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Stetson wins Zehmer Workers' Comp Moot Court Competition.

Stetson University College of Law Stetson University College of Law, founded in 1900, is Florida's first law school. Located in Gulfport, FL (moving to the city in 1954 from its original location in DeLand), it also has a campus in Tampa, FL. The law school occupies a historic 1920s resort hotel, the Rolyat.  began the academic year by winning first and second place in the E. Earle Zehmer Workers' Compensation workers' compensation, payment by employers for some part of the cost of injuries, or in some cases of occupational diseases, received by employees in the course of their work.  Moot Court A method of teaching law and legal skills that requires students to analyze and argue both sides of a hypothetical legal issue using procedures modeled after those employed in state and federal appellate courts.  Competition in Orlando in August.

Two teams of Stetson students advanced to compete against each other in the final round, beating a dozen teams from other law schools around the country. This is the second consecutive year that Stetson has won the competition, sponsored by the Workers' Compensation Section of The Florida Bar The Florida Bar is the mandatory state bar association for the state of Florida. It is the third largest such bar association in the United States. Its duties include the regulation and discipline of attorneys. .

The winning Stetson team of Derrick Connell, Amie Patty, and brief writer Pamela Vergara narrowly defeated the Stetson team of Joseph Herbert, Brice Zoecklein, and brief writer Kristen Chittenden, who came in second place. Fourteen teams competed.

"The teams argued brilliantly in the final round before three judges from the Florida First District Court of Appeal The Florida First District Court of Appeal is headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida. See also
  • Florida District Courts of Appeal (for history and general overview)
  • Florida Second District Court of Appeal
  • Florida Third District Court of Appeal
," said Professor Stephanie Vaughan, moot court advisor. "We could never ask for more in a competition."

Stetson Professor Michael Allen coached the first-place team of Connell, Patty, and Vergara, and moot court alumni Jennifer Card Kennedy and Nancy Slack Meyer of Abbey Adams in St. Petersburg coached the second-place team of Herbert, Zoecklein, and Chittenden.
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Date:Sep 15, 2009
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