Faculty - Oxford, England
Director, Center for Excellence in Advocacy and
Assistant 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.
Professor of Law and Interim Director, Trial Team
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.
Professor of Law and Director, Center for Excellence in Elder Law
Stetson University College of Law
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 Review, Missouri Law Review, the Nebraska Law Review, the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Hastings 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.
S. Rafe Foreman
Douglas Stripp Dean's Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of Advocacy
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
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
The 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, including 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 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
Louis V. Fasulo
Professor of Law and Director, Moot Court Programs,
Director of Advocacy Programs, Pace University School of Law
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 the 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.