Second DCA to share space at Stetson

first_imgFor judges at the Tampa branch of the Second District Court of Appeal, it’s a case of it never being too late to go back to school. In this instance, it’s the new Tampa campus of the Stetson University College of Law.But it’s not for learning the judges are returning, although the result could be considered an education for the court, the law school, and the public about sharing facilities and benefits.The university and the court have struck a deal that Stetson will build offices for the court at the new law school, which will be aimed at part-time and night law school students. The public-private partnership has caught the fancy of the legislature, and both the House and Senate have included money in their proposed budgets to proceed with the project.“It’s sort of a win-win for both sides,” said Judge Chris Altenbernd, who is overseeing the deal. “To be able to demonstrate a public-private partnership like this, we’re pretty proud of being able to dream this up.”“We think that this is a great event for the law school and the court because it enables us to work together in some unique ways,” said Stetson law Dean Gary Vause. “placing the court in the building with the law school, that will obviously allow the court to use the resources of the law school, including our library, which will have a larger collection than found typically in a court.”Lawyers coming to the court will also have access to the library and hence will also benefit, he noted.“It will be a tremendous learning opportunity for our students to be able to go in and observe court sessions, right there on their own campus,” Vause said.The arrangement had its genesis several years ago when the Second DCA’s Tampa branch, which now rents space from Hillsborough County in its courthouse annex building, began looking at constructing a new building.The legislature appropriated design and study money (and did the same for a proposed branch for the First DCA in Jacksonville) and the city of Tampa offered an attractive site at a good price.“We were working in that direction when the downturn in the economy, 9/11, and a dozen other factors caused people to realize that a new building in either Jacksonville or Tampa is not a good idea,” Altenbernd said. “The court decided not to pursue a stand-alone courthouse. That meant since we were going to be evicted in a few years [because the county needs the space], we had to find another solution.”Fellow Judge Thomas E. Stringer, a Stetson trustee, mentioned that Stetson was planning the branch law school, and the city was offering the same site it used to try to lure the new Florida A&M University law school to the city. The judges figured if the law school added a floor to the planned two-story structure, the appellate court could share the facility.Since it was planned as primarily a night and part-time law school, the judges could use the parking, courtroom, law library, and other facilities during the day, and the students would have it at night.“We rather quickly worked out an oral understanding that they were interested in building that space for us,” Altenbernd said. “We would lease a floor of their building, probably around 20,000 square feet, and we would put our offices on that floor.”A side benefit, he added, is the deal will enhance the court’s ongoing program of using Stetson law students as interns. “We run four to six law students as interns every year in the court, and this arrangement will make it easy to maintain that level and maybe expand it,” he said.Legislators also liked the idea and in a tight budget year appropriated $435,000 for the program.Vause said part-time students will be able to take courses both at the new school and at the existing Gulf Port campus, and Stetson also hopes to offer a wide range of continuing legal education courses for lawyers at the new facility.“We are also exploring new degree programs that will be offered during the day as well as the evening,” Vause said, adding that he couldn’t release any more details because those plans are still pending before the ABA.Construction on the law school is set to start in late spring or early summer, with the court beginning to move into its new offices in June 2003. May 1, 2002 Regular News Second DCA to share space at Stetsoncenter_img Second DCA to share space at Stetsonlast_img read more

Erink Lamela nets as Tottenham are held to draw by Monaco

first_img It may have taken two seasons to find any consistency, but the £30million club-record acquisition from Roma is at last fulfilling his promise. Just days after the departure of oft-maligned technical director Franco Baldini, so key to the signing, Lamela began and ended a move that gave Spurs a deserved lead – one chalked off by substitute El Shaarawy late on as Monaco secured a 1-1 draw. Thomas Lemar, Fabio Coentrao and Lacina Traore attempted to draw parity, with the latter’s effort coming on the break after Alli showed composure that belied his tender years to cut back for Kane, whose shot was smothered by Subasic. Jan Vertonghen stretched to deny Lacina Traore before time was called on an impressive first half by Spurs, who were being forced to defend more when play resumed. However, Kane had an effort deflected behind at the other end and Eric Dier had a header saved from the resulting corner, with the former then heading straight at Subasic – missed chances Spurs were made to rue as the match came to a close. Nabil Dirar, introduced minutes earlier from the bench, sent in a fine, right-wing cross to El Shaarawy, whose header stumped Lloris after taking a slight deflection off Trippier. It gave Leonardo Jardim’s men renewed confidence and only a wonderful challenge from Rose thwarted Guido Carrillo after Lloris spilt Dirar’s long-range drive. For much of the game it looked like Mauricio Pochettino’s men would follow up their impressive 4-1 defeat of Manchester City with another win, especially when their Argentinian winger tapped home after Dele Alli was denied on the day of his maiden England call-up. Lamela’s finish was straightforward enough but the skill shown in starting the move was anything but, rolling the ball onto his right and playing in Nacer Chadli, who, like Harry Kane, could have netted in the opening period. They were missed chances that Monaco capitalised on as the Group J encounter came to a close at the half-full Stade Louis II, with El Shaarawy’s header beating Hugo Lloris after taking a slight touch off Kieran Trippier. It was a solid result tinged with frustration for Spurs head coach Pochettino, who named a surprisingly strong line-up in Monte Carlo. Andrea Raggi and Lacina Traore had chances in an even, uneventful start to the match, which began to liven up in the 19th minute when Lloris showed impressive composure to jink away from danger and start a counter-attack. Danny Rose led the charge and Kane cut back from the byline after goalkeeper Danijel Subasic charged out, only for Chadli to curl over from 18 yards. Adama Traore and then namesake Lacina had efforts, but it was Spurs that found the breakthrough as Lamela ended a move he started. The rejuvenated Argentina international’s wonderful footwork put through Chadli, who burst forward and played the ball across to Alli. The teenager’s strike was blocked but the ball fell kindly for Lamela to tap home into an empty net. Erik Lamela’s resurgence continued in Monaco but a late Stephan El Shaarawy header denied Tottenham victory in the Europa League. Press Associationlast_img read more

Pair’s stunning play takes Northants ahead in foursomes

first_img Northamptonshire’s Callum Farr and Ben Jones played stunning golf this morning to set up their team’s 2-1 win over Yorkshire in the second day foursomes at the English Boys’ County Championship.Farr, an England boy international, and Jones, who represented England at U16 level, had five birdies and two eagles on consecutive holes from the fifth at Cumberwell Park Golf Club in Wiltshire.It took them from all square after four to five up after 11 holes and well on the way to winning their match 4/3.Northamptonshire’s other foursomes point was provided by Robin Williams and Charlie Salter, who won 2/1.However, Yorkshire’s Barclay Brown and Charlie Thornton kept up their winning ways, taking the other match 4/3.In the other match Wiltshire, like Northamptonshire, bounced back from their defeat of yesterday to take the upper hand in their foursomes against Hertfordshire.They won two of the three matches, courtesy of Tom Stagg and Dom Burgess (4/2) and Jamie Cooper and Joe Retford (2/1).Hertfordshire’s Danny Daniels and Jon Hopkins maintained their winning form, taking their game 2/1.Click here for full scoresCaption: Callum Farr (left) and Ben Jones (image © Leaderboard Photography) 24 Aug 2016 Pair’s stunning play takes Northants ahead in foursomes last_img read more

Team B.C. gets into the Canada Games win column with 4-0 win

first_imgAimee DiBella of Nelson and Team B.C. sit in third spot in Pool A play after Tuesday’s play in Women’s Ice Hockey at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax.DiBella & Company finally got a win, defeating Team Newfoundland & Labrador 4-0 Tuesday. Julia McKinnon scored twice to lead Team B.C.Team B.C. opened with a 4-0 loss to Alberta Sunday.Team B.C. then lost 4-1 to Ontario Monday. DiBella, 16, had two minutes in penalties.B.C. meets Team Saskatchewan in the final round robin game today. Team Alberta leads the pool with a 4-0 record.Along with DiBella on Team B.C. is Kootenay Wildcats teammate Daley Oddy.Also on Team B.C. is Ella Matteucci of Fruitvale. Matteucci played last season for the Cats but this year is playing in Wilcox, Sask., at the Notre Dame Hockey [email protected]last_img read more