Student Organizations

sba-of-the-year-2018.jpgStudents 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.

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Cameron Polomski
Treasurer - Peyton Smith

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."

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Arianna Hernandez
Vice President - Precious Chavez
Treasurer - Brad Fehrenbach
Events Coordinator- Tatiana Hernandez

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.

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Madeline Roney
Vice President - Lauren Reed
Treasurer - Megan Clouden
Secretary - Angelique Howard
National Chair- Hope Johnson
PR Chair - Lexi Vranick
Pro Bono Chair - Catherine Awasthi
Education Chair - Mallory Lizana

Association for Criminal Justice

The Association for Criminal Justice exposes students to practical topics in the criminal justice system. The organization shall introduce students to criminal law matters from judicial, prosecutorial and defense perspectives.

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Shannon Wong
External Vice President - Becky Maturo
Internal Vice President - Madison Foley
Treasurer -  Alexander Bronfeld
Secretary -  Allison Nelson
Alumni Coordinator - Madeline Roney
Activities Coordinator - Rebekah Kaufman

Aviation & Space Law Society

The mission of the Aviation & Space Law Society is to introduce law students to current issues, important topics, exciting opportunities, and careers in aviation and space law. The Aviation & Space Law Society welcomes all students to learn more about these dynamic practice areas.

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Joey Webster
Vice President of Aviation - Jess Berger

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.

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Lauren Rolfe
Vice President - Judelande Jeune
Treasurer - Fatou Calixte
Secretary and Community Service Chair - Nyah Tennell
Financial Secretary - David Akintonde
Social Justice Chair - Ashley Cevere 
Member at Large - Jasmine Farlin

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.

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Jaelee Edmond
Vice President - Juan Gabriel Sarceno Robles
Treasurer - Alberto Garcia Marrero
Activities Chair - Rebecca Neuffer
2L Rep - Devin Goben

Business Review

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

2021-22 Executive Board

Editor-in-Chief - Jodiceson Woody
Managing Editor - Allaa Tayeb
Writing & Research Editor - Morgan Robinson
Executive Article Selection Editor - Landus J. Anderson
Article Selection Editor - Hannah Jackson
Executive Editor - J. Reed Truslow
Executive Editor - Kalie Maniglia
Articles and Notes Editor - Natalie M. Alonso
Articles and Notes Editor - Jake Balducci
Articles and Notes Editor - Madeline Dixon
Articles and Notes Editor - Kailey Peel

Related Links

FSU Master of Business Administration Home Page

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

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.

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Alejandra Gancedo
Internal Vice President - Sindy Morales
External Vice President - Kalie Maniglia
Treasurer - Richard Menendez
Secretary - Natalie Alonso

cabafsulaw@gmail.com

Education Law and Policy Society

The Education Law and Policy Society of FSU is committed to helping students who are interested in effecting change towards ensuring a quality education for all through: 1. Forums harboring and encouraging dialogue about educational issues at the local, state and national levels involving legislators, educators, attorneys and experts in the field; 2. Opportunities to influence and craft policy that benefits a system of education for the people; 3. Establishment of a collaborative network for legal and education career opportunities.

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Christopher Cruz
Vice President - Keeley Smith

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.

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Daniel Kerwin
Vice President - Jake Balducci
Treasurer - Luke Kane
Secretary - Taylor Lewis

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.

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Cameron Polomski
Vice President - Salome Garcia
Book Keeper - Margaret Zinsel
Mentor Chair - Olivia Ingram

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.

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Joseph Wolski
Vice President - Kelvin Ready
Treasurer - Blake Mathesie
Secretary - Emily Holley
Membership Chair - Julie Ducey

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. 

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Ricardo Arevalo
Vice President - Austin Mutnansky
Treasurer - Yenny Wu
Secretary - Saylor Nolan

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. 

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Alyssa Silva
Vice President - Tatiana Hernandez
Treasurer - Julie Adue
Secretary - Olivia Ingram
Activities Director - Lexie Morgan
Activities Director - Lauren Reed

Related Links
ifwhenhow.org 

Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS)

The Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS) is an organization of law students interested in patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, ecommerce, and Internet law. Our mission is to encourage and facilitate student excellence in the field of intellectual property through 1) maintaining a network of interaction between students and local practitioners and alumni, 2) creating awareness of intellectual property trends that have a state, national, and global impact, and 3) helping students with and without technical backgrounds find a niche within one of the many growing trends within intellectual property law.

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Annie Murphy
Vice President - Jake Balducci
Treasurer - Alize Delgado

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.  

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Sophie Muina
Vice President - Ana Abdo
Treasurer - Maddi McLeland
Secretary - Amanda Vasquez
Historian - Gabby Springer
2L Rep - Salome Garcia

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.

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Brooke Soloway
Vice President - Kaylin Cohen
Treasurer - Jacob Shapiro
Secretary - Dylan Levenson

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.

2021-22 Organization Leaders

Chair - Alison Bowlby
Vice Chair - David Atkintonde
Treasurer - Reinaldo Gomez de la Vega
Secretary - Arianna Hernandez
Board Member - Shaina Ruth
Board Member - Justin Delise
Board Member - Keeley Smith
Board Member - Samantha Sieglie
Board Member - Allison Nelson
 

LitiGATORS

The purpose of the LitiGators is to provide a community of support to aid in the transition of former University of Florida students to Florida State University College of Law by providing a social network, networking opportunities, hosting philanthropic events and assisting the Florida State University College of Law in its recruitment efforts. 

For more information please visit our Facebook page.

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Matthew Toplak
Vice President - Bailey Emrick
Treasurer - Allison Nelson
Secretary - Caroline Blidar
2L/3L Rep - Marin Donnelly

Multicultural Law Students Association (MLSA)

The Multicultural Law Students Association is an organization dedicated to the culturally diverse members of the Florida State University College of Law. MLSA serves as a professional and social interest group meant to further the legal, academic and community interests of its members. MLSA’s main goal is to encourage cultural awareness and exploration at the College of Law.

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Reina Chehayeb
Vice President - Michael Manias
Secretary - Nia Anan-Ankomah 
Treasurer - Amanda Vasquez
Events Coordinator - Kelly Kaladeen

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.

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Caroline Dike
Vice President - Kaiser Jairam
Secretary - Kailey Peel
Treasurer - Mackie Taranto

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.

2021-22 Executive Board

Justice - Amanda Valter
Vice President - Amanda McCabe
Clerk - Mackie Taranto
Treasurer - Maddi McLeland
Marshall - Jaelee Edmond
2L Rep - Shannon Duggar

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.

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Khamisi Thorpe
Vice President - Olivia Ingram
Secretary - Amanda Valter
Treasurer - Mackie Taranto

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.

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Kendelle Knapp
Vice President: Probate - Anne Marie Macia
Vice President: Real Property - Sarah Reynolds
Treasurer - Nicole Ryan
Secretary - Alexandra Wright
3L Rep - Morgan Robinson
2L Rep - Devin Gobin

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.

2021-21 Executive Board

President - Landus Anderson
Vice President/ABA Rep - Christen Petruzzelli
Treasurer - Alberto Garcia Marerro
Secretary - Maddi McLeland
3L Representative - Irene Coritsidis
2L Representative - Katie Weaver
2L Representative - David Gorlicki

fsusba@gmail.com
fsusba.com

Student Federal Bar Association

The Student Federal Bar Association, also known as SFBA, 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. 

2021-2022 Executive Board

President - Kalie Maniglia
External Vice President - Alberto Garcia Marrero
Internal Vice President - Rebecca Maturo
Secretary - Austin Lunde

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. 

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Crews LeGrand
Vice President - Colton Clapp
Treasurer - Rebecca Neuffer
Secretary - Mackie Taranto
JAG Liason - Peter Meisenbacher

Tax Law Society

The Tax Law Society (TLS) at FSU Law brings together students, alumni and practitioners in the field of tax law to promote discussion about trends in the industry and raise awareness of career paths. TLS hosts guest speakers, networking events, and chats with faculty of graduate programs in taxation at schools nationwide. Tax Law Society members are invited to attend speaker series where practicing lawyers in the area come in and discuss careers available in the field of tax law. Member participation in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), national networking events and national tax competitions are facilitated and encouraged. 

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Stephanie Galloway
Vice President - Kevin Kane
Treasurer - Nate Hearn
Secretary - Conner Timoney

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.

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Irene Coritsidis
Internal Vice President - Jessica Berger
External Vice President - Aishani Shrinath
Treasurer - Haley Brown
Secretary - Melody Andrews
Events Chair - Jaelee Edmond
Social Media Coordinator - Shannon Wong

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.

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Christina Varela
Vice President - Sindy Morales
Secretary - Olivia Webb
Social Chair - Antonia Odeh
Treasurer - Payton Box
PR Chair - Taylor Lewis

UKnight at FSU Law

UKnight at FSU Law is an organization within the law school that connects UCF Alumni within the local area and the UCF alumni within FSU Law.  This organization hopes to strengthen our connection with other alumni.  UKnight at FSU Law will offer networking events to its current members.  Within these networking socials, UCF Alumni within the surrounding areas will be invited to connect with current FSU Law students. 

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Richard Menendez
Vice President - Lauren Ashley Reed
Treasurer - Jenna Sutter
Secretary - Maxwell Stork

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.

2021-22 Executive Board

President - Chloe Marie Schulte
Internal Vice President - Marissa Truskowski
External Vice President - Violeta Gonzales
Secretary - Amanda Marie McCabe
Treasurer - Reina Chehayeb
Activities Director - Sofia Azpurua
Activities Director - Amanda Vasquez