Black Law Students Association

The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) is a national organization that includes more than 170 member law schools. Our main function is to assist our members in the development of their legal careers, to provide opportunities for exposure to various areas and aspects of the legal profession, and to improve the black community’s access to the law.

PRESIDENT
Briana O'Quinn

VICE PRESIDENT
Tiffany Coleman

TREASURER
Jennifer Davis

SECRETARY
Nixon LaRoche

FACULTY ADVISOR
Roger Groves

Black Law Students Association Website

Caribbean Law Students Association

Our mission:
We seek to involve Caribbean Law Students in activities that encourage academic and professional excellence, and to promote a greater awareness and commitment to the Caribbean Community in North Florida.

PRESIDENT
Chama Dalge

VICE PRESIDENT
Edwards Estime

TREASURER
Open

SECRETARY
Open

FACULTY ADVISOR
Ericka Curran

Caribbean Law Students Association SharePoint Site

Christian Legal Society

The Christian Legal Society (CLS) is a student-run organization founded with the intent to nurture and encourage Christian law students with resources aimed at fostering spiritual growth, compassionate outreach, and the integration of faith and practice. Our mission is to inspire, encourage, and equip law students, both individually and in community, to proclaim, love and serve Jesus Christ through the study and practice of law, the provision of legal assistance to the poor, and the defense of religious freedom and sanctity of human life.

PRESIDENT
Emma Grubb Indahl

VICE PRESIDENT
Jaunet Spellman

TREASURER
Colleen Gourlay

SECRETARY
Emma Grubb Indahl

FACULTY ADVISOR
Anthony Kolenc

National Website

Student Ministries

SharePoint Site

Corporate and Business Law Society

The Corporate and Business Law Society seeks to promote a social and academic atmosphere that will enrich students with vital skills to ascertain successful careers within the legal profession as well as corporate professionals that work within the legal field. The goal of CBLS is to create an understanding of all aspects of the corporate and business world. The CBLS is dedicated to fulfilling this mission within the legal community but also extending itself outside the legal arena to charitable organizations.

PRESIDENT
Chalma Dalge

VICE PRESIDENT
Usman Toor

TREASURER
Open

SECRETARY
Open

FACULTY ADVISOR
Roger Grove

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Criminal Law Society

The Criminal Law Society is an organization designed to help create strong ties between its members and the criminal law community. This society’s goal is to assist its members in establishing bonds with a variety of legal professionals in the criminal law sector. We strive to achieve this goal by providing numerous opportunities to gain experience and familiarity with criminal law.

PRESIDENT
Jhonatas Porcides

VICE PRESIDENT
Open

TREASURER
Katy LeBlanc

SECRETARY
Open

FACULTY ADVISOR
Benjamin Priester

Criminal Law Society SharePoint

Environmental Law Society (ELS)

The Environmental Law Society (ELS) is a student-run organization at Florida Coastal School of Law. ELS’s primary concern is the promotion of environmental awareness and protection in the Jacksonville area. Through various community service projects, ELS aims to provide a venue for like-minded students interested in environmental law and community involvement to work together to better our world, one step at a time. Another major goal of ELS is the furtherance of environmental education on the FCSL campus and within the community.

Currently, we promote environmental awareness and education with our community-oriented projects and by always trying to set a good example for others. Our biggest community service event is our annual Sea Oats Project. Every spring, ELS works with Atlantic Beach to repair malnourished beaches. The sea oats we plant protect the dunes, provide a habitat for animals, protect sea turtle nesting areas, and prevent erosion. ELS works with many other student organizations to increase the Sea Oats Project efforts and protect more beaches each year. ELS operates on an open-door basis; we welcome all FCSL students, faculty, and staff to any of our meetings and activities throughout the semester. With FCSL’s Environmental Law Certificate Program, we hope that ELS will grow as a force on campus.

PRESIDENT
Kathryn Dominic

VICE PRESIDENT
Kinsley Vassey

TREASURER
Colleen Gourlay

SECRETARY
Joshua Terembes

FACULTY ADVISOR
Eric Hull

Family Law Society

The Family Law Society (FLS) at Florida Coastal School of Law is committed to promoting family law as a branch of law in its own right rather than its own litigation. We are dedicated to promote and provide education, the skills necessary in the practice of family law, to provide opportunities for members to meet, exchange knowledge, views, ideas, and fostering connections with the greater Jacksonville legal community.

PRESIDENT
Shea Peterson

VICE PRESIDENT
Anthony Cooper

TREASURER
Maria Lopez

SECRETARY
Stephanie Garcia Baker

FACULTY ADVISOR
Natalie Tuttle

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Florida Coastal Student Animal Law Defense Fund

Hispanic American Law Student Association

The Hispanic American Law Student Association (HALSA) welcomes all Florida Coastal students to join our organization as we represent diverse backgrounds and promote diversity on campus. We form a close-knit family and make an effort to help each other prepare for final exams. We also encourage networking with lawyers in the community via our mentor-mentee program with the Hispanic Bar of N.E. Florida. HALSA also cares about the community and usually volunteers at the Sulzbacher House and Hubbard House. HALSA hosts some fun events every year such as Salsa Night with free salsa lessons and Sabor Latino, a Latin food plate sale.

PRESIDENT
Graciella Castillo

VICE PRESIDENT
Shelly San Martin

TREASURER
Open

SECRETARY
Open

FACULTY ADVISOR
Ada Hammond

Hispanic American Law Students Association

Human Rights Law Society (HRLS)

Our missions is to:

  • Promote awareness of human right issues and discuss the avenues that the legal community can use to addressing human rights issues.
  • Promote awareness of human trafficking issues, promote protection of its victims, and promote the enforcement of law.
  • To provide an open forum to discuss all the issues affecting human rights today.
  • Represent the Florida Coastal community through its engagement with local community.

PRESIDENT
Rachel Parada

VICE PRESIDENT
Open

TREASURER
Omar El Jamal

SECRETARY
Open

FACULTY ADVISOR
Open

Human Rights Law Society SharePoint Site

International Law Society

The International Law Society is dedicated to the promotion of International Law that encompasses a vast understanding for differences both culturally and legally in the various legal systems of the world. In August 2008, the International Law Society (ILS) at Florida Coastal School of Law was recognized as an official chapter of The International Law Students Association (ILSA). The International Law Students Association is a global organization linking International Law Student Associations throughout the world and provides opportunities to meet international law students from all regions of the globe through various events and conferences. Joining ILS will provide great opportunites and benefits to those who enjoy travelling abroad and plan to practice in the area of international law.

PRESIDENT
Felicia Warren

VICE PRESIDENT
Open

TREASURER
Felicia Warren

SECRETARY
Open

FACULTY ADVISOR
Christopher Roederer

International Law Society SharePoint Site

National Site

Military Law Society

The mission of the Florida Coastal Military Law Society is to promote awareness ofthe relationship between Military Law, Civilian Law and International Law.  The Military Law Society is open to every member of the FCSL student body and seeks to bring open discussion to all the issues that affect the military today.  The military law society seeks to represent the Florida Coastal community through its engagement with the local community including the military community.

PRESIDENT
Donal Burns 

VICE PRESIDENT
Open

TREASURER
Colleen Gourlay

SECRETARY
Open

FACULTY ADVISOR
Anthony Kolenc

Military Law Society SharePoint Site

Phi Alpha Delta, Bedell Chapter

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International is a professional law fraternity advancing integrity, compassion, and courage through service to the student, the school, the profession, and the community. We are the preeminent law fraternity promoting the bonds of fraternalism and we are the leader in the development and advancement of professional ideals.

The purpose of this Fraternity shall be to form a strong bond uniting students and teachers of the law with members of the Bench and Bar in a fraternal fellowship designed to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under law; to stimulate excellence in scholarship; to inspire the virtues of compassion and courage; to foster integrity and professional competence; to promote the welfare of its members; and to encourage their moral, intellectual, and cultural advancement; so that each member may enjoy a lifetime of honorable professional and public service.

PRESIDENT
Toni Grier

VICE PRESIDENT
Katy LeBlanc

TREASURER
Maja Tahmiscija

SECRETARY
Stephanie Garcia Baker

FACULTY ADVISOR
Lucille Ponte

Phi Alpha Delta, Bedell Chapter SharePoint Site

National Site

Phi Delta Phi

The International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi, established in the year 1869 to promote a higher standard of professional ethics, is the oldest legal organization in continuous existence in the United States and the premier legal fraternity in North America. Phi Delta Phis first gathered nine years before the American Bar Association and still hold unique positions in the history of the North American bench, bar and the law schools. During the past three decades, Phi Delta Phi’s reputation as an organization devoted to legal excellence has continued to spread throughout North America and Europe.

MAGISTER
John Paul Damiani

VICE MAGISTER
Vanessa Pierre

EXCHEQUER
Mackenzie Justin

CLERK
Sandra Burnett

FACULTY ADVISOR
Annette Ritter

Phi Delta Phi SharePoint Site

Sports Law Society

PRESIDENT
Joshua Embden 

VICE PRESIDENT
Ryan Beane

TREASURER
Kelly Jamison 

SECRETARY
Kelly Jamison

FACULTY ADVISOR
Roger Groves

The Volunteer Immigrant Student Alliance

The Volunteer Immigrant Student Alliance functions as an educational forum that fosters fusion among the multicultural student organizations and strives to promote equality of justice for vulnerable sectors of society. Our goal is to build a unified voice that advances and defends basic human rights and provides equal opportunities for all individuals. VISA advocates for a comprehensive national immigration policy that affords due process of the law to all immigrants, regardless of status. We strive to bring societal acceptance to cultural diversity and awareness to the issues that form the current national immigration policies.

PRESIDENT
Vandana Saunders

VICE PRESIDENT
Daniela Carcamo

TREASURER
Open

SECRETARY
OPen

FACULTY ADVISOR
Ericka Curran 

The Volunteer Immigrant Student Alliance SharePoint Site

Women Law Students’ Association

The mission of the Women Law Students’ Association (WLSA) at Florida Coastal School of Law is to promote equality among students, faculty, and staff; to create an environment for women to thrive while in law school and during their career through support, community service, and recognition of success; and to make a meaningful contribution to the Jacksonville legal community.

PRESIDENT
Blair Butler

VICE PRESIDENT
Sandra Burnett

TREASURER
Open

SECRETARY
Anastasia McCleary

FACULTY ADVISOR
Natalie Tuttle 

Women Law Students’ Association SharePoint Site