Law Review Members

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Board Members

Editor-in-Chief

Katie L. Brochu 

Editor-in-Chief role:  Manages the entire operations of Law Review.  Responsible for the preparation of each Law Review journal.  Conducts the final review of each journal edition before sending the journal to the publisher.  Serves as the primary contact with the publisher.  Reviews the publisher’s “blue-line” proofs before the final printing of each edition.  Oversees the publication process and time frame for publication.  Acts as the primary liaison between administration, faculty, faculty advisors, and third parties.  Composes and communicates the announcements with the student body and administration regarding member achievements, journal publication, new Editorial Board members, new Staff Editors, and new Candidates.  Shapes the editorial policy of Law Review within the bounds of intellectual responsibility.  Distributes all assignments and deadlines.  Allocates duties to each Editorial Board member, Staff Editor, and Candidate as she sees fit. Calls, presides over, and organizes the meetings of the Editorial Board on a bi-weekly basis and the General Member Meetings on a monthly basis. Coordinates all Law Review activities.  Is responsible for enforcing the policies of the Law Review and executing disciplinary proceedings when needed.  Coordinates grade-on eligibility with the Faculty Advisors and the Registrar’s office.  Notifies students of selection as Candidates and Staff Editors.  Attends the National Conference of Law Reviews each spring.

About Katie: Katie is a Candidate for Juris Doctor and is expected to graduate in May 2015.  Katie is the Editor-in-Chief of Florida Coastal Law Review, a Guardian ad Litem for five children, and the Teaching Assistant for a Persuasive Legal Writing course.  Katie is also the Senior Editor and an Executive Board Member for the Public Interest Research Bureau, which is a student-run organization that provides legal researching and drafting services to Florida legal aid attorneys representing low-income clients.  Katie is currently cofounding a nonprofit organization with her mother in Jacksonville, Florida known as “100 Women Who Care.” Katie is also a member of a Masters Swim Team at Bolles School, and a member of Florida Coastal’s Women’s Law Student Association and Family Law Society.  Katie is originally from Arundel, Maine and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maine in Philosophy and Psychology with minors in Political Science and Social and Political Philosophy & Ethics.   Please feel free to contact Katie at C796997@law.fcsl.edu with any questions!


Managing Editor

Kevin M. Conner

Managing Editor role: Manages the coordination of the production of Law Review Journals for submission to the printer and publication. Maintain the financial records, including a budget, for Law Review, work with Florida Coastal School of Law's Financial Department to obtain financing for projects, supplies, socials, and publication. Serve as the primary contact with subscribers and potential subscribers to ensure subscriptions are up to date and paid for. Work closely with the Editor-in-Chief to produce, publish, and distribute the Florida Coastal Law Review Journal. Order and maintain office supplies, organize and coordinate social events, deposit payments from subscribers, reimburse members for expenses, and plan the Annual Honors Reception. Organize and schedule general meetings and board meetings, including preparing the agenda. Keep personnel files and hours on each Staff Editor and Candidate for performance evaluations. Work with the Editor-in-Chief on disciplinary actions if needed. Perform day-to-day operations as needed. 

About Kevin: Kevin is a Candidate for Juris Doctor and a Candidate for a Masters in Business Administration at Jacksonville University; he is expected to graduate both in May 2015.  Kevin is the Managing Editor of Florida Coastal Law Review. He currently works as a Law Clerk for Creed & Gowdy, P.A. Kevin was a Teaching Assistant for Professor Melissa Coll for a Comprehensive Legal Methods course in Fall of 2013. Kevin graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration: Management. Please feel free to contact Kevin at Kevin.M.Conner@law.fcsl.edu with any questions!


Executive Editor

Kristen P. Courtney

Executive Editor role: The Executive Editor serves as the primary liaison between the author and the Editorial Board.  The Executive Editor also has the responsibility for and authority over all technical aspects of the editing process, participates in staff training, and facilitates all author correspondence and author review. 

About Kristen: Kristen is a Candidate for Juris Doctor and is expected to graduate in May 2015. Kristen is currently an Executive Editor of Florida Coastal Law Review.  Additionally, Kristen is a member of the Moot Court Honor Board, Phi Delta Phi, and is working in the Family Law Clinic.  She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2002 with a B.S. in Zoology and minor in History.  She is proud to be a Veteran; she served ten years in the U.S. Navy as a Flight Officer.  Married for 10 years with four lovely children, two dogs, and two cats, Kristen values her family life.  Her husband’s Navy career brought them to Jacksonville in 2012, where she was finally able to fulfill her dream of attending law school.  Committed to balancing family, academics, and professional development, she is in the top 5% of her class.Please feel free to contact Kristen at C822827@law.fcsl.edu with any questions!


Executive Editor

Britney R. Horton

Executive Editor role:  The Executive Editor serves as the primary liaison between the author and the Editorial Board.  The Executive Editor also has the responsibility for and authority over all technical aspects of the editing process, participates in staff training, and facilitates all author correspondence and author review.

About Britney: Britney is a Candidate for Juris Doctor and is expected to graduate in May 2015.  Britney is an Executive Editor of Florida Coastal Law Review. She is the Vice President of External Teams of the Moot Court Honor Board. She is also a Student Ambassador and a member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Society. Originally from Tampa, Florida, Britney graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences. Please feel free to contact Britney at C579826@law.fcsl.edu with any questions!

 

Technical Editor

Anna Bichiashvili

Technical Editor role: Responsible for reviewing all Staff Editor/Candidate work that the Manuscript Editor consolidated and conduct a comprehensive edit of all Bluebooking/citations, as well as any other footnote element contained in each written work selected for publication.

About Anna: Anna is a Candidate for Juris Doctor and is expected to graduate in May 2015.  Anna is the Technical Editor of Florida Coastal Law Review. She is a member of the International Law Society and the Environmental Law Society. Anna is originally from Georgia (the country). She loves traveling and skiing and can speak four languages. She aspires to practice International Corporate Law. Anna has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Human Resource Management. During undergrad, Anna was also a member of SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise). Please feel free to contact Anna at A.Bichiashvili@law.fcsl.edu with any questions!


Manuscript Editor 

Brianne Lewaine

Manuscript Editor role: Responsible for conducting a comprehensive review of all grammar and formatting of each written work published in the Florida Coastal Law Review.

About Brianne: Brianne is a Candidate for Juris Doctor and is expected to graduate in May 2015.  Brianne is the Manuscript Editor of Florida Coastal Law Review. She is the Teaching Assistant for a Lawyering Process course. Originally from New Jersey, Brianne graduated from Rowan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and International Studies. Please feel free to contact Brianne at Brianne.Lewaine@law.fcsl.edu with any questions!


Research & Writing Editor 

 Andrew Pietrylo Jr.

Research & Writing Editor role: Ensure that all articles are well-researched by verifying that sources adequately support the author's assertions; check quotations and pincites for accuracy; review hardcite binders; assist staff editors and candidates with finding new sources when needed. 

About Andrew: Andrew is a third-year student at Florida Coastal School of Law, and expects to graduate with his Juris Doctor in May 2015. He joined the Florida Coastal Law Review in Spring 2014 and became a Research & Writing Editor in Fall 2014. He is also a member of the National Lawyer's Guild and Environmental Law Society. Prior to law school, Andrew graduated from Florida State University with a B.A. in Religion and Classics and from Yale Divinity School with an M.A. in Religion. Andrew is from Jacksonville, Florida. Please feel free to contact Andrew at C861119@law.fcsl.edu with any questions!


Research & Writing Editor 

 Terence P. Keyes

Research & Writing Editor role: Ensure that all articles are well-researched by verifying that sources adequately support the author's assertions; check quotations and pincites for accuracy; review hardcite binders; assist staff editors and candidates with finding new sources when needed.

About Terence:Terry is a third-year student at Florida Coastal School of Law, and expects to graduate with his Juris Doctor in May 2015. He joined the Florida Coastal Law Review in the Fall semester of 2013 and became a Research & Writing Editor in the Spring of 2014.  Prior to law school, Terry graduated from Stetson University with a B.A. in English Literature, and a minor in Religious Studies. Terry is a Jacksonville native and Bishop Kenny High School graduate. Please feel free to contact Terence at Terence.Keyes@law.fcsl.edu with any questions!


Production Editor 

Courtney Gaver

Production Editor role: Courtney Gaver serves as the Production Editor on Florida Coastal Law Review.  Her duties include assisting the Technical and Manuscript Editors in reviewing all Bluebooking, citations, grammar, and general formatting of every article.

About Courtney: Courtney anticipates receiving her Juris Doctor in December 2015.  Before law school, Courtney worked as a multimedia producer in local television news.  She received her journalism degree from Flagler College.  When she isn’t studying, reading, or editing, Courtney enjoys spending time with her husband, Austin, and dog, Halo. Please feel free to contact Courtney at c.gaver@law.fcsl.edu with any questions!

 

Notes and Comments Editor 

Carol Mitchell

Notes and Comments Editor role:  Review and select internal submissions of Candidate notes and staff articles for potential publication;  develop and manage the Law Review write-on competition each semester; work with the Communication Editor to advertise the write-on competition each semester; responsible for conducting training workshops for potential participants in the write-on competition and responsible for all aspects of the application process; oversee a selection committee that anonymously selects the write-on submissions that meet Law Review's standards; maintain and update as necessary the competition information packet distributed to prospective members during the write-on competition; work with Editor-in-Chief and Faculty Advisors in topic selection for required staff article submissions; keep track of Candidate notes and staff article deadlines for members and answer questions of members concerning their papers; communicate with Technical, Research and Writing, and Manuscript Editors concerning of editing of Law Review member papers; and conduct Candidate note and staff article training workshops.

About Carol: Carol is a Candidate for Juris Doctor and is expected to graduate in May 2015. Carol is currently the Notes and Comments Editor of the Florida Coastal Law Review and a Senior Editor and an Executive Board member for the Public Interest Research Bureau. She currently works as a Law Clerk for Creed & Gowdy, P.A. Carol was a Teaching Assistant for a Lawyering Process course. Carol was a Legal Intern for Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc. in the Summer of 2013, Education Law Practitioner's Clinic in the Spring of 2014, and for the Fourth Judicial Circuit Staff Attorneys Office in the Summer of 2014. Originally from Tampa, Florida,Carol graduated cum laude from the University of South Florida with Bachelors of Arts in American Studies and Political Science.  Please feel free to contact Carol at C.Mitchell@law.fcsl.edu with any questions!


Submissions & Symposium Editor

Betsy Dobbins

Submissions & Symposium Editor role: Review and select professional articles for journal publication.  Manage contract relationships with selected authors.  Engage in outreach and networking to increase article submission.  Plan and organize spring submission, including selecting theme, soliciting speakers and authors, and marketing event.

About Betsy: Betsy is a Candidate for Juris Doctor and is expected to graduate in May 2015.  Betsy is the Submissions & Symposium Editor of Florida Coastal Law Review. She is also the Co-Chief Editor of the Public Interest Research Bureau, Vice President of External Teams of the Moot Court Honor Board, and Co-Chair of the Migrant Farm Worker Justice Project (2013-2014). Betsy graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Masters in Social Work, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA, and with Honors. Please feel free to contact Betsy at Betsy.Dobbins@law.fcsl.edu with any questions!


Communications Editor 

Maria F. Posada-Ricci

Communications Editor role:  External/Internal Affairs. Handle communications with the Dean’s Office and other Florida Coastal School of Law information channels in conjunction with the Editor-in-Chief; maintain the Law Review display case and website; handle all aspects of Law Review’s outward appearance, including but not limited to arranging all Law Review group photos used for marketing purposes. Serve as the Law Review representative at Florida Coastal School of Law events including, but not limited to, the following: prospective student events, organizational fairs, new-student orientation, and any other events as required by the Editor-in-Chief. Keep minutes for all general member meetings and board meetings; maintain and amends the Bylaws; work with the Notes and Comments Editor to coordinate the write-on competition advertisements, class visits, training workshops, and any other marketing required to ensure the solicitation of Law Review applicants. Also send out Law Review Journals for marketing purposes. 

About Maria:  Maria is a Candidate for Juris Doctor and is expected to graduate in May 2015.  Maria is currently the Communications Editor of the Florida Coastal Law Review and the Treasurer for the Florida Coastal School of Law Hispanic American Law Students Association.  Maria is originally from Venezuela and worked for eight months in the Florida Coastal Immigrant Rights Clinic, in which she successfully represented a client in an asylum claim.  Maria graduated from Stetson University with a B.A. in Spanish and Pre-Law with a minor in Art.  During undergrad, Maria was also a member of Alpha Xi Delta and Phi Eta Sigma, and the President of Sigma Delta Pi.  Please feel free to contact Maria at Maria.Posada@law.fcsl.edu with any questions!