Tampa Campus Students Participate in Moot Court Competition

Chief Justice Jorge Labarga, Justice Fred Lewis, Rick Peña, Garrett O'Sullivan

(Back row, left to right) Chief Justice Jorge Labarga and Justice Fred Lewis with (front row, left to right) Rick Peña and Garrett O'Sullivan at the Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition. The event was organized by the Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar and held June 25 at the Florida Bar Convention.

Carolay Vargas, Eula Bacon

(Left to right) Carolay Vargas and Eula Bacon at the Florida Bar Convention where Vargas received the Honorable Mention Award for the 2014 Florida Law Student Essay Contest on June 25.

July 7, 2014 - Cooley Law School students Rick Peña and Garrett O'Sullivan competed in the Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition June 25. The event was organized by the Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar and held at the Florida Bar Convention. For the first time in the history of the competition, all law schools in the state of Florida participated.

"I am so proud of all the students that participated in the events at the Florida Bar Convention this weekend," said Cooley Assistant Professor Victoria Cruz-Garcia. “It was great to see Rick Peña and Garrett O'Sullivan compete in the Moot Court Competition.”

After the competition, the Florida Supreme Court held a question and answer session moderated by the Appellate Section of the Florida Bar. Peña and O'Sullivan were joined by other Cooley students at the convention to hear from the panel of justices concerning procedure, mechanics of the Supreme Court, professionalism, grievances, and credibility.

Also at the convention, Cooley student Carolay Vargas received the Honorable Mention Award Winner for the 2014 Florida Law Student Essay Contest. Vargas has earned the chance to have her essay published, will receive a $350 scholarship, and was invited to attend the American Bar Association’s National Convention in Orlando later this year.

"It was great to see Carolay Vargas recognized for her outstanding student essay. Congratulations to her and the other winners," said Cruz-Garcia.


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Highlights

Cooley Students Participate in Moot Court Competition at Florida Bar Convention

Convention Also Includes Awards Ceremony for Student Essay Contest

Cooley’s Carolay Vargas Wins Honorable Mention for Essay


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