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Stetson Law Review - Meet the Editors

The Stetson Law Review is Stetson's premier academic journal, published three times each year. Each issue is presented in a symposium format to address contemporary legal topics. The Stetson Law Review editors and associates fully participate in the publishing process by soliciting, editing, and writing articles.

In addition to position-specific administrative functions, each editor on the executive board is responsible for guiding articles through the publication process. Editors exercise the competence, diligence, and communication skills that the practice of law demands. 

Contact Information:

Stetson Law Review • 1401 61st Street South • Gulfport, FL 33707
phone: 727-562-7800 ext. 7834, 7956 or 7957 • fax: 727-347-4873 • email: lrmarked@law.stetson.edu

Editor in Chief

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Viviana I. Vasiu

Viviana Vasiu is a third-year student and the current editor-in-chief. Previously, she served as an articles and symposia editor and a co-chair of the Stetson Law Review symposium committee. She is also in the Stetson Law Honors Program and is on the executive board of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Vasiu is from Cluj-Napoca, Romania and earned a B.A. in English with a minor in Spanish from Stetson University. She enjoys yoga, going to the beach, and spending time with her sorority sisters.

 

Executive Editor

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Leah Johnson

Leah Johnson is a third-year student serves as the executive editor. She is from Charleston, South Carolina and graduated from Emory University with a degree in Business Management. Prior to law school, Johnson was a law clerk for a small law firm in Gainesville, Florida. Outside of law school, she likes to dance, do yoga, and spend time with her boyfriend and cat.

Managing Editor

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Brittnie Burns

Brittnie Burns is a third-year student at Stetson and serves as the managing editor. Burns is originally from Palmetto, Florida and graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.A. in English Literature. Her best moment on Stetson Law Review so far has been getting to know her mentor. Outside of law school, she enjoys painting and yoga.


Marketing Editor

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Michaela Kirn

Michaela Kirn is a second-year student and the current marketing editor. She is from Pace, Florida and earned a B.S. in Legal Studies with a minor in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida. Kirn has previously been a member of Stetson Law’s Student Bar Association, is a current stetson ambassador, and is the treasurer of the Food Law Society. Outside of law school, she enjoys running, exercising, being outdoors, and traveling.

 

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Taylor Koufos

Taylor Koufos is a second-year student and the current research editor. She is originally from Wellington, Florida and graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Writing & Media. Prior to law school, Koufos worked as a flight attendant. For fun, Koufos likes to lift weights, hula hoop, take online courses, and travel.

Recent Developments Editor

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Ahmed H. Mohamed


Ahmed Mohamed is a second-year student and serves as the current recent developments editor. He is also a research assistant for both Professor Jason Bent and Professor Candace Zierdt. Mohamed is from Tampa, Florida and graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences and a B.A. in Political Science. Outside of law school, he enjoys swimming, playing the piano, and learning different languages.


Online Issue Editor

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Kathryn “Kate” Lopez

Kate Lopez is a third-year student and will be the online issue editor. She has also previously been a member of Stetson Law’s Student Bar Association. Lopez is originally from Kissimmee, Florida and earned a B.S. in Political Science and International Affairs from Florida State University. Outside of law school, she enjoys dog-sitting and visiting local businesses.

 

 

 

Articles & Symposia Editors

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Robert Barton

Robert Barton is a third-year law student and serves as an articles and symposia editor. He is currently a part of the Federalist Society, Second Amendment Society, Veterans Society, and Federal Bar Association. He also works with the Veterans Law Institute. Barton is from New Port Richey, Florida and graduated from the University of Tampa with a B.S. in Political Science. Outside of law school, he enjoys all things outdoors.


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Tara Caney

Tara Caney is a third-year law student and serves as an articles and symposia editor. She is a former Stetson ambassador, is the treasurer for Child Advocates of Stetson Law, and is a member of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers at Stetson. Caney is from West Springfield, Massachusetts and graduated from Wheaton College with a B.A. in Psychology. Outside of law school, she likes to exercise, play soccer, travel, and go to the beach.

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Ju Young Jang

Ju Young Jang is a third-year student at Stetson and serves as an articles and symposia editor. She previously served as an assistant managing editor. Jang is originally from Seoul, South Korea. Jang graduated from the University of Florida with a B.M. in Music Performance and a M.S. in Management. She enjoys listening to music, playing the piano, watching movies, and cooking.

 

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Kai Su

Kai Su is a second-year student and the current articles editor. She is from Naples, Florida and earned a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Florida. Su is currently a member of Stetson’s Moot Court Board and the International Law Society. She enjoys yoga and running, sitting in coffee shops, cooking for friends, and she has an identical twin.

 

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Evelynn Passino

Evelynn Passino is a third-year law student and is a current articles and symposia editor. She is the president of the Public Service Fellows and is a member of the Elder Law Society. Passino is originally from Aurora, Colorado and earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. Outside of law school, Evelynn likes to cook, watch foreign films, and geocache.

 

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Alison Preston

Alison Preston is a third-year student and serves as an articles and symposia editor. She is on Stetson’s Moot Court Board, the Florida Bar YLD LSD Board of Governors, and is a research and teaching assistant for Professor Louis J. Virelli. Preston is from Tampa, Florida and graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Psychology. Outside of law school, Preston likes to do volunteer work, spend time with her family, run, and read.

 

Notes and Comments Editors

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Tara Pachter

Tara Pachter is a second-year student and a current notes and comments editor. She is from Easton, Pennsylvania and graduated from Muhlenberg College with a B.A. in American Studies and minors in Political Science/Women’s Studies. Pachter is also a 2L SBA representative, an ABA vice-representative, Stetson ambassador, and a teaching assistant for Professor Jacob. Outside of law school, she enjoys exploring St. Pete and playing with her dog.

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Michelle Moretz

Michelle Moretz is a second-year student and the current notes and comments editor. She is from Bristol, Tennessee and graduated from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington with a B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in History. Prior to law school, Moretz worked in the food and beverage industry as a manager and then became a criminal defense paralegal. Outside of law school, she enjoys spending time with her animals and visiting different local restaurants and museums.


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Emily Johnson

Emily Johnson is a second-year student and serves as a notes and comments editor. She is the secretary of the Student Leadership Development Committee, and is a member of Phi Alpha Delta, FAWLS, the Elder Law Society, and the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Association. Johnson is from Killingworth, Connecticut and graduated from the University of Tampa with a B.S. in Criminology and a minor in Sociology. Outside of law school, Johnson likes to go to the beach, travel, hang out with friends and family, and play with her puppy.

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Logan Manderscheid

Logan Manderscheid is a third-year student and serves as a notes and comments editor. He is a member of Stetson’s Moot Court Board, the Second Amendment Society, the Federalist Society, Stetson Republicans and has served as a teaching assistant. Manderscheid is from Gulfport, Florida and graduated from the University of Florida with degrees in Political Science and History. Logan enjoys reading, working out, shooting guns, listening to classic country music, and playing the bass.

 

 Assistant Editors

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Brittany Atwell

Brittany Atwell is a third-year student and the current assistant executive editor. She is from Jacksonville, Florida and graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies – Environmental Studies. She enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and pets, volunteering at local animal rescues, lifting weights, and cooking.

 

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Matthew Ceriale

Matthew Ceriale is a second-year student and the current assistant online issue editor. He is from Baltimore, Maryland and earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice with a minor in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida. Ceriale is currently the Asian American Law Student Association president, a Stetson Student Bar Association representative, and a guardian ad litem. In his free time, he enjoys exploring new destinations and spending time with his family.


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Noelle Cummins

Noelle Cummins is a third-year student and the current Assistant Managing Editor. Previously, she served as Stetson Law Review pro bono chair. Cummins is from Sarasota, Florida and earned a B.A. in Criminology with a minor in Communication Studies and Dance from the University of Florida. She is also a Shadow Team member on the Stetson Trial Team and a Stetson senior ambassador. Outside of law school, she enjoys dance, photography, and crafting.

 

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Kaley Witeck

Kaley Witeck is a second-year student at Stetson and current assistant marketing editor. She is originally from Palm Harbor, Florida and earned a B.S. in Telecommunications-Management from the University of Florida. She enjoys running, exercising, doing yoga, cooking, baking, and playing with her dog.

 

 

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Tori Cribb

Tori Cribb is a second-year student and the current assistant research editor. She is from Jupiter, Florida and earned a degree in Marketing, with a minor in Legal Studies, from the University of Central Florida. Cribb is also involved with Stetson’s Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy. Outside of law school, she enjoys riding horses, traveling, cooking, and playing with her dog.

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William Moreau

William Moreau is a second-year student and the current assistant executive editor. Previously, he served as a Stetson Law Review digest writer. Moreau is from Palm Coast, Florida and earned a B.S. in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida. He also interns at Gulfcoast Legal Services’ Tax Clinic. Outside of law school, Moreau enjoys video games, animal care, and studying outside subjects such as political science and philosophy.