (1) Mikaela Kadriu and Lindsey Wofford and (2) Ciara Henderson, Matt Letteri, and Jelisa Hall traveled to Regent University in Virginia Beach to compete in the Hassell Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition. Moot Court teams from twenty different law schools from around the country travelled to Virginia Beach to participate.  Both Florida Coastal teams performed very well over three preliminary rounds with Mikaela and Lindsey advancing all the way to the semi-final round. Lindsey Wofford won the Fifth Best Oralist award for the competition. Their team manager is Ashley Armstrong.

Professor Tony Kolenc stated, “I am very fortunate and proud to work with such dedicated students who contribute so much to the Florida Coastal community.  I would like to thank Dean DeVito for his strong support of our Moot Court program and our students.”

Florida Coastal’s Dean Scott DeVito said, “We are very proud of our students who performed incredibly well on a national stage.  Their performance gives us one more reason to be FCSL Proud!”

Florida Coastal School of Law (Coastal Law) is an ABA-accredited institution founded in 1996 and located in Jacksonville, Florida. The law school was founded upon three mission pillars: serving the underserved, providing an education that is student-outcome centered, and graduating students who are practice ready.


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