Faculty - Oxford, England
Associate Dean for Student Engagement and Professor of Legal Skills
Stetson University College of Law
Associate Dean 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. Dean 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 Dean Vaughan has experience in include contracts, personal injury, real estate, banking, and workers’ compensation.
Dean Vaughan’s contributions to Stetson throughout her career go beyond being a professor and dean, as demonstrated by her receipt of multiple Outstanding Faculty Service Awards. She is currently the associate dean for Student Engagement, and has been associate director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy, interim director of International Programs, resident director of Overseas Programs, director of the Tampa Law Center, 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. Dean 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. Dean Vaughan herself has won the Moot Court Board Cornerstone Award, an award and resolution for a decade of success with 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 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 country.
Director, Center for Excellence in Advocacy, Professor of Excellence in Trial Advocacy
Stetson University College of Law
The director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy, Charles H. Rose III joined Stetson in 2004 upon his retirement from active duty service in the United States Army. While on active duty he served as a linguist, intelligence analyst, intelligence officer, and judge advocate. As a judge advocate, Professor Rose's practice included international law, the law of war, federal torts, administrative law and criminal justice. He prosecuted and defended criminal cases for more than five years, and later served as a criminal law professor at the Judge Advocate General's School U.S. Army in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Professor Rose is a noted legal analyst, appearing in local, national, and international news media. He provides legal commentary on issues as diverse as the legal impact of the war on terror, criminal justice, legal ethics, and the skill, law, and art of advocacy.
Professor Rose's publications include Fundamental Trial Advocacy (West), co-authoring Fundamental Pretrial Advocacy with Jim Underwood (West), co-authoring Evidence: Practice Under the Rules with Chris Mueller and Laird Kirkpatrick (Aspen publishing) and co-authoring Jury Selection: The Law, Art and Science of Selecting a Jury with James Gobert and Ellen Kreitzberg (West). He is also a co-author on Military Crimes and Defenses with Dave Schlueter, Vic Hansen, and Chris Behan (Lexis).
Professor Rose is a nationally recognized advocacy teacher. He has taught advocacy for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), the University of Notre Dame, and the United States Army.
His NITA experiences include three years as an instructor in their highly regarded "Train the Trainer" program conducted at Harvard Law School. He also teaches in their public service programs and has served as a member of various in-house training teams. Professor Rose provides direct advocacy training opportunities privately to a variety of firms.
Professor Rose lectures nationwide and is available for commentary to outside organizations on an individually requested basis. His primary areas of scholarly interest are focused on the effective development of advocacy persuasion techniques during pre-trial, trial and appellate presentations, the federal rules of evidence, and the intersection of criminal law and the law of war as it relates to the war on terror.
Elizabeth Boals, Esq.
Practitioner-in-Residence, American University Washington College of Law
Assistant Dean, Part-time and Online Education
Director, Criminal Justice Practice and Policy Institute
Dean Elizabeth Ippolito Boals is the Assistant Dean of Part-time and Online Education and Director of the Criminal Justice Practice and Policy Institute at the American University Washington College of Law (WCL). Prior to being appointed as an assistant dean in December 2017, Dean Boals served as the Associate Director of the Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program at WCL for twelve years. Her areas of specialization include: Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Trial Advocacy, Expert Testimony, and Jury Selection. Dean Boals is a recipient of the Washington College of Law Faculty Leadership Award, American University Outstanding Teaching Award, and is a long-time member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) teaching faculty.
Before joining the faculty at WCL, Professor Boals defended the U.S. Department of Commerce on alleged violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act. She was a named partner at Lay, Ippolito & Dillard, PLLC, and prior to that, an attorney at Zwerdling, Paul, Leibig, Kahn, Thompson & Wolly, P.C. where she served as the General Counsel to the International Union of Police Associations. Dean Boals began her legal career as an assistant public defender in the Office of the Public Defender in Alexandria, Virginia handling a felony caseload from trials in District Court through appeals to the Virginia Court of Appeals and Virginia Supreme Court. Dean Boals has served as an elected member of the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Committee and as an advocate for Virginia and Maryland Criminal Code reform.
Dean Boals’ publications include NITA case files and teaching manuals: State v. Sanchez, State v. Peyton, Addison v. Peyton, and Stanton v. Armstrong. She co-authored the second and third editions of Expert Testimony: A Guide for Expert Witnesses and the Lawyers Who Examine Them. Dean Boals lectures frequently both domestically and abroad on topics related to expert witness testimony and eye witness identification. In particular, Dean Boals has presented repeatedly at the Annual Georgetown Law Center/NITA Intensive Session in Trial Advocacy Skills; SEAK Annual National Expert Witness Conference; and Expert Testimony and Trial Skills Conference in Santiago, Chile.
Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Law
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. 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 the 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 Basic Litigation. 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 the Litigation Center. Also, 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, in 2013, 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 V. Fasulo
Director of Advocacy Programs
Pace University School of Law
BA, Drew University
JD, Pace University School of Law
Professor Fasulo is a partner in the law firm of Fasulo, Braverman and DiMaggio.The firm focuses in 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
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.
Former Crown Prosecutor, Tutor
University of Strathclyde LL.M. in Advocacy Communication and Negotiation
Gillian More is a lifelong prosecutor, recently retiring after a career spent in public service where she held multiple positions, to include time as a 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. More is currently a course tutor at the University of Strathclyde’s LL.M. in Communication Negotiation and Advocacy program.
Bobbi Sternheim, Esq.
Law Offices of Bobbi Sternheim, Adjunct Professor, Stetson University College of Law and Pace University School of Law
Director, Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Bobbi C. Sternheim has spent her career in the practice of federal criminal defense as a trial and appellate attorney, handling a wide variety of complex cases, including fraud, racketeering, terrorism, and capital murder. She is a graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and holds two post-J.D. degrees: a master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and an LL.M. in Advocacy with honors from Stetson University College of Law. She is an adjunct faculty member of Pace and Stetson law schools, director of Cardozo’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, and a faculty member of the Federal CJA Trial Skills Academy.
She serves as Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel Attorney Representative for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) and as a member of the Defender Services Advisory Group representing the First, Second, and D.C. Circuits. She is a member of the SDNY’s CJA Panel Review Committee, a mentor in SDNY’s Mentoring Program, and a member of the board of directors of the Federal Defenders of New York.
She is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the 2017 recipient of the Honorable Robert Louis Cohen Award for Professional Excellence.