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Annual Florida-Georgia Weekend Kicks Off With Moot Court

Brian Turner

The big game between the University of Florida and the University of Georgia is Saturday afternoon at EverBank Field.  

But football isn’t the only traditional rivalry the Gators and Bulldogs will engage in this weekend.

The two schools will face off in the 36th Annual Florida/Georgia Moot Court Competition Friday morning, at the Federal Courthouse in Jacksonville

Lanny Russell is with the Jacksonville-based law firm Smith Hulsey & Busey.

“Florida sends two students who compete, and Georgia sends two students from their law school who compete,” Russell said, “and we have five federal judges who are the panel of judges for this oral argument.”

Those judges are:

  • Senior District Judge Terrell Hodges, Ocala
  • District Judge William Moore, Savannah, Georgia
  • District Judge Timothy Corrigan, Jacksonville
  • District Judge Marcia Morales Howard, Jacksonville
  • District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood, Brunswick, Georgia

The law students will argue the constitutionality of two ordinances — one regulating the licensure of tour guides and the other banning automatic weapons and high capacity magazines.
The competition is open to the public. Arguments start at 9:30 a.m .

The winning legal team gets its name engraved on the official Florida/Georgia Moot Court Competition trophy.

Reporter Cyd Hoskinson can be reached at, 904-358-6351 or on Twitter at @cydwjctnews

Cyd Hoskinson began working at WJCT on Valentine’s Day 2011.