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Coastal Law Moot Court team advances to statewide semifinals, earns individual honor

For the seventh year in a row, a moot court team from Florida Coastal School of Law advanced to the semifinals of the Robert Orseck Moot Court Competition, Florida’s oldest and most prestigious moot court competition. Additionally, team member Catherine “C.J.” Scott was named best overall advocate in the competition.

Other Coastal Law team members include Jessica DeSantis and Mason Bradshaw, with Professor Sander Moody serving as coach.
Historically, the Robert Orseck Moot Court Competition is held in conjunction with the annual Florida Bar Association Meeting, with the finals being judged by justices of the Florida Supreme Court.

At the competition, the teams are given a controversial legal topic and must argue both sides of the issues.

Coastal Law Shadow Program recipient of 2010 ABA E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award


With Holland & Knight LLP as its founding sponsor in 2008, Coastal Law launched an innovative program designed to impart the principles of ethics and professionalism from the perspective of practicing attorneys and judges.  The Coastal Law Shadow Program provides students with opportunities to observe state and federal judges, private practice attorneys, public interest lawyers, and governmental law departments at trial and pretrial proceedings, mediations, settlements and other practice related activities. Consistent with Coastal Law’s encouragement of its students to gain practical experience and ethical awareness, the program bridges classroom instruction with exposure to daily practice activities and the tenets of professionalism.

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