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Summer Series: The United States District Court

June 20, 2019
10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Bryan Simpson U.S. Courthouse
300 N. Hogan Street
Jacksonville FL 32202

Welcome to federal court! The Summer Series is designed for law students working in Jacksonville and nearby areas. The goal is to bring to life much of what is studied in law school. Information about all eight events is available here.

As a fundamental principle of federal practice, a plaintiff must allege “enough facts to state a claim that is plausible on its face.” In this civil hearing on a motion to dismiss before the Honorable Marcia Morales Howard, United States District Judge, you will hear a challenge based on this “plausibility” standard. The hearing also will address whether federal law preempts certain state law claims. Afterward, join Judge Howard for lunch and a discussion about the work of district judges.

This event will be held at the Bryan Simpson United States Courthouse, Courtroom 10B (10th floor) for the hearing and the Clerk’s Office Conference Room (9th floor) for lunch.

This event is limited to 40 students. Please RSVP by using the below form.

If you have questions regarding this event, you are welcome to email Mary Margaret Giannini at

Also, a few reminders: All Summer Series events are free. All events require business attire. You must have a valid i.d. to enter the courthouse. Each event requires a reservation, spaces are limited, and most events “sell out.” Be mindful that if you make a reservation, a seat will be saved for you and food will be bought for you. If you cannot attend, immediately contact Katharine Roth at (904) 549-1950 so your seat can be given to someone else.

Thank you and we look forward to having you join us!

This event has reached capacity and registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest. We hope that you are able to join us for a future event.