Current Members

Fall 2017 Justice Campbell Thornal Executive Board


President | Brandon Cook | 3L | brandoncook@ufl.edu

cook-brandonBrandon Cook is a 3L from New Smyrna Beach, Florida. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of South Florida where he majored in Economics and Political Science. While at USF, he was involved with Student Government Senate and was a member of the USF Ambassadors. During his 1L summer, Brandon worked as an extern with the Honorable Harvey E. Schlesinger in the Middle District of Florida. In addition to being a member of the Florida Moot Court Team, Brandon is a member of the Journal of Law & Public Policy. In his free time, Brandon enjoys traveling and playing golf.

 

 


Internal Vice President | Aubrey Smith | 3L | aubreygsmith@ufl.edu

smith-aubreyAubrey Smith is a third-year from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. She graduated with Honors from Florida State University majoring in Editing, Writing, & Media. As an undergraduate, Aubrey was active in her sorority – Chi Omega, served as Vice President for honor societies Omicron Delta Kappa and Order of Omega, and sat on several conduct boards.

In addition to Moot Court membership, Aubrey serves as Vice President of Community Service of the John Marshall Bar Association, sits on the Law College Council, is a Legal Research teaching assistant, an
ILSP Ambassador, and a member of the Journal of Law and Public Policy. Her 1L summer, Aubrey clerked at Tassone & Dreicer in Jacksonville, Florida and hopes to return to the Jacksonville area this summer.

 


External Vice President | Daniel Kersey | 3Ldanielvawter@ufl.edu

kersey-danielDaniel Kersey is a third-year law student from Brevard County, Florida. After graduating from Bayside High School, Daniel attend Brevard Community College where he received his A.A. and an A.S. in Paralegal Studies. During his time at BCC he interned in a local Personal Injury Firm while working in agricultural positions on ranches around Central Florida. Daniel then attended the University of Florida where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration while maintaining a full-time position at a local retail store. Daniel then attended Barry Law School during his first-year of law school, where he advanced to the Sweet 16 of their Moot Court Competition for 1L’s and became the Runner-Up in the Bluebook Citation Competition. He then transferred to the University of Florida where he is currently pursuing an interest in Corporate Law, while attaining the Intellectual Property Certificate, Daniel is also a member of the Journal of Technology Law and Policy Journal.

 

 


Treasurer | Daniel Batista | 3L | danieljbatista@ufl.edu

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Daniel Batista is a third-year law student from Miramar, Florida.  Daniel graduated from Northwestern University with a double major in Political Science and Legal Studies.  Before law school, he worked as a middle school social studies teacher, and as an employment law paralegal.  Daniel is currently President of the Latino Law Student Association and is also a member of Phi Delta Phi.

Following his first year of law school, Daniel interned with the Honorable Magistrate Judge Edwin G. Torres in the Southern District of Florida. Upon graduation, Daniel hopes to do contract and appellate work.

 

 


Intermural Competition Chair | Mike Mariani | 3L | mmarian7@ufl.edu 

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Michael Mariani is a third-year law student from Coral Springs, Florida. Michael attended Florida Atlantic University for undergrad where he graduated cum laude with a degree in Criminal Justice. During undergrad, Michael interned with the Broward County Public Defender’s Office working in the homicide division. After his first year of law school, Michael completed an externship with United States District Judge William P. Dimitrouleas in the Southern District of Florida where he prepared orders for a range of cases involving trademark infringement, securities violations, and personal jurisdiction. In his free time, Michael enjoys fishing, hunting, and playing guitar.

 

 


Intermural Competition Vice Chair | Meagan McCarthy | 3L | meagankmccarthy@ufl.edu 

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Meagan McCarthy is a third-year law student from West Palm Beach and attended the University of Florida for where she graduated, cum laude, with bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and History. During undergrad, Meagan served as a director of the Florida Blue Key Speech and Debate Tournament for two consecutive years. She was also a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority and served as a Panhellenic Counselor.

Since joining moot court, Meagan has acted as the team’s special events chair and vice-chair for intermural competition. In her first year on the team, she and her partner advanced to the quarter-finals of the Emory University Civil Rights Moot Court Competition. Outside of her involvement on moot court, Meagan also serves as the Chief Justice of the University of Florida Supreme Court and is a member of Florida Blue Key.

 

 


Director of Intramural Competition & Secretary | Sara Altes | 3L | saltes@ufl.edu 

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Sara Altes is a third-year student who was born and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida. She attended Northern Michigan University where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration. While at Northern Michigan University, Sara was a member of the United States Olympic Education Training Center as a competitive Olympic-style weightlifter. After college, Sara served as a Programs Manager for the international nonprofit Operation Smile, which provides surgical repairs to individuals living with cleft lip and cleft palate around the world. During her 1L summer, Sara completed an externship with the 8th Judicial Circuit in the Criminal Division. Sara is a member of the Student Recruitment Team, a law school Ambassador, and a Teaching Assistant for Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy. In her free time, Sara loves to work out, read, and explore Gainesville with her husband, Evan, and her dog, Scout.

 

 


Chair for Intramural Competition Design | Megan Oliva | 3L | megan.oliva@yahoo.com

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Megan Oliva is a third year law student from Charleston, South Carolina. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida and graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. This past summer, Megan clerked at Broussard, Cullen & Blastic, P.A., a workers’ compensation defense firm in Orlando, Florida. In addition to Moot Court, Megan is a member of the John Marshall Bar Association, an ILSP Student Ambassador, and a teaching assistant for Legal Research. In her free time, Megan enjoys eating, sleeping, and crafting.

 

 

 


Special Events Chair | Katarina O’Reilly | 3L | kaoreilly@ufl.edu

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Katarina O’Reilly is a third-year student originally from Vienna, Virginia. She graduated magna cum laude from the College of William & Mary in 2014 with a bachelor of science in psychology. During her time at William & Mary, Katarina served as the president of Delta Delta Delta sorority, worked as a research assistant in the psychology department, and tutored students at local elementary and middle schools.
After completing her undergraduate degree, Katarina worked as a paralegal for a year in a firm in Alexandria, Virginia. During her 1L summer, Katarina worked as a law clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California. In addition to being on Moot Court, Katarina is also a member of the Journal of Law and Public Policy and is a Teaching Assistant for Legal Writing.

 

 

 


Special Events Vice Chair | Avery Carter | 3L | agcarte2@ufl.edu

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Avery Carter is a third-year law student from Yorktown, Virginia. Avery graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina State University double majoring in Political Science and International Relations. He also studied abroad in Santander, Spain during his time at NC State. In addition to Moot Court, Avery is a member of John Marshall Bar Association General Board. This past summer Avery worked as a summer associate at Swift Currie, a civil defense firm in Atlanta, Georgia. In his free time, he enjoys playing and watching sports.

 

 

 


Chair for Education & Training | Rachel Sheffield | 3L | rachelsheffield3@ufl.edu

 

sheffield-rachelRachel Sheffield is a third-year law student from Macon, Georgia.  Rachel graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida with a concentration in Business Administration.  While attending UF, Rachel worked for Epoch Managment, Inc., where she handled real-estate transactions, as well as held leadership positions through her sorority, Delta Zeta.

Throughout her time at the Levin College of Law, Rachel has served as a teaching/research assistant for Professor Robert W. Emerson through the Master’s in Business Administration program.  Rachel is also a member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Society and served as an ILSP Orientation Ambassador. During her 1L summer, Rachel had the opportunity to work at Arena Law Firm in Tampa, where she developed her love for litigation and criminal law.

Outside of school, Rachel enjoys scuba-diving, boating, gymnastics, cycling and spending time with her family.

 


Chair for Public Relations | Aaron Holman | 3L | aaronholman@ufl.edu 

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Aaron is a third-year law student from Winter Park, Florida. Aaron graduated cum laude from the University of Florida, earning a B.S. in Finance and a B.A. in Political Science. Prior to attending law school, Aaron spent two years teaching high school math in the Arkansas Delta through Teach for America.

In addition to Moot Court, Aaron serves as the President of the John Marshall Bar Association and member of the Journal of Technology Law and Policy. During his 1L summer, Aaron interned with the in-house counsel of Digital Risk in Maitland, Florida. This past summer, Aaron worked as a summer associate at Carlton Fields in Orlando, Florida. In his spare time, Aaron enjoys exercising, soccer, church, and hunting.

 

 


 Fall 2017 Florida Moot Court Team General Board 


Alejandro Moreno | 2L

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Alexis Laufer | 3L

Alexis Laufer

Lexi Laufer is a second-year law student from The Villages, Florida. Lexi attended Stetson University where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors of Business Administration, majoring in International Business. During her time at Stetson, Lexi was recognized as the top student in her major, studied international law in Madrid, Spain, and served as the academic chair of her sorority, Delta Delta Delta. Lexi also served as a law clerk for Mclin Burnsed, P.A. for three summers during her undergraduate career.

Throughout her time at the Levin College of Law, Lexi has been an active member of the Association for Law and Business. During her 1L summer, Lexi had the opportunity to work with HD, Supply Inc.’s in-house counsel in Atlanta, Georgia.

During her free-time, Lexi enjoys keeping up with her dance and gymnastic skills, reality TV shows, and spending time with friends and family.

 


Alisha Moriceau | 3L 

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Alisha Moriceau is a third-year law student born in Miami, Florida, but she spent most of her childhood in Tampa, Florida. Alisha is a double gator having graduated cum laude from the University of Florida majoring in psychology.

At the Levin College of Law, Alisha is serving as a teaching assistant for Legal Writing, an ILSP Student Ambassador, and is the 2016-2017 President of the Black Law Students Association. In addition, Alisha is currently both a member of the Florida Moot Court team and the Florida Law Review. Alisha enjoys watching, playing, and officiating basketball.

 

 


Amy Nicotra | 2L

Amy Nicotra

Amy is a second-year law student from Jacksonville, Florida. Amy graduated magnacum laude from Florida State University, earning a B.S. in Criminology and a minor in Spanish. While attending Florida State University, Amy served as the President of her sorority. Prior to attending law school, Amy served as a Legislative Aide in the Florida Senate.

In addition to Moot Court, Amy serves as a Member of the Florida Journal of International Law, a Teaching Assistant for Legal Research, the Membership Coordinator of the Office of Admission’s Student Recruitment Team, a board member of the Bennett Inn of Court, and an Orientation Program Ambassador. During the summer after his first year of law school, Amy worked as a summer associate with GrayRobinson, P.A. in Jacksonville, Florida. In her spare time, Amy enjoys dancing and traveling.

 

 


Angelica Inclan | 2L

Angelica Inclan

Angelica Inclan is a second-year law student from Jacksonville, Florida. Angelica attended the University of Notre Dame, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, with honors, and Political Science.  While at Notre Dame, she wrote a senior thesis on the Spanish Civil War and child refugees, interned at the Governor of Florida’s office in Washington D.C., and served as the president of the Notre Dame Best Buddies club. In addition to Moot Court membership, Angelica was an ambassador for the 2017 Introduction to Law School and the Profession Orientation. This past summer, Angelica interned for the Honorable Marcia Morales Howard, U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Florida in Jacksonville.

 

 

 


Austin Laurienzo | 3L

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Born and raised in Tampa, Florida. Following graduation from Plant High School, Austin graduated summa cum laude, and Top Honors Graduate (ranked number one with a 4.0 GPA) from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Legal Studies.  During his time at UCF, he used his leadership talents to participate in multiple organizations, including serving as an Associate Justice in the Judicial Branch of Student Government, Risk Management Officer for Phi Delta Theta, and a member of the University of Central Florida Moot Court Team. Austin has interned with the State Attorney’s Office in Tampa (Thirteenth Judicial Circuit) going into his junior year of college, Barr Murman & Tonelli, P.A. (Tampa) going into his senior year of college, as well as the summer going into my first year of law school. During his 1L summer, he continued his legal internship experience with the Legal Counsel of Laser Spine Institute (Tampa). In his spare time, Austin enjoys playing a variety of sports and being outdoors.

 


Brooke Morris | 2L

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Brooke Taylor | 2L

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Brooke Taylor is a 2L from Jacksonville, Florida. She attended the University of Florida, graduating in 2016 with a B.A. in Criminology and a Business Administration minor. During her 1L summer, Brooke worked as a judicial extern in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida with the Honorable Harvey E. Schlesinger. In addition to Moot Court, Brooke is also a member of the Journal of Law and Public Policy, a Teaching Assistant for Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy, the Community Service Chair for the Criminal Law Association, and an ILSP Student Ambassador.

 

 


Christopher Wittbrodt | 3L

wittbrodt-christopherChristopher Wittbrodt is a 3L student from Orlando, Florida. Chris graduated cum laude from Flagler College with a B.A. in Psychology, served as captain of the school’s Mock Trial team for 2 years, and was inducted into the Psi Chi National Honor Society. In addition to joining the law school’s Moot Court team, Chris serves as a member of the John Marshall Bar Association’s General Board. During the summer following his 1L year, he externed with the 8th Circuit Public Defender’s Office and attained the outstanding achievement level pro bono certificate.

 

 

 


Dainius Simpkins| 2L

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Dain is a second-year law student from Merritt Island, Florida. A third-generation Florida Gator, Dain attended the University of Florida for undergrad as well, receiving a BS in Psychology, a BA in Criminology, and a minor in German. After graduating summa cum laude, Dain was accepted into the Levin College of Law Class of 2019 and went on to intern at the law firm of Eisenmenger, Blaue & Peters.

 

 

 

 

 


David Fagot | 2L

David Fagot

David Fagot is a second-year student from West Boca Raton, Florida. David graduated cum laude from Covenant College with a major in History and a minor in Political Studies. At Covenant, David served as the Captain of the Men’s JV Basketball Team, one of two Co-Presidents of the Pre-Law Society, and a student representative for the Spiritual Life Committee. At University of Florida Levin College of Law, David served as a 1L Section 1 Representative for the Latino Law Students Association and currently is the Community Service Chair for the Christian Legal Society. This past summer David participated in the Blackstone Legal Fellowship and worked at First Liberty Institute. In his free time, David enjoys spending time with his wife, Jess, and his son, Judah. David also loves hanging out with friends, playing basketball, and reading about exciting times in history. Since joining the team, David has competed in the Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C.

 

 


David Jadon | 2L

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David Jadon is a 3L from Stuart, Florida.  David graduated from Florida StateUniversity, majoring in Political Science and History.  During his time at Florida State, David served as an intern to the Senate Majority Leader, Lizbeth Benacquisto, and worked as an Op-Ed writer for the Student Newspaper, the FSView and Florida Flambeau.  David also worked as a legal intern for the Law Office of Jason Berger, P.A., a Stuart firm that specializes in Family, Estate Planning, and Personal Injury.  Prior to law school, David served as a teacher and Debate Coach at Morningside Academy, where he taught grades K-12.  At the Levin College of Law, David is a member of the John Marshall Bar Association, the Federalist Society, and the Christian Legal Society.  During his 1L summer, he clerked for Chief Judge Elizabeth Metzger, Judge Shields McManus, and Judge Barbara Bronis of the 19th Circuit Court.  David enjoys cooking, surfing, golf, and weightlifting.

 


Eliza Horne | 2L

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Eliza is a second-year student from Tallahassee, Florida. Eliza graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University with a B.S. in International Affairs. In addition to Moot Court, Eliza is a member of the Journal of Law and Public Policy, and serves as a Teaching Assistant for Legal Writing. Eliza enjoys being outdoors, fitness and nutrition, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Geneva Hernandez | 2L

Geneva Hernandez

Geneva Hernandez is a second year student from Las Cruces, NM. She graduated from suma cum laude from New Mexico State University with BBAs in Economics and Finance. While attending NMSU for her undergraduate studies, she served as Financial Vice President for both the Alpha Xi Delta Women’s Fraternity and Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity. This past summer, she interned for the Western District of Texas for the Federal District Court with the Honorable Judge Guaderrama. In addition to Moot Court, she is also a member of the Journal of Technology Law and Policy and an ILSP Ambassador. On her free time, she loves to watch sports and hang out with Minnie, her little Yorkie.

 

 

 


Gina Gonzalez| 2L

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Gina Gonzalez is a 2L who was born and raised near Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.A. in Business Administration and a minor in Entrepreneurship. While attending UF, Gina represented the student body as a member of the Student Conduct Committee, as well as the Greek Conduct Committee. 

In addition to being a member of Florida Moot Court Team, Gina is a teaching assistant for the Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy classes of first years students. During her 1L summer, Gina worked as an intern for the Department of Justice Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) headquarters outside Washington D.C. Gina will be competing in the ABA Regional Competition in Spring 2018. 

Outside of school, Gina enjoys running, bootcamp, and watching the Miami Dolphins lose on Sundays. 

 


Harry Rutherford |2L

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Jeffrey Caisse | 3L

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Jeffrey Caisse is a third-year law student from Port Saint Lucie, Florida. He completed his undergraduate studies cum laude at The University of Florida, with a B.A. in Criminology and Minor in History. Jeffrey took a year off from college and worked to save money for law school. His 1L summer, he externed in the Felony Division at the Office of the State Attorney for the 19th Judicial Circuit of Florida in Fort Pierce, Florida. His 2L summer, he worked as a law clerk for Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford in West Palm Beach, Florida. In addition to being a Moot Court Team member, Jeffrey is also a member of the Journal of Law and Public Policy. Jeffrey is an avid football fan, cheering every Saturday for the Florida Gators and every Sunday for the Green Bay Packers.

 

 


Jennifer Hernandez | 2L

Jennifer Hernandez

Jennifer Hernandez is a second-year student from Miami, Florida. She graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.A. in English and Political Science. While attending UF for her undergraduate studies, she was a Dean’s List recipient every semester and a member of the English Honor Society, Pre-Law Honor Society, and Pi Sigma Alpha. This past summer, Jennifer interned at the Third District Court of Appeal with the Honorable Robert J. Luck. Currently, she is an intern with the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida in Gainesville and is also a member of the Journal of Law and Public Policy. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys traveling, watching television, and working out.

 

 

 


John Rutledge | 2L

John Rutledge

John Rutledge is a second-year law student from Lighthouse Point, Florida.  John completed his undergraduate studies at Florida State University.  While at Florida State, John studied History and Political Science while also performing stand-up comedy.  In addition to Moot Court, John is also a member of the Journal of Technology Law and Policy.  This past summer, John had a great experience interning for the Honorable Melanie May of the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal.  John aspires to have a career in litigation.

 

 

 

 


Jose Sabatier |2L

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Kara Solebello | 3L

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Kenneth MacKay | 3L

mackay-kennethKenneth is a 3L who grew up in Ocala, Florida. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Auburn University where he majored in political science with a minor in history. During his time at Auburn, Kenneth worked for Senator Bill Nelson’s Washington D.C. office and Southern Legal Counsel in Gainesville, Florida, which inspired him to attend law school. Outside of school, he enjoys golfing, fishing, and watching sports.

 

 

 

 


Kiersten Cash | 2L

Kiersten Cash

Kiersten Cash is a second year student from Winter Haven, Florida. Kiersten graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida where she majored in both political science and philosophy and pursued a minor in nonprofit organizational leadership. During her time at UF, Kiersten studied abroad in Rome, Italy, served as President of a dance team, Stomp the Swamp, served as President of UF’s Donate Life program, and was an admissions ambassador.

In addition to being a member of the Florida Moot Court Team, Kiersten is the Secretary of the Health Care Law Society, a Student Recruitment Team Member, and served as an ambassador for the Introduction to Law School Program. This past summer, Kiersten worked as a law clerk with Adventist Health System’s in-house counsel headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida. In her spare time, Kiersten enjoys spending time with her family and friends, dancing, and cooking.

 


Lane Sheldon | 2L

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Michael Bauman | 2L

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Michael Bauman is a second-year student from Wellington, Florida.  A proud Double Gator, Michael graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a major in Political Science.  As an undergraduate, Michael was an active member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, serving has his chapters Executive Vice President of Membership.

Following his first year of law school, Michael externed for the 17th Judicial Circuit in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Outside of school, Michael’s interests include traveling and Gator Sports.

 

 

 


Michael Beato | 2L

Michael Beato.jpgMichael Beato is a second-year law student from Orlando, Florida. He attended the University of Florida, where he majored in economics. During his undergraduate career, he was a columnist for the Independent Florida Alligator and was involved with the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. At the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Michael is a member of the Florida Law Review and the Florida Moot Court Team. He served as a section representative for the Federalist Society. This past summer, Michael externed for the Honorable Mark E. Walker of the Northern District of Florida. Michael aspires to graduate law school and pass the bar exam.

 

 

 

 


Michael DeMaio | 2L

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Natasha Moghadam | 3L

moghadam-natashNatasha is a third-year law student born and raised in the heart of the Gator Nation, Gainesville, FL. She graduated from the University of Florida with a B.A. in Political Science. As an undergraduate, Natasha was a member of the mock trial team. During her 1L year she participated in and won the Final Four 1L Closing Argument Competition. During her 1L summer, she had the pleasure of working for the Attorney General’s Office in West Palm Beach, FL in their Statewide Prosecution Unit.

 

 

 


Nathan Harvey | 3L

Nathan Harvey

Nathan Harvey is a third-year law student from Lake Wales, Florida. He graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.A. in Political Science and minor in History. During undergrad, Nathan co-founded and presided over the Future of Florida Summit, served as President of the Public Leadership Society, and competed in mock trial tournaments with Phi Alpha Delta.

In addition to competing and coaching for the Florida Moot Court Team, Nathan has served as President of the Federalist Society, President of the Employment and Labor Law Society, Treasurer of the Native American Law Student Association, an Editor for the Journal of Law and Public Policy, and as a member of the Student Conduct Committee. Nathan had the privilege of spending his second year in law school serving the State of Florida as a Gubernatorial Fellow in Tallahassee. Nathan has also externed with Judge Mark Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida and clerked in the General Counsel’s Office for the Governor of Florida.

 


Nicholas Borrego | 3L
borrego-nicholasNick is a 3L from Fort Myers, Florida. Nick graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University, where he obtained his degree in Political Science. During his undergraduate career, Nick served as Vice President of Recruitment and New Member Coordinator for Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. In addition to being on the Florida Moot Court Team, Nick was able to serve as a Student Ambassador for the Introduction to the Law School and the Profession program for the incoming 1Ls. Just this past summer, he had the opportunity to work for the Lee County Attorney’s Office in his hometown, Fort Myers. In his spare time, Nick enjoys playing basketball and spending time with friends and family.

 

 

 


Nicholas Russo | 3L

russo-nicholasNicholas Russo is a third-year law student from Orlando, Florida. Following his Graduation from Trinity Preparatory School, Nicholas attended the University of Central Florida, where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Legal Studies and a Minor in Spanish. During his time at UCF, Nicholas participated on the UCF Moot Court Team and used his leadership talents to grow student organizations, including serving as the President for Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Throughout his undergraduate studies, Nicholas became an intern at Morgan & Morgan, P.A., office of Orlando, focusing on personal injury litigation. He has continued to work as a law clerk under Matt Morgan, Esq. In his spare time, Nicholas loves watching and playing sports.

 

 


Raksha Ravikumar | 2L

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Raksha is a second-year student from Port Orange, Florida. Raksha graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and a minor in Spanish from the University of Florida, where she competed on the 2012 American Mock Trial Association national-qualifying team.

Prior to joining the Levin College of Law, Raksha served over 1850 hours as an AmeriCorps service member working with newly arrived refugees in Anchorage, Alaska. In her roles as resettlement and immigration case manager, Raksha welcomed over 300 survivors of persecution and managed over 150 adjustment of status and family petitions.

Since joining the Levin College of Law, Raksha has continued to serve vulnerable populations by preparing asylum-seeking detainees at the South Texas Family Residential Center for credible fear interviews through UF Law’s 2017 Alternative Spring Break Program, volunteering at the Alachua County Self-Help Center Pilot Project, staffing the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida emergency shelter during Hurricane Irma, and assisting with Know Your Rights and DACA-renewal pop-up clinics.

Raksha was an extern in summer of 2017 for the Executive Office for Immigration Review in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will intern in summer of 2018 for Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Office of Chief Counsel in Portland, Oregon.

Raksha will compete in the National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition, to be held in Washington, D.C., November 4-5, 2017.

 


Ryan Wolis | 2L

Ryan WolisComing soon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Savannah Rigby | 2L

Savannah RigbySavannah Rigby is a second-year law student from Orlando, Florida. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences. While at UCF, Savannah worked as a legal assistant at GrayRobinson and volunteered at the Orange County Humane Society and the Orange County Bar Association Legal Aid Society. In addition to her membership on the Moot Court Team, Savannah is the Vice President of UF’s Law Association for Women and the Clerk for Phi Delta Phi legal honor society. This past summer Savannah completed an externship with the Honorable Anne C. Conway at the Middle District of Florida federal courthouse. Savannah aspires to pursue a career in litigation in Orlando, Florida.

 

 

 

 


Stacey Stanfield | 2L

Stacey StanfieldStacey Stanfield is a second-year law student from Jacksonville, Florida.  She attended Louisiana State University and received her B.A. in English with a minor in Political Science. While at LSU, she was a member of the Women’s Swimming and Diving Team and a four-year recipient of the SEC Academic Honor Roll. In addition to being a member of the Florida Moot Court Team, Stacey is the Executive Co-Chair of Alternative Spring Break, the Vice President for Entertainment and Sports Law Society, and a member of the Student Recruitment Team. This past summer, she worked as an extern for the Honorable Monte C. Richardson in the Middle District of Florida. In her free time, Stacey enjoys spending time with her friends and family, exercising, and being outdoors.

 

 

 


Steve Cline | 3L

cline-stevenSteve Cline is a third-year law student from Virginia Beach.  Steve majored in Finance at the College of William and Mary. Following his undergraduate studies, he worked as a claims supervisor at GEICO’s regional headquarters in Virginia Beach. Following his second year of law school, he worked as a Summer Associate at Smith, Gambrell, and Russell in Jacksonville. Steve was a Research Assistant for his Criminal Law professor as well as a Teaching Assistant for Appellate Advocacy. In his free time, Steve enjoys surfing and fishing.

 

 

 

 

 


Travis Allen | 3L

allen-travisTravis Allen is a third-year law student from Tampa, Florida. He attended the University of Florida for undergrad, where he graduated with a degree in Criminology & Law and minors in Business Administration and Mass Communication. During college, Travis was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and acted as Director of Fundraising for the Gator Fighting Forces 5k Run which donated all proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project. Before starting law school, Travis interned two consecutive summers at the law firm of Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen, P.A. in Tampa. During his first year at the Levin College of Law, he was a Final Four competitor in the UF Trial Team’s 1L Closing Argument Competition. Travis is also an ILSP Student Ambassador and member of the Journal of Law and Public Policy.

 


Tiffany Batten | 2L

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Tiffany Batten is a 2L from Homestead, Florida. She graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.A. in Criminology and Law. While at UF, Tiffany was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. Currently, Tiffany serves as a Senator for Student Government, Junior President of the Federalist Society, and a member of the John Marshall Bar Association and Student Recruitment Team. During her 1L summer, Tiffany worked as an extern for the Honorable Marisa Tinker-Mendez and mostly worked on capital murder cases. In addition to being a member of the Florida Moot Court Team, Tiffany is also member of the Journal of Law & Public Policy, In her free time, Tiffany enjoys watching Chopped and playing with her rabbit.

 


William O’Leary | 2L

William O'Leary.jpgWilliam is a second-year law student from Jacksonville, FL. He graduated magna cum laude from Catholic University, earning a B.A. in Political Science. During his time at Catholic University, he interned for the Honorable Ander Crenshaw at the United States House of Representatives. In addition to his membership on The Florida Moot Court Team, William is also a member of the Journal of Law and Public Policy and is a Teaching Assistant for Legal Writing. This past summer, he interned for the Honorable James Lawrence King at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. In his spare time, William enjoys watching and playing sports.

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