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Student Organizations

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.

Organizations and Contact Information

  • 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.

    2018-19 Executive Board

    President - Sophie Luchin
    Secretary - Eddie Brower
    Treasurer - Margeling Santiago
    1L Rep - TBD
    LL.M. Rep - TBD
    Community Outreach Chair - Daniela Donoso

  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

    The Florida State Law chapter of The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) provides a forum to educate students and members of the community about fundamental civil liberties guaranteed by the United States Constitution and to promote the protection of those civil liberties. Our members are involved with local, state and national ACLU chapters to assist these chapters' efforts and to gain pro bono and internship experience. The national network of the ACLU is our nation’s leading 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. As our society continues to wrestle with the age-old problems of racism, sexism, homophobia, religious intolerance and censorship of unpopular speech, the ACLU’s mission remains realizing the promise of the Bill of Rights for all and expanding the reach of its guarantees to new areas.

    2017-18 Executive Board

    President - Bianca Baez
    Vice President - Maria Walts
    Treasurer - Giselle Justo
    Secretary - TBD
    Marketing Chair - TBD

    Related Links

  • American Constitution Society (ACS)

    The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) promotes the vitality of the U.S. Constitution and the fundamental values it expresses: individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, access to justice, democracy and the rule of law.  These abiding principles are reflected in the vision of the Constitution’s framers and the wisdom of forward-looking leaders who have shaped our law throughout American history.  As a result of their efforts, the Constitution has retained its authority and relevance for each new generation.

    In recent years, an activist conservative legal movement has gained influence – eroding these enduring values and presenting the law as a series of sterile abstractions. This new orthodoxy, which threatens to dominate our courts and our laws, does a grave injustice to the American vision.

    The American Constitution Society embraces the progress our nation has made toward full embodiment of the Constitution’s core values. ACS believes that law can and should be a force for improving the lives of all people. We are revitalizing and transforming legal and policy debates in classrooms, courtrooms, legislatures and the media, and we are building a diverse and dynamic network of progressives committed to justice. Through these efforts, ACS will ensure that the institutions of American law reflect the highest values of our nation and serve the needs of its people.

    2017-18 Executive Board

    President - Will Smith
    Vice President - Jonathan Marcelo
    Treasurer - Jennifer Mosquera
    Secretary - Olivia Cato
    Membership Chair - Kody Glazer
    Membership Chair - Ashley Watson
    1L Rep - Chelsea Cabrera
    1L Rep - Brian Maki
    1L Rep - Robert Walters

    Related Links

  • Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Asian Law and Culture Association (ALCA)

    Asian Law and Culture Association aims to help foster diversity in the Tallahassee professional community.

    2017-18 Executive Board

    President - Michelle Covin
    Vice President - Paul Parton
    Secretary - Rose Rosas
    Treasurer - Brody Martin

  • 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.

    2018-19 Executive Board

    President - Alejandra De La Fuente
    External Vice President - Karina Flores
    Internal Vice President - Alexis Wilt
    Treasurer - Lauren Brooker
    Secretary - Dayna Maeder
    Alumni Coordinator - Erik Pozek
    Activities Coordinator - Samantha Lowe
    Fundraising Coordinator - Amanda Varrone

  • 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.

    2017-18 Executive Board

    President - Johana Nieves
    Vice President of Aviation - Brent Marshall
    Vice President of Space - Grey Dodge
    Secretary - Sahana Sanna
    Treasurer - Justin Scott
    3L Rep - Michael Hoffman
    2L Rep - Heather Wolfe

  • 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.

    2018-19 Executive Board

    President - Maria'h Givens

    Vice President - Freddelle Mernard
    Treasurer - Marlena Simon
    Secretary - Jada Rhoulac
    Member-at-Large - Caron Byrd
    Community Service Chair - Oluremi Abiodun
    Financial Secretary - Julisa Renaud
    Social Justice Chair - Chad Sinckler

  • 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.

    2018-19 Executive Board

    President - Emily Margaret Burns
    Vice President - Lyndsey Fuller
    Treasurer - Trent Allard
    Secretary - Lex McPherson
    Activities Chair - Machaella Reisman
    J.D./M.B.A. Liaison - Mac Hudson
    2L Rep - Ashley Navarrete

  • Christian Legal Society
  • 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.

    2017-18 Executive Board

    President - Victoria Suarez
    Internal Vice-President - Nick Rodriguez
    External Vice-President - Paige Farach
    Treasurer - Jorge Torres
    Secretary - Alexis Rodriguez
    1L Rep - Raul Alvarez
    1L Rep - Elizabeth Bradford

  • Democratic Law Students Association

    2017-18 Executive Board

    President - Kody Glazer
    VP of External Affairs - Bianca Baez Pearson
    VP of Internal Affairs - Jill Bowen
    Treasurer - Race Frederick
    Secretary - Elizabeth Buchanan

  • Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Society

    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.

    2018-19 Executive Board

    President - Mitchell Custer 
    Vice President - Alan LaCerra
    Secretary - Viktor Lyusi
    Treasurer - Lyndsey Fuller
    Competition Co-Chair - Ryan Dyson
    Competition Co-Chair - Alexa McPherson 

    Related Links

    Florida Bar EASL Section
    Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association

  • 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.

    2018-19 Executive Board

    President - Kevin Porter 
    Vice President - Lindsay Card
    Treasurer - Steven Kahn 
    Secretary - Taylor Schock 
    Mentor Chair - Anastacia Pirrello

    Related Links

    Environmental Alumni Mentoring Directory 

  • 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.

    2018-19 Executive Board

    Co-President - Paige Farach
    Co-President - Darrell Garvey
    Vice President - Elizabeth Bradford  
    reasurer - Emily Burns
    Secretary - Timothy Seiler
    Membership Chair - Trent Allard

    Related Links

    National Federalist Society

  • FSU 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.

    2018-19 Executive Board

    Editor-in-Chief - Amy Bhatt
    Executive Editor - Andrew Barondess
    Executive Editor - Christina Behan
    Executive Editor - Emily Burns
    Managing Editor - Jessica Anderson
    Writing & Research Editor - Kelsey Anthofer
    Senior Article Selection Editor - Deborah Huveldt
    Articles and Notes Editor - Sarah Carter
    Articles and Notes Editor - Erica Gloyd
    Articles and Notes Editor - Nicole Molner
    Articles and Notes Editor - John Riveras
    Articles and Notes Editor - Carly Simpson
    Articles and Notes Editor - Victoria Stanisauskis

    Related Links

    FSU Master of Business Administration Home Page

  • Haitian-Caribbean Law Students Association

    The purpose of this organization shall be to address issues of concern to the Caribbean culture and to foster a relationship between the Caribbean community and the Tallahassee community at large.

    2017-18 Executive Board

    President - Rodney Ulysse
    Vice President - Julisa Renaud
    Treasurer - Markendia Geffrard
    Secretary - Malasia McDuffie
    Outreach Chair- Young Kang
    Social Chair- Christina Henry

  • Health Law Society

    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. 

    2018-19 Executive Board

    President - Eleanor Sills
    Vice President - Shannon Anderson
    Treasurer - Taylor Fleming 
    Secretary - Bailey Rider
    Activities Coordinator - 
    Skye Esry

  • Intellectual Property Law Society

    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.

    2018-19 Executive Board

    President - Kathryn Judson
    Vice President - Alex Card
    Treasurer - Carlos Gomez
    Secretary - Lindsay Card
    Conference, Competition & Scholarship Chair - Deborah Huveldt

  • 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.  

    2017-18 Executive Board

    President - Eduardo Morles
    Vice President - Ashley Hamill
    Treasurer - Johnny ElHachem
    Secretary - TBD

  • 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.

    2017-18 Organization Leaders

    Chair - Jill Bowen
    Board Member - Austin Engelbrecht
    Board Member - Jordan Lulich
    Board Member - Jonathan Marcelo
    Board Member - Brent Marshall
    Board Member - Dominique Mortimer
    Board Member - Lilly Sharpe

  • 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 

    2018-19 Executive Board

    President - McLane Edwards
    Vice President - Ryan Dyson
    Treasurer - Samantha Lowe
    Secretary - Breanna Raspopovich
    Social Chair - Ben Taylor
    Alumni Outreach - Evan Drake
    3L Rep - Mitchell Custer
    2L Rep - Trevor Mylin

  • Nontraditional Student Association

    The purpose of the Nontraditional Students Association is to provide members with an active support network that recognizes their unique circumstances. We strive to promote personal well-being, host educational and social events, provide networking opportunities and coordinate with other student organizations.

    2018-19 Executive Board

    President - Deborah Huveldt
    Vice President - Stefanie-Jo Osborn
    Treasurer - Ethan Katz
    Secretary - Sarah Carter

  • OUTLaw

    OUTLaw seeks to provide a platform for all students to learn about the legal issues facing gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people. OUTLaw sponsors events throughout the year to increase awareness of issues and to foster discussion of the current state of LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ community in Tallahassee. We welcome and encourage all law students to joint OUTLaw, regardless of orientation and gender.

    2018-19 Executive Board

    President - Eddie Brower
    Vice President - Alan LaCerra
    Secretary - Deborah Huveldt
    Treasurer - Adam Wood

  • Phi Alpha Delta

    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.

    2018-19 Executive Board

    Justice - Chelsea Cabrera
    Vice President - Victoria Stanisauskis 
    Clerk/Secretary - Ethan Katz
    Treasurer - Joshua Funderburke
    Marshall - Heather Raya

  • Phi Delta Phi

    Phi Delta Phi founded in 1869, the oldest national association in the legal profession, is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethics and culture.  The purpose of this organization is to promote the advancement of the highest intellectual, professional, and ethical standards within the Florida State University College of Law community and the surrounding area and within the legal profession. To this end, Ladd Inn hereby establishes itself as an honor fraternity requiring all new initiates to possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 80 on the 100-point scale.  It shall be the responsibility of this Inn and the charge of each of its members to seek excellence in all scholastic and ethical endeavors undertaken towards achieving this worthy goal.

    2018-19 Executive Board

    Magister/President - Taylor Byrd
    Vice Magister/Vice President - Shannon Anderson
    Treasurer - Cecilia Orozco
    Secretary - Miqolae Smith
    Historian - Cailynn Houlihan

  • 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.

    2018-19 Executive Board

    President - Tessa Wagoner
    Vice President - Hana Bilicki
    Secretary - Caitlin Williams
    Activities Chair - Steven Kahn
    Treasurer - Caron Byrd

    Related Links

    Public Interest Law Center
    Equal Justice Works

  • 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.

    2018-19 Executive Board

    President - Elise Berry
    Real Property Vice President - Race Smith
    Probate and Trust Vice President - Sydney Mann
    Treasurer - Sam Houston
    Secretary - Sarah Carter

  • 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.

    2018-19 Executive Board

    President - Cecilia Orozco
    Vice President/ABA Rep - Hillary Thornton
    Secretary - Breanna Raspopovich

    Treasurer - Kaitlyn Kelley
    3L Rep - 
    Brandon Sapala

  • Student Veterans Law Symposium

    2018-19 Executive Board

    President - Katie Ricci
    Vice President - Patrick McDonough
    Treasurer - Sara Dextre Korkuc
    Secretary - Monica Eichner
    JAG Liason - Cailynn Houlihan
    Public Affairs - Ken Lam
    1L Rep - Casey Aranzado
    1L Rep - Andrew Jordan

  • Sustainable Law Society

    Sustainable challenges are complex and demand a continuously developing approach. Sustainable Law Society is dedicated to continuing to support and expand a sustainable campus at Florida State University College of Law. Our goal is to provide students, faculty, and staff with knowledge and sustainable habits that they can use on and off campus. Sustainability initiatives focus on operating efficient buildings, reducing waste and encouraging individual behavior change through education. Sustainable Law Society will work with students, alumni, student organizations, faculty, and staff to generate new ideas and solutions to real-world challenges on campus and within the local community.

    2018-19 Executive Board

    President - Laurel Tallent
    Vice President - Ashley Englund
    Treasurer - Savannah Brown
    Secretary - Daniel Gordon
    Activities Coordinator - Madeline Kalus
    1L Rep - Corie Posey

  • The Florida Bar YLD - Law Students Division

    The mission of the Law Student Division of The Florida Bar (LSD) is to assist The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) in furthering the goals of The Florida Bar and to serve as liaisons for networking opportunities between law students and Florida attorneys. The LSD is designed to encourage interest in, and participation by, Division members in the purposes of the YLD. The LSD connects law students to YLD members through a variety of activities and projects designed to be of interest and assistance to Division members, and engages in such activities that tend to further the best interest of the legal profession.

    2018-19 FSU Board of Governors

    President - Taylor Fleming
    Vice President- Luke Waldron

  • 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.

    2018-19 Executive Board

    President - Gus Arvelo
    Vice President - Gene White
    Secretary - Emina Sehovic
    Social Affairs Chair - Elisibeth Davenport
    Treasurer - Alex Bowen
    VP of Development - Alex Card

  • 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. 

    2017-18 Executive Board

    President - Brent Marshall

    Vice President - Florencia Garcia Bahamonde
    Secretary - Katie Jackson
    Treasurer - Jill Bowen
    Alumni/Event Coordinator - Savannah Brown 
    Alumni/Event Coordinator - Laurel Tallent

    1L Rep/Membership - Amber Jackson

  • 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.

    2018-19 Executive Board

    President - Katie Mesa
    Internal Vice President - Meaghan Maus
    External Vice President - Dayna Maeder 
    Secretary - Elisabeth Avilla
    Treasurer - Melody Deatherage
    Activities Co-Director - Emily Michel
    Activities Co-Director - Sydney Mann