Student Organizations

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Students at the College of Law are committed to achieving excellence in law school, and their contributions are critical to the school's intellectual and social life. The numerous student-run organizations and journals attest to their drive, energy and ambition. Below is a list of our existing student organizations and their contact information. In some cases, links are available to web pages created and maintained by the student organizations.

 

The College of Law also has several co-curricular organizations including the Florida State University Law Review, the Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law, the Journal of Transnational Law and Policy as well as Moot Court and Trial Team programs. More information on our co-curricular programs can be found here.

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Advocates for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (AIRR)

Advocates for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (AIRR) is committed to fighting for the human rights of all people. AIRR's work centers around educating people about the injustices that immigrants face, such as the separation of families. AIRR proudly works with statewide and national groups to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform and the DREAM Act. AIRR also serves as a forum for students interested in immigration law. AIRR coordinates volunteering opportunities with non-profit immigration law firms to help students fulfill their pro-bono requirement.

2022-23 Executive Board

President - Alyssa Barberis
Treasurer - Roger Mata
Social Media and Policy Chair - Samantha Seiglie
Community Outreach Chair - Isabella Roman-secour

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Mission Statement of the ACLU National organization: "The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States."

Mission Statement of the ACLU at FSU: "The ACLU is established to safeguard and promote civil liberties through pro bono legal opportunities and College of Law events. All activities and functions of the ACLU shall be legal under University, local, state, and federal laws."

2022-23 Executive Board

President - Brad Fehrenbach
Vice President - Kaya Small

Animal Legal Defense Fund

To provide a forum for education, advocacy and scholarship aimed at protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system, raising the profile of the field of animal law. The FSU Law Chapter is one of 161 around the country.

2022-23 Executive Board

President - Savannah Sherman
Vice President - Lauren Reed
Treasurer -Caroline Massias
Secretary - Angelique Howard
National Chair- Jenny Camisa
Pro Bono Chair - Cat Awasthi

Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA)

APALSA at FSU Law was created to support and advocate for Asian American Pacific Islanders in the legal community and as a whole. We aim to promote diversity and inclusion, advocate for AAPI leadership within the legal field, increase awareness on concerns of the Asian community, and strengthen relationships within and outside of the law school.

2022-23 Executive Board

President - Shannon Paramesh
External Vice President - Angelique Howard
Internal Vice President - Gavin Sitkoff-Vuong
Treasurer - Devin Gobin
Secretary - Priya Geer

Association for Criminal Justice

The Association for Criminal Justice (ACJ) aims to provide students with a practical insight into criminal law matters from judicial, prosecutorial, and defense perspectives. The ACJ further seeks to educate students and the community about issues impacting the criminal justice system.

2022-23 Executive Board

President - Emma J. Hirschy
Vice President - Austin Lunde
Treasurer -  Jade Lewis
Secretary -  Amanda McCabe

Black Law Students Association (BLSA)

The Delores Poindexter Auzenne Chapter of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) at Florida State Law exists to promote a more balanced and perfect union among all law students; to assist in the matriculation of BLSA members at the College of Law; and to enhance the social, intellectual and spiritual lives of BLSA members, the Florida State Law body and the community-at-large.

2022-23 Executive Board

President - Briana Saffold
Vice President - Sarai Glaze
Treasurer - Rachel Payne
Secretary - Larry Lynn
Financial Secretary - Sydney Herring
Social Justice Chair - Julicia Vernon

Business Law Society (BLS)

The BLS is a student-run organization dedicated to promoting social and academic interaction among Florida State University College of Law students interested in the various aspects of business, corporate and financial law. The goal of the BLS is to enhance the legal education of our members and to promote an interdisciplinary curriculum in business, corporate and financial law that builds upon the resources of Florida State University College of Law and provide students with unique opportunities to interact with various legal practitioners in the community, faculty and staff, and local corporate counsel.

2022-23 Executive Board

President - Tanner Adkison
Vice President - Devin Gobin
Treasurer - Amanda Vasquez
Secretary - Sidney Edgar
Activities Chair - Janelle Acevedo

Christian Legal Society

The mission of this CLS student chapter is to maintain a vibrant Christian Law Fellowship at Florida State Law, which enables its members, individually and as a group, to love the Lord with their whole beings — hearts, souls and minds — and to love their neighbors as themselves. In accomplishing this mission, this chapter focuses on: cultivating spiritual growth through communal prayer, fellowship and worship; showing the love of Christ to the campus community and the community at large by proclaiming the gospel in word and in deed; and addressing the question, "What does it mean to be a Christian in law?," that is, learning to submit every aspect of one's calling in the legal profession to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

2022-23 Executive Board

President - Elliana Mortellaro
Vice President - Nathaniel LeBlanc
Secretary - Sam Mayberry
2L/3L Rep - Alex Edgeworth
2L/3L Rep - Elena Gallego
Treasurer - Caroline Tschida

Cuban American Bar Association (CABA)

The mission and purpose of CABA FSU LAW is to provide opportunities for student members to engage with legal professionals, further networking opportunities for members with local professionals in all areas of legal practice, and educate members about career opportunities within the Cuban Community. New networking and potential career opportunities will be created by hosting networking events through the Cuban American Bar Association, or “parent organization”, inviting guest speakers to come to the school, and offering mentoring opportunities for all students, providing more internships and job opportunities, as well as professional development and job development through OCI. These will be some of the main goals of the organization with the participation of CABA members throughout South Florida and the rest of the United States.

2022-23 Executive Board

President - Alberto Garcia Marrero
Internal Vice President - Angelique Ramirez
External Vice President - David Oliver
Treasurer - Roger Mata
Secretary - Jenelly Perez
1L Rep - Joel Vallejo
1L Rep - Ana Gitli
1L Rep - Roxana Gerardo

cabafsulaw@gmail.com

Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Society (EASL)

To promote and support interest in the current issues affecting entertainment and sports law, and to establish and cultivate networks within this specialized legal community for the purpose of providing interested Florida State Law students with access to information regarding the availability of professional opportunities.

2022-23 Executive Board

President - Jake Balducci
Vice President - Ben Koon
Treasurer - Eric Wagner
Secretary - Nickta Motazedi

Environmental Law Society (ELS)

The Environmental Law Society (ELS) provides a forum to address key environmental law issues on the local, state and federal levels, as well as functioning as a group available to participate in local environmental cleanups and fund raisers. ELS provides its members with opportunities to travel to national environmental law conferences and to make contact with state and local environmental employers through pro bono and internship opportunities.

2022-23 Executive Board

President - Juan Gonzalez Moreno
Vice President - Melissa Gallo
Book Keeper - Robin Rodriguez
Mentor Chair - Ryan Stocks
Social Media Chair - Kate Andrews

Federal Bar Association at FSU (FBA at FSU)

The Federal Bar Association at FSU (FBA at FSU) serves as a student chapter of the national Federal Bar Association at the Florida State University College of Law. The purposes of the SFBA are to further the objectives of the Federal Bar Association, to represent the Association to law students at the Florida State University, to stimulate the interest of law students in the activities of the Association, and to conduct programs of interest and value to law students. 

2022-2023 Executive Board

President - Leila Oberschall
External Vice President - Austin Lunde
Internal Vice President - Emma Hirschy

Federalist Society

The Federalist Society is a non-partisan organization dedicated to fostering balanced and open debate about the fundamental principles of freedom, federalism, and the role of the judiciary. The Federalist Society seeks to educate the legal community through its programs and publications about how limited constitutional government based on the rule of law can have a positive effect on law and public policy.

2022-23 Executive Board

President - Kelvin Ready
Vice President - Joseph Catalano
Treasurer - Benjamin Schafer
Secretary - Cristen Chandler
Membership Chair - Emily Rodriguez

Florida State University Business Review

The purpose of the Florida State University Business Review is to provide a scholarly forum for contemporary legal discourse and to address the issues and concerns transforming the business community.

2022-23 Executive Board

Editor-in-Chief - Natalie Alonso
Managing Editor - Allison Nelson
Writing & Research Editor - Kailey Peel
Symposium Editor - Emily Wood
Article Selection Editor - Aiana Maresa Semper
Executive Editor -Nathaniel LeBlanc
Executive Editor - Sarah Reynolds
Articles and Notes Editor - Ryan Eaton
Articles and Notes Editor - Alan Gonzalez
Articles and Notes Editor - Morgan Lea Nobles
Articles and Notes Editor - Leila Oberschall

Related Links

FSU Master of Business Administration Home Page

Articles and more information are available on the FSU Business Review site.

Health Law Society (HLS)

We are a newly re-founded non-political student organization dedicated to encouraging understanding and growth in the interrelationships of the legal and medical fields. We promote exploration of different areas of the health law field, and seek to assist students in understanding these various areas. We are working to set up interaction and networking opportunities with students and professionals in both law and medicine in order to promote greater understanding of this growing profession. 

2022-23 Executive Board

President - Sydney Herring
Vice President - Roger Mata
Secretary - Daniela C. Marrero

Hispanic Law Students Association (HLSA)

HLSA represents diversity and inclusion. The organizations seeks the advancement of Hispanic-Latinos at Florida State University’s College of Law, as well as in the legal community at large. By providing social and academic support, along with networking opportunities, HLSA is confident that they can increase the presence of Hispanic people in the legal field.

2022-23 Executive Board

President - Christopher Cruz
Vice President - Troy Osorio
Secretary - Salome Garcia
Treasurer - Isabella Roman-Secor
2L Rep - Daniela Marrero
Social Media Chair - Yamilet Estrella
Alumni Coordinator - David Oliver

If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice at FSU Law

If/When/How is a national non-profit network of law students, professors and legal professionals committed to fostering the next wave of legal experts for the reproductive justice movement. Reproductive justice will exist when all people can exercise the rights and access the resources they need to thrive and to decide if, when, and how to create and sustain a family with dignity, free from discrimination, coercion, or violence. The FSU Law chapter strives to become strong, successful advocates for reproductive justice in both the Tallahassee area and the state of Florida. 

2022-23 Executive Board

President - Lexie Morgan
Vice President - Emily Lanoue
Treasurer - Gavin Sitkoff-Vuong
Secretary - Amber Bardsley
Social Media Chair - Lauren Reed
Activities Director - Chloe Schulte

Related Links
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International Law Students Association

The purpose of the Florida State International Law Students Association (ILSA) is to educate the university community about the increasing relevance of international law to the environment, human rights, world peace, business and trade. ILSA sponsors speakers from around the world on various pertinent topics related to international law. ILSA also provides information regarding study abroad programs, foreign internships and career opportunities in international law. To promote the understanding of different cultures, ILSA sponsors cultural events, such as the annual Around the World Dinner. All Florida State Law students are invited to join ILSA.  

2022-23 Executive Board

President - Gianni Christian Croci
Vice President - Lexie Morgan
Treasurer - Lauranne Longley
Secretary - Ankit Mukati
2L Rep - Bella Roman-Secor
Historian - Laiken Cowley

Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA)

As members of the JLSA, we focus on the importance of connection and community in Judaism. We strive to serve the Seminole Law community as a support system and a source of unity for both Jewish and non-Jewish students to learn and socialize together while also promoting an environment of tolerance for students of all faith traditions. We welcome students of all backgrounds, all levels of Judaism (or lack thereof) and representatives of all those in the greater Tallahassee legal profession.

2022-23 Executive Board

President - Brooke Soloway
Vice President - Jacob Shapiro
Treasurer - Zachary Klein
Secretary - Julia Weisberg

Law School Council

The purpose of LSC is to represent Law School registered student organizations (RSOs) before all budgetary committees of SGA and the Congress of Graduate Students, to sub-allocate funds to Law School RSOs, and to monitor and coordinate the budget activities of the various Law School RSOs.  LSC is comprised of seven law students elected as Members-at-Large by the Law School Student Body.

2022-23 Organization Leaders

Chair - Samantha Seiglie
Vice Chair - Briana Bedoya
Treasurer - Cristen Chandler
Secretary - Emma Wells
Board Member - Allison Nelson
Board Member - Keeley Smith
Board Member - Cara Campbell
Board Member - Leila Oberschall
Board Member - Sarai Glaze

Law Students Practicing Wellness

Law Students Practicing Wellness is an activist, support, and social club that seeks to provide law students with the tools and resources for mental health in law school and the legal field. 

2022-23 Executive Board

President - Lauren Reed
Vice President - Emily Wood
Secretary - Caitlyn Pennell
Treasurer - Christy Curras
Social Media Chair - Kaitlyn Yeager
2L Rep - Samantha Seiglie

OUTLaw

OUTLaw seeks to provide a platform for all students to learn about the legal issues facing gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and other queer people. OUTLaw sponsors events throughout the year to increase awareness of issues and to foster discussion of the current state of LGBTQIA+ law at the national, state and local levels. OUTLaw is committed to working with allied organizations on campus to better the Florida State community and ensure that LGBTQ students are treated with the same respect as the student body as a whole. OUTLaw also exists to help students connect with the LGBTQIA+ community in Tallahassee. We welcome and encourage all law students to join OUTLaw, regardless of orientation and gender.

2022-23 Executive Board

President - Ash Hoyt
Vice President - Lucy Oehler
Secretary - Katlin Hickman
Treasurer - Katie Larsen
2L Rep - Christina Portuallo

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD)

Phi Alpha Delta is an organization dedicated to service. It helps student members by providing networking opportunities and resources for jobs, as well as by providing educational resources.

2022-23 Executive Board

Justice - Skyy Mewbron
Vice President - Baleigh Brown
Clerk - Melissa Solis
Treasurer - Sophia Akel
Marshal - Ryan Stocks

Public Interest Law Students Association (PILSA)

Public Interest Law Students Association (PILSA) is committed to promoting pro bono and community service as well as helping students who wish to work in public interest law. It encourages all law students to make public interest a part of their careers.

2022-23 Executive Board

President - Olivia Ingram
Vice President - Lauren Reed
Secretary - Kayla Neal
Treasurer - Tarah Yeager

Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Society at FSU

The purpose of this organization is to provide a forum for students of the Florida State University College of Law to discuss issues pertaining to the field of Real Property, Probate, and Trust law. It will allow students to network with attorneys, both local and otherwise, and will help students to learn about opportunities and advancements within the fields.

2022-23 Executive Board

President - Sarah Mallory
Vice President: Probate - Caroline Tschida
Vice President: Real Property - Lindsay Peterson
Treasurer - Ian Kampert
Secretary - Careena Lall
2L Rep - Victoria Heuston

Student Bar Association

SBA serves as the representative of the College of Law student body to discover and manifest its collective desires, to secure the benefits of mutual association, and to further the legal, academic, and social interests of its members and the College of Law. FSU Law Student Bar Association's main goal is to improve the overall quality of life for all students attending Florida State University College of Law. SBA offers the perfect opportunity to become involved in an organization that is constantly working to make the experience at FSU Law more enjoyable, rewarding, and fun. Further, SBA offers countless opportunities to become engaged and enjoy extracurricular activities while benefiting FSU Law and the Tallahassee community.

2022-23 Executive Board

President - David Akintonde
Vice President/ABA Rep - Chloe Schulte
Treasurer - Vivekka Suppiah
Secretary - Savannah Hill
3L Rep - Katie Weaver
2L Rep - Tah'Jai Graves
2L Rep - Kevin Griffin
1L Rep - Allison Laudadio
1L Rep - Stephen Fowler
1L Rep - Adriana Pizarro
Transfer Rep - Rachel Jones

 

fsusba@gmail.com
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Student Veterans Law Symposium

Our mission is to create a network for students who have served, wish to serve, or for students who have a passion for veteran's law. We support student veterans' transition to higher education, while also raising awareness on veteran's legal issues. These include supporting efforts to end homeless veterans in Tallahassee and advocate for veterans’ rights in the legislature and the courtroom. 

2022-23 Executive Board

President - Mackie Taranto
Vice President - Zachary Hahn
Treasurer - Rebecca Neuffer
Secretary - Daniel Rossman
JAG Liason - Shawn Soscia

Technology & Entrepreneurship Club

The Technology & Entrepreneurship Club brings education, networking opportunities, and speakers from the worlds of technology and entrepreneurship to FSU Law students.

2022-23 Executive Board

President - Paul DeCoste
Vice President - Raymond Betancourt
Treasurer - Dylan Rhodes
Secretary - Maresa Semper
Social Media Chair - Caroline Massias
General Board Seat - Ben Schafer

Trafficking in America Task Force

Mission Statement: We are working to bring an end to human trafficking. We work together with local, state and congressional lawmakers and train law enforcement, medical and mental health professionals to help bring an end to the scourge of human trafficking.

2022-23 Executive Board

President - Shannon Paramesh
Internal Vice President - Abby Merrill
External Vice President - Shannon Duggar
Treasurer - Ankit Mukati
Secretary - Briana Bedoya
Social Media Coordinator - Angelique Ramirez

Transfer Student Organization (TSO)

The purpose of the Florida State Law Transfer Student Organization (TSO) is to help facilitate a smooth transition for new transfer students. This organization is open to the entire Florida State Law student body. TSO will help all transfers become acclimated with Florida State Law, Tallahassee and the local legal community. It is important to the TSO executive board to help new students with any questions or concerns they may have that are different than their previous schools.

2022-23 Executive Board

President - Rachel Jones
Vice President - Sarah Mallory
Secretary - Jake Buck
Social Chair - Justin Virzi
Treasurer - Dan Lozier

Women's Law Symposium

WLS is dedicated to promoting the status of women in the legal community. WLS provides a forum for the discussion of issues concerning legal education and provides program to advance and assist students throughout their law school career, including networking with local attorneys and other leadership opportunities.  WLS also actively participates in charitable and voluntary causes in the community, as well as sponsors annual philanthropic events within the law school community.

2022-23 Executive Board

President - Reina Chehayeb
Internal Vice President - Amanda Marie McCabe
External Vice President - Alexis Moreira
Secretary - Katlin Hickman
Treasurer - Caitlyn Pennell
Activities Director - Nicole Eldeb
Activities Director - Farrah Williamson