Current Members

 

 Fall 2016 Justice Campbell Thornal Executive Board


President | Chair for Intramural Competition Design | Seth Donahoe | 3L | sethdonahoe@ufl.edu

Seth Donahoe is a third-year student from West Palm Beach, Florida. Seth graduated magna cum laude from the Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University with a concentration in Law & Society, a minor in Economics, and served as the Chief Justice of the FAU Student Court.

At the Levin College of Law, Seth has served as a teaching assistant for Appellate Advocacy, an ILSP Student Ambassador, and was the 2015-2016 Community Service Coordinator for the law school. In addition, Seth is currently the Chair of the UF Law Honor Committee, a member of the UF Student Conduct Committee, and the Florida Moot Court team’s Chair for Intramural Competition Design for the 2016 tryout competition. Seth enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, and freestyle standup jet skiing.

Since joining the team, Seth has competed in the 30th Annual Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe Moot Court Final Four competition, 32nd Annual Maguire Appellate Advocacy Competition, and the ABA Las Vegas Regionals.


Internal Vice President | Logan Opsahl | 3L | Lopsahl@ufl.ed
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Logan Opsahl is a 3L and was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. Logan graduated from Florida State University, majoring in economics and political science. During undergrad, Logan served as president of his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Order, for two terms and went on to serve on the fraternity’s Executive Council when he was elected National Undergraduate Chairman. He also represented the student body as a Student Senator and Justice on the Greek Conduct Board.

In addition to being a member of the Florida Moot Court Team, Logan also serves as a Representative on the Law College Council and is the Vice-President of Community Service for the John Marshall Bar Association. This past summer, Logan had the opportunity to work in the General Counsel’s Office to the State’s Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Atwater, in Tallahassee.

 


External Vice President | Joyce Delgado | 3Lj.delgado@ufl.edu

Joyce Delgado is a third year law student from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Central Florida. While at UCF, she competed in the South Regional Moot Court Competition and also served as an intern for the Florida House of Representatives in Tallahassee. In addition to Moot Court, Joyce serves on the Executive Board for both OutLaw and The Family Law Society and is also a member of the John Marshall Bar Association General Board. This past summer, she clerked for The Law Office of Jay Cohen, a private medical malpractice firm in Fort Lauderdale, and subsequently traveled abroad to Europe for an International Law program.

This past year, Joyce competed in the 30th Annual Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe Moot Court Final Four competition, 32nd Annual Maguire Appellate Advocacy Competition, and the ABA Las Vegas Regionals

 

 


Treasurer | Derek Mountford | 3L | dmountfo13@ufl.edu

Derek Mountford is a 3L from Orlando, Florida. He attended Harding University and obtained a B.A. in Public Administration with a minor in Accounting. During his time at Harding University, Derek was the treasurer and team captain for the school’s rugby team. While a student at the Levin College of Law, he has been a teaching assistant for Professor Mary Adkins’ Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy courses, as well as an extern for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Jacksonville, Florida. Derek is married to his wife, Bri, and has plans to graduate in December 2016.

 


Intermural Competition Chair | Ali Mirghahari | 3L | amirghahari@ufl.edu 

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Ali Mirghahari is originally from North Caldwell, New Jersey. He attended The New Jersey Institute of Technology, graduating in 2013 with a degree in Cybersecurity and Internet Law.  Before coming to the Levin College of Law, Ali spent time in Arlington, Virginia working as cybersecurity and Middle Eastern strategy analyst for a leading defense contractor. Seeking a change of pace, Ali left Virginia and enrolled at the Levin College of Law. This past summer Ali interned in The White House Office of Digital Strategy where he brought together his legal and digital knowledge to help further the message of the President. In addition to Moot Court, Ali serves on the executive board of the International Law Society, the Association for Law and Business, and the Family Law Society.


Intermural Competition Vice Chair | Hayley Salem | 3L | hayleysalem@gmail.com 

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Hayley Salem is a 3L who was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. She graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.A. in English and minors in Mass Communication Studies and Nonprofit Organizational Leadership. While attending UF, Hayley held leadership roles in Dance Marathon, March of Dimes, and Delta Delta Delta sorority. She also studied abroad for a summer in Madrid, Spain. During her 1L summer, Hayley worked as an extern in the chambers of the Honorable James S. Moody Jr., the Honorable Michael G. Williamson, and the Honorable Anthony E. Porcelli of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. At UF law, Hayley is an ILSP Ambassador and Teaching Assistant for Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy. Outside of school, Hayley enjoys traveling, volunteering, playing with animals, watching The Office, and baking desserts.


Director of Intramural Competition | Garrison Cohen | 3L | g.cohen@ufl.edu 

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Garrison Cohen is a third year law student from Tampa, Florida. Following his Graduation from Sickles High School, Garrison attended the University of Central Florida, where he received a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in legal studies. During his time at the UCF, Garrison used his leadership talents to grow several students organizations, including serving as Vice President of the UCF rugby team and Risk Management Officer and Sergeant of Arms for Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Throughout his undergraduate studies, Garrison became a litigation assistant at Coye Law Firm in Orlando, where he developed his love for litigation, and the value of being an appellate attorney. During his first summer at UF, Garrison worked for Morgado, P.A., focusing on employment and corporate litigation. In his spare time, Garrison loves the outdoors and is a private pilot.

 


Special Events Chair | Kevin Guerrero | 3L | kguer005@ufl.ed

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Kevin Guerrero is a native of the South Florida area. He studied Criminal Justice at Florida International University before he entered law school at St. Thomas University. After a very successful year at St. Thomas, Kevin decided to join the Gator Nation where he put his skills to the test and was admitted to the Florida Moot Court Team. Kevin plans on working in the White-Collar Crime field of law, and hopes to practice in South Florida. Aside from schoolwork, Kevin finds time to cook traditional meals from his country of descent, Nicaragua. He also enjoys lifting weights and watching the Miami Dolphins.

 


Special Events Vice Chair | Chrissy Harlacher | 3L | Chrissy3390@ufl.edu

ChrissyChrissy Harlacher is a 3L from Tampa, Florida. She attended the University of Florida for undergrad where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology. Chrissy has held various positions within UF’s Student Government and is a member of Florida Blue Key. Currently, she is on the general board for the law school’s John Marshall Bar Association and serves as an ILSP ambassador. This past summer Chrissy worked in the criminal division of the Eighth Judicial Circuit. Chrissy plans to take the patent bar exam and hopes to pursue a career practicing intellectual property law.

 

 


Chair for Education & Training | Mercy Guillot | 3L | Mercyguillot1@gmail.com

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Mercy Guillot is a third-year law student born in Havana, Cuba and raised in Miami, Florida. Mercy graduated magna cum laude from Florida International University where she double-majored in Political Science and International Relations. In addition to Moot Court, Mercy will serve as a teaching assistant in Legal Writing, Appellate Advocacy, and the Legal Environment of Business. Following her 1L year, she worked as a Summer Associate at Astigarraga Davis, a commercial litigation firm in Miami, interned with the Honorable Judge Thomas M. Jaworski in the Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida, and worked as a Research Assistant for Professor Robert W. Emerson.

This past year, Mercy competed in the 30th Annual Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe Moot Court Final Four competition, and traveled to Vienna Austria to represent the University of Florida at the Wilem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.


Publicity Chair | Mallorie Head | 3L | mallorierhead@ufl.edu 

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Mallorie Head is a third-year student who was born and raised in Tampa, FL. She attended Florida State University for undergrad, where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. During college, Mallorie was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, studied abroad in Florence, Italy, and was a student recruiter for the Florida State University International Programs Department. Mallorie also participated in the Florida State University College of Law Summer for Undergraduates Program, where she received the Outstanding Oral Advocacy Award.

After her first year in law school, Mallorie worked as a law clerk at Petitt, Worrell, Wolfe, Rocha, LLC in Tampa, FL. This past summer, Mallorie worked as a summer associate at Banker Lopez Gassler P.A. in Tampa, FL. She is currently a Teaching Assistant for Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy and ILSP Student Ambassador. In her free time, Mallorie enjoys traveling, eating, Pinterest, running, and spending time with family, friends, and her two dogs.


 Secretary | Lissett Martinez | 3L | lmart102@ufl.edu

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Lissett Martinez is a third-year law student from Miami, Florida. She completed her undergraduate studies at Florida International University where she majored in English. After college, Lissett took a year off to work in two law firms. This past summer, she interned with the Honorable Marcia G. Cooke in the Southern District of Florida. After law school, Lissett aspires to pursue her passion for litigation in the areas of criminal law and complex appeals.

 

 

 


 Fall 2016 Florida Moot Court Team General Board 


 

Christina Boussias | 3L

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Christina Boussias is a 3L who was raised in Wilmington, North Carolina and moved the Tarpon Springs, Florida in high school.  She graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from the University of South Florida and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Tampa. While in graduate school, Christina worked as a Communication Specialist at a growing insurance consulting firm. In law school, Christina is a member of the Moot Court team, a General Board Editor on the Journal of Technology Law & Policy and a member of the Environmental and Land Use Law Society. During her 1L summer, Christina was an AmeriCorps JD Intern at Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida.


Timothy Groves | 3L

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Tim Groves is from Winter Springs, FL. He obtained his degree in Journalism with a concentration in graphic design, as well a business administration minor, from the University of Florida. Following his 1L year, Tim externed with Chief Judge Anne C. Conway in the United States District Court Middle District of Florida.

 

 

 


Heath Gustafson | 3L Heath

Heath Gustafson is a third-year law student from Jackson, Michigan. Heath attended the University of Chicago, where he graduated with honors in 2014, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. In addition to Moot Court, Heath is the president of the Phi Alpha Delta, Fletcher Chapter and a member of the Black Law Student Association at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. This past summer Heath interned in Miami at the Office of the Attorney General’s Statewide Prosecution Division where he greatly enjoyed serving the State of Florida. Heath aspires to one day pursue a career in litigation and politics.

 


Anna Jiminez | 3L

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Anna Jiménez is a third-year student from Costa Rica. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida with a major in History and minor in Sustainability Studies.

At the Levin College of Law, Anna enrolled in the Environmental Law and Land Use certificate and participated in the Costa Rica Summer Abroad Program during the summer of 2015 where she clerked at the Costa Rican National Assembly. Additionally, Anna interned for the United Nations Headquarters for the International Criminal Court and the Environmental and Oceans division. On her spare time, Anna enjoys running, swimming, baking, and reading.

Anna has represented the Florida Moot Court Team in the 2016 Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition and the 2017 NYU Immigration Law Moot Court Competition.


Kyle Louramore | 3L

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Kyle Louramore is a third-year law student from Wellington, Florida. He is a Double Gator with an undergraduate degree in Finance.  During his 1L summer, Kyle was a Summer Associate at Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson in Miami, Florida and he returned to the firm for his 2L summer.

 

 


Rebecca Marine | 3L

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Rebecca is a native Floridian who grew up in Weston, Florida. She received a B.S. degree at the University of Central Florida, Burnet Honors College where she majored in Legal Studies and minored in Business Administration. During undergrad, Rebecca worked at Levine & Glassman, LLC, a medical malpractice law firm in Weston, Florida, and South Milhausen, P.A., a real estate/commercial litigation law firm in Orlando, Florida. In addition to being a Moot Court Team member, Rebecca is also a member of the UF Journal of Law and Public Policy, President of the Family Law Society, and a Teaching Assistant for UF Law’s Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy courses. Last summer, Rebecca worked at the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal under Judge Alan Forst. This upcoming summer, Rebecca will be working at the law firm of de Beaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal in Orlando, Florida. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys outdoor activities, indoor activities, sushi, ice cream, and traveling.


Kristie Saoud | 3L

KristieKristie Saoud is a 3L who was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida.  She graduated magna cum laude from Wake Forest University with a B.A. in English and Spanish.  While at Wake Forest, Kristie enjoyed a study abroad program in Spain, became President of her religious ministry, volunteered through her sorority, and competed with the Club Tennis team.  She also participated in several honors societies, including Golden Key International Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honors Society) and Order of Omega Greek Honors Society.

Consistent with her professional goals, Kristie participated in several different legal organizations prior to beginning law school.  She worked at Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, the 21st District Court in North Carolina, and Brennan, Manna & Diamond, PL.  In law school, she is a Legal Writing/Appellate Advocacy Teaching Assistant, a member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Society and the Florida Association of Women Lawyers.  During her 1L summer, she proudly joined Fidelity National Title Group’s Claims Counsel as she explored the intricacies of title insurance and property law.


 

Austin Sherman | 3L

Austin Sherman is a 3L and Proud Double Gator who graduated cum Laude from the University of Florida with a B.A. in Political Science and a Minor in Leadership. During undergrad Austin served as the Judiciary Chairman, Budget and Appropriations Vice-chair, and Majority Party leader for Student Senate. He is also a proud member of the Florida Blue Key where he served as the Tapping Chairman in spring 2015. Additionally, Austin is a proud brother of Sigma Nu Fraternity where he served as the treasurer and then as a Chapter Advisor.

In addition to being a member of the Moot Court Team, Austin serves as the Vice-President of Student Services for The John Marshall Bar Association, a Law College Council Representative, a Legal Writing TA, and an ILSP Orientation Ambassador. This past summer Austin was fortunate enough to work as a summer associate for the General Counsel of CSX Transportation in Jacksonville, Florida. In his free time Austin enjoys watching all Gator sporting events, following state and national politics, and spending time with his friends and family.


Michael St. Onge | 3L

Michael.pngMike St. Onge is a 3L from Ft. Myers, Florida. He earned his B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, from UCF.  During undergrad, he worked in the pre-suit department of a small personal injury firm in Orlando.  During his 1L summer, Mike interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Ft. Myers where he did extensive work on search and seizure issues and frequently observed court proceedings.  At the Levin College of Law, he is a member of the Journal of Law and Public Policy, a teaching assistant for Legal Writing & Appellate Advocacy, and secretary of GatorLaw ACLU.  Outside of academics, he is an enthusiastic supporter of UCF athletics and a lifelong Miami Dolphins fan.


 

Travis Allen| 2L

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Travis Allen is a second 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.


 

Sara Altes | 2L

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Sara Altes is a second-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. This past 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.


 

Daniel Batista | 2L

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Daniel Batista is a second-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.

 


 

Nicholas Borrego | 2L

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Nick is a 2L 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.

 


 

Jeffery Caisse | 2L

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Jeffrey Caisse is a second-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. This past 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. 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.

 


 

Avery Carter | 2L

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Avery Carter is a second-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 and a member of UF Law’s Student Recruitment Team. This past summer Avery externed for the 8th Judicial Circuit of Virginia. In his free time, he enjoys watching sporting events.

 

 


 

Steven Cline |2L

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Steve Cline is a second year law student from Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Steve majored in Finance at the College of William and Mary. Following his undergraduate studies, he worked as a claims manager at GEICO’s regional headquarters in Virginia Beach. This past summer, Steve worked at Rebein Bangerter Rebein, a private civil rights and personal injury law firm in Tampa.  In addition to competing in this year’s Final Four competition, Steve is a Research Assistant for his Criminal Law professor and a member of the John Marshall Bar Association General Board.  In his free time, Steve enjoys surfing and fishing.

 

 


 

Brandon Cook | 2L

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Brandon Cook is a 2L 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. This past 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.

 


 

Nathan Harvey | 2L

Harvey Nathan.JPGNathan Harvey is a second-year law student from Lake Wales, Florida. He is also pursuing his Master’s degree in Political Science with a certificate in Political Campaigning. Nathan received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Florida. In addition to moot court, he will be serving as a Gubernatorial Fellow in the Executive Office of the Governor, President of the Federalist Society, and as a member of the Journal of Law and Public Policy. This past summer, Nathan interned for the Institute for Justice, a public interest law firm specializing in constitutional law, in their Miami office. After law school, he hopes to utilize his passion for politics and policy to pursue a career in public service. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys Crossfitting, watching Netflix, and talking politics.

 


 

Aaron Holman | 2L

holman-aaronAaron is a second-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 Treasurer of the Christian Legal Society, Secretary of the John Marshall Bar Association, Treasurer of the UF Law Soccer Club, Member of the Journal of Technology Law and Policy, and Ambassador for the Introduction to Law School Program. During his 1L summer, Aaron interned with the in-house counsel of Digital Risk in Maitland, Florida. In his spare time, Aaron enjoys exercising, soccer, church, and hunting.

 


 

David Jadon |2L

David Jadon is a 2L from Stuart, Florida.  David graduated from Florida StateJadon David.JPG University, 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 O
p-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.  This past 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.

 


 

Daniel Kersey | 2L

Kersey Daniel.JPGDaniel Kersey is a second-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.

 


 

Austin Laurienzo | 2L

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida. Following graduation from Plant High SchoolLaurienzo Austin.JPG, I 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 my time at UCF, I used my 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. I have interned with the State Attorney’s Office in Tampa (Thirteenth Judicial Circuit) going into my junior year of college, Barr Murman & Tonelli, P.A. (Tampa) going into my senior year of college, as well as the summer going into my first year of law school. This past summer, I continued my legal internship experience with the Legal Counsel of Laser Spine Institute (Tampa). In my spare time, I enjoy playing a variety of sports and being outdoors.

 


 

Kenneth MacKay |2L

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Kenneth is a 2L 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.

 

 


 

Michael Mariani | 2L

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Michael Mariani is a second-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.

 


Meagan McCarthy | 2L

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Natasha Moghadam |2L

Natasha is a second-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. This summer she had the pleasure of working for the Attorney General’s Office in West Palm Beach, FL in their Statewide Prosecution Unit.

 


 

Alisha Moriceau | 2L

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Alisha Moriceau is a second-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.

 


 

Megan Oliva | 2L

Megan Oliva is a second year law student from Charleston, South CarolOliva Megan.JPGina. 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 worked with the State Attorney’s Office for the 10th Judicial Circuit. In addition to Moot Court, Megan is the treasurer for the John Marshall Bar Association, an ILSP Student Ambassador, and a teaching assistant for UF’s undergraduate and MBA business law courses. In her free time, Megan enjoys eating, sleeping, and reading for class.

 

 


 

Katarina O’Reilly | 2L

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Katarina O’Reilly is a second 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. This past 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.

 

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Nicholas Russo is a second 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.

 


 

Rachel Sheffield | 2L

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Rachel Sheffield is a second-year law student from Macon, Georgia.  Rachel graduated magna cum laudefrom 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 serves as an ILSP Orientation Ambassador. This past 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.

 

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Aubrey is a second-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.

 

Kara Solebello | 2L
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Christopher Wittbrodt | 2L

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Christopher Wittbrodt is a 2L 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.