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November 1, 2012
Florida Coastal captures two competitions

Florida Coastal School of Law recently took top honors at two national moot court competitions.

Teams competing on behalf of the school won the National Latina/o Law Students Association Moot Court Competition in Los Angeles and the National Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition in Atlanta.

“Coastal Law’s consistent performance in moot court is certainly indicative of the quality of the student body the law school is continuing to attract,” said Professor Sander Moody, faculty advisor of Coastal Law’s Moot Court Program. “The team members argued at a very high level at these competitions and I couldn’t be more impressed.

“It is clear the judges were equally impressed.”

In Los Angeles at the National Latina/o Law Students Association Moot Court Competition, the team of Amie DeGuzman and Loreyn Raab (oralists) and Dominic DeLuca (brief writer/oralist) outperformed teams competing on behalf of law schools including New York University, Arizona State University, and UCLA to win the championship. In addition to the championship, DeGuzman won the Best Advocate Award at the competition. Patrick Goode served as team manager.

In Atlanta at the National Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition, the team of Ross Darville and Nicolas Gullett (oralists) and Matt Rosenthal (brief writer/oralist) won all seven of their rounds to win the championship, outperforming teams competing on behalf of law schools including The University of Georgia, Michigan State University, and Seton Hall University. Samantha Marriott served as the team manager.

“This is a great reward after all of the weeks of preparation that went into this competition,” said Coastal Law Dean Peter Goplerud. “Our students worked very hard for this and they certainly deserve it.”

[Revised: 12-17-2014]