This inaugural Elder law competition focused on guardianship and trust issues, with a Game of Thrones fact pattern concerning a standing issue of whether a non-biological child had standing to participate in the removal of a guardian in a guardianship proceeding, and a statutory issue concerning whether the Guardian exploited the ward under the guardianship statutes: section 744.359, and section 744.474, and the criminal exploitation statute, section 825.103, Florida Statutes.
The two teams spent eight weeks writing the briefs and holding moot court practices. FIU law professor and moot court coach Margaret Brenan Correoso said, “I am so proud of both teams. They were true professionals, hardworking, great competitors, and a pleasure to coach. I can’t wait to see what their futures hold.” A special thanks to Professors Mirow, Wasserman, Dean-Rodriguez-Dodd, and Mullins, and all the great student moot-court members who helped moot the two teams.