Faculty - Oxford, England

Program Director: 
Elizabeth Boals
Director, Center for Excellence in Advocacy and
Professor of Law
Stetson University College of Law

Professor Liz Boals teaches Evidence, Criminal Law, and a variety of Advocacy courses and serves as the Director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy. Prior to her appointment at Stetson University College of Law in 2020, Professor Boals taught at American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) for 15 years. At AUWCL, she served in administrative positions including as the Assistant Dean of Part-time and Online Education, Director of the Criminal Justice Practice and Policy Institute, and Associate Director of the Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program.

Professor Boals has published a variety of advocacy case files and books on criminal procedure and expert testimony. She is the recipient of multiple teaching and community leadership awards and is a long-time member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) teaching faculty. Professor Boals lectures frequently both domestically and abroad on topics related to expert witness testimony, eye-witness identification, and trial skills.

Before transitioning to a full-time teaching position, Professor Boals was a labor and employment litigation attorney for the U.S. Department of Commerce and in private practice. Professor Boals began her legal career as a public defender in the Office of the Public Defender in Alexandria, Virginia, handling a felony caseload from trials in Circuit Court through appeals to the Virginia Court of Appeals.

Resident Director:
Stephanie Vaughan
Professor of Law
Stetson University College of Law

Professor Stephanie Vaughan is an alumna of Stetson University College of Law, graduating in 1991 after having received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Alabama. Professor Vaughan returned to the Stetson Community as a professor in 1996. She has taught numerous skills courses during her tenure at Stetson University College of Law, including International Sales Law and Arbitration, Advocacy and Negotiation Skills, U.S. Legal Research and Writing, Legal Research and Writing I & II, Legal Drafting, and Interviewing and Counseling.

Prior to joining the legal academy, Professor Vaughan worked as an associate for Tew, Zinober, Barnes, Zimmet, & Unice in Clearwater, Florida, practicing commercial litigation, representing municipal corporations, analyzing liability reports for insurance companies, and drafting appellate briefs. Other areas of law that Professor Vaughan has experience in include contracts, personal injury, real estate, banking, and workers' compensation.

Professor Vaughan's contributions to Stetson throughout her career go far beyond being a Professor, as demonstrated by her receipt of multiple Outstanding Faculty Service Awards. She is currently a Professor of Law and has been Associate Dean for Student Engagement, Associate Director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy, Associate Director and Interim Director of International Programs, Resident Director of Overseas Programs, Special Assistant to the Dean for Alumni and Development, Director of the Tampa Law Center, Associate Director and Co-Director of Legal Research and Writing, and the Moot Court Advisor. During her time as Moot Court Advisor, Stetson University College of Law won numerous first-place awards in every category, including best team, best brief, and best oralist. Professor Vaughan co-coached Stetson's Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot teams to be World Champions in 2005 and Silver Medalists in 2006 and 2009, and winner of the First Annual Video Contest in 2018. Most recently, Stetson's team advanced to the Elite 8 of more than 370 teams from around the world. Professor Vaughan herself has won the Moot Court Board Cornerstone Award, an Award, and Resolution for a Decade of Success as Stetson's Moot Court, and has a graduation award named in her honor, The Stephanie A. Vaughan Excellence in Advocacy Award, which is to be given each year at graduation to a student who embodies excellence in advocacy.

Professor Vaughan published Experiential Learning: Moving Forward in Teaching Oral Advocacy Skills by Looking Back at the Origins of Rhetoric, 59 S. Tex. L. Rev. 121 (2017), Persuasion Is an Art . . . But It Is Also an Invaluable Tool in Advocacy, 61 Baylor L. Rev. 635 (2009), co-authored Stetson University College of Law Project for Excellence in Legal Communication Beginner's Guide to Oral Argument, and Yes, You Will Really Use Algebra When You Grow Up: Providing Law Proof That Legal Research and Writing Is Essential in the Real World, 10 Persps. 105 (Spring 2002). She has also participated in, trained, and lectured on advocacy and legal research, and writing topics around the world.

Roberta Flowers
Professor of Law and Director, Center for Elder Justice
Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida

Roberta K. Flowers is a professor of law at Stetson University College of Law. Within the Elder Law LL.M. program, Professor Flowers teaches Ethics in an Elder Law Practice. She also teaches Evidence, Criminal Procedure, and Professional Responsibility. While at Stetson, Professor Flowers has successfully coached trial teams, arbitration teams, and moot court teams to national championships. She has served as the director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy and as the William Reece Smith Jr. Distinguished Professor in Professionalism. During her time at Stetson, Professor Flowers has received the university-level Excellence in Teaching Award, Most Inspirational Teacher Award from the Student Bar Association, and an award from the Student Bar Association for supporting student life. She also has received the university-level Homer and Dolly Hand Award for Excellence in Scholarship, the Dean's Award for Extraordinary Service, and been awarded the Distinguished Service Award four times. In 2005, the Florida Supreme Court awarded Professor Flowers the Faculty Professionalism Award.

Professor Flowers has lectured worldwide on the topic of ethics. She won a Telly Award for Excellence in Educational Films for having produced a series of educational videos on the ethical issues faced by prosecuting attorneys. Along with Professor Rebecca Morgan, she created a video series used to train and educate attorneys nationwide on the ethical dilemmas faced by elder law attorneys. The Florida Supreme Court awarded Professor Morgan and Professor Flowers the Florida Supreme Court Professionalism Award for their video productions. Additionally, with Professor Morgan, Professor Flowers designed the nation's first "elder-friendly courtroom," which serves as a model for courtrooms of the future.

Before arriving at Stetson, Professor Flowers worked as a prosecutor in both the state and federal systems. She began her career in 1984 as a deputy district attorney for the 18th Judicial District of Colorado, where she served as a trial attorney in the criminal division. In 1989, she was appointed assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, where she served in the Appellate Division, the Major Crimes Unit, and the Public Corruption Unit. 

Professor Flowers graduated magna cum laude from Baylor University in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She received her J.D. from the University of Colorado in 1984, where she was selected to be a member of the Order of the Coif.

Professor Flowers' research interests center on the issues of ethics and professionalism. Professor Flowers' articles have appeared in such journals as the Fordham Law Review, the Boston College Law ReviewMissouri Law Review, the Nebraska Law Review, the Ohio State Journal of Criminal LawHastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, the Stetson Law Review, and the NAELA Journal.

Professor Flowers is active in several professional associations. She has served on numerous committees of The Florida Bar, including the Professional Ethics Committee, the Evidence Committee, and the Standing Committee on Professionalism. She is currently the chair of the Professionalism Sub-Committee of the Litigation Section's Ethics and Professionalism Committee of the American Bar Association.

Katherine Donoghue
Associate Director, Center for Excellence in Advocacy
Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida

Kate Donoghue earned her Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College with an All-Academic Honor in 2007, and her Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude from Fordham Law School in 2010. While at Fordham, Kate was a member of Fordham’s Trial Advocacy Team and the National Champion of the 2009 Lone Star Classic.

Following graduation, Kate practiced complex commercial litigation in New York, with a particular focus on contract and land-use disputes. Kate subsequently transitioned into public service advocacy where she initially represented abused and neglected children in juvenile court and then spent six years as an Assistant State's Attorney prosecuting felony cases on behalf of the State of Connecticut at both the trial and appellate levels. As a prosecutor, Kate was appointed as a Domestic Violence Coordinator and to Connecticut’s Human Trafficking Task Force. Throughout her years of practice, Kate was also employed as an Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at Fordham Law School.

In 2020, after her family relocated to Florida, Kate transitioned to full-time academia. She was a Professor of Legal Studies at Keiser University where she received the “Rising Star” Award, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Legal Studies at Franklin University, before joining Stetson Law School as the Associate Director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy.

Carlos Concepción
Director, Trial Advocacy, Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Law,
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Carlos Concepción graduated with honors from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, where he was editor of the law review. He has a master's degree from New York University and an LL.M. from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he graduated with the highest honors. He joined Pietrantoni Mendez & Alvarez LLP in 1998, one of the most prestigious law firms in Puerto Rico, where he practiced commercial litigation and employment law. 

In 2000, he started teaching at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law and directed its litigation program. His experience at the law school includes coaching students for trial advocacy competitions, as well as teaching Legal Research and Writing, Injunctions and other Special Remedies, Evidence, Civil Procedure, Federal Civil Litigation and Trial Advocacy. He also directed the UPR Legal Research and Writing Department, co-founded the UPR’s pro bono program and served as Auxiliary Dean of Students Affairs. Professor Concepción has published works on evidence, particularly in the use of objections at trial, and directs the Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition. In 2009, he joined the faculty of the Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Law, where he teaches, coaches and directs its litigation program. He is also an adjunct faculty member of the University of Illinois at Chicago and has visited the faculties of Golden Gate University in San Francisco and the Ohio Northern University at Iceland. In Stetson University College of Law, Prof. Concepción participated in the “Comparative Advocacy Course” at Oxford, as well as in its LL.M. program.

Moreover, Professor Concepción was a member of the Puerto Rico Supreme Court Bar Exam Council, where he was a member of the Drafting and Grading Committee on Evidence. In addition to his academic experience, Professor Concepción has extensive experience in various areas, with a particular focus on Civil Rights, Labor and Employment Law litigation. He has participated in scores of trials, both at the administrative and judicial levels, including criminal and civil jury trials. In fact, Professor Concepción was part of a team that won the biggest jury verdict awarded in Puerto Rican history, in a case of police brutality.

Louis Fasulo
Professor of Trial Practice,
 Director, Moot Court Programs / Director of Advocacy Programs
Pace University School of Law, New York, New York

Professor Fasulo is a partner in the law firm of Fasulo, Braverman and DiMaggio. The firm focuses on white collar criminal defense, real estate, employment discrimination, family law, banking and securities compliance work and civil and criminal litigation.

At Pace, he is Director of Advocacy, Moot Court, and Client Counseling programs. Professor Fasulo has been the adjunct faculty recipient of the Barbara C. Salken Outstanding Professor of the Year Award, chosen by students, for the 2000-2001, 2007-2008 and 2013-2014 academic years.

S. Rafe Foreman

Douglas Stripp Dean's Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of Advocacy,
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri

Rafe Foreman joined UMKC as the Douglas Stripp Dean’s Distinguished Professor and Director of Advocacy in 2011 after a distinguished career as a trial lawyer, most recently as a partner at Foreman, Lewis & Hutchison P.C. in Grapevine, Texas. He served as a litigation specialist, including criminal defense, plaintiff’s personal injury, civil rights, employment, discrimination, wrongful death, excessive force and 1983 actions.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in agricultural education, Professor Foreman received his J.D. degree from Texas Tech University School of Law, where he was on the Moot Court championship team, regional co-chair of the Client Counseling Competition and a member of the Board of Barristers. He has advanced education in psychology at Fielding University and at the National Psychodrama Training Center. Professor Foreman is a graduate of the Trial Lawyers College and now serves as an instructor and board member.

Professor Foreman is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He will teach Trial Advocacy and Evidence and coach the Trial Advocacy teams. He will also be developing the overall advocacy program to bring it to national prominence.

Gillian More
Former Crown Prosectutor
Tutor, The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

Gillian More is a lifelong prosecutor, recently retiring after a career spent in public service where she held multiple positions, to include time as Crown Prosecutor in the High Courts of Justice. She has taught advocacy worldwide, for both the American Bar Association, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Stetson University College of Law, Scottish Prosecution College Glasgow, University of Edinburgh, and courses in Ukraine and Istanbul. Recognized for her natural teaching skills, More’s ability to improve her students is legendary. She has served as an integral part of Stetson’s Educating Advocate’s program and recently taught in Stetson’s overseas program in London and Oxford. More is currently a course tutor at the University of Strathclyde’s LL.M. in Communication Negotiation and Advocacy program.