A Moot Court program emphasizes the development of brief-writing and oral-advocacy through state, regional, national and international competitions against other law students from across the nation and around the world.
The Florida International University (FIU) Intramural Moot Court Competition was recently held in Miami. Daniela Abratt, an Associate with Thomas & LoCicero in the Fort Lauderdale office, served as a Judge in the preliminary rounds of the competition on October 17.
The final round this competition among law school students at FIU Law School will be held on November 1. The students will be arguing a case regarding two issues in the Moot Court Competition: (1) the admissibility under a hearsay exception of an audio recording to prove the conduct of a third party, and (2) whether sexual orientation should be deemed a suspect class and subject to heightened scrutiny when evaluating challenges to preemptory strikes of jurors.
Judges for the final round will include The Honorable Robin S. Rosenbaum and The Honorable Adalberto Jordan from Florida's Eleventh Circuit Court; and The Honorable Richard J. Suarez and The Honorable Kevin Emas from Florida's Third District Court of Appeals.
Daniela B. Abratt is an Associate in the Fort Lauderdale office with a practice concentration in media and communications law, including defamation and invasion of privacy. She also focuses on business litigation and intellectual property matters. She graduated from the Florida International University College of Law in 2015.
With offices in Tampa and Fort Lauderdale, Thomas & LoCicero is a Florida law firm that is widely known, respected and committed to free speech and a free press. The firm represents the industry’s leading electronic and traditional publishers, as well as individual journalists, bloggers and influencers of social media on issues ranging from news gathering to invasion of privacy, from defamation to pre-publication review. At the heart of the firm’s mission is to champion free speech and defend journalism every day.