Veterans Law Institute - Meet Our Team
Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox
Professor of Law
Director, Veterans Law Institute and Veterans Advocacy Clinic
B.S.C/B.A., Ohio University
J.D., William & Mary School of Law
Stacey-Rae Simcox joined Stetson in July 2014 from the William & Mary School of Law, where she was the founder and director of the nationally recognized Lewis B. Puller Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic. Professor Simcox regularly speaks across the country on veterans law topics, provides training to other law schools on creating successful veterans clinics, and conducts outreach to homeless veterans. She is a veteran of eight years in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps on active duty and in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Adjunct Professor Morgan MacIsaac-Bykowski
Adjunct Professor, Veterans Advocacy Clinic
Associate Director, Veterans Law Institute and Veterans Advocacy Clinic
Veteran Student Liaison
B.S.,Florida Southern College
J.D., University of Stetson College of Law
Morgan MacIsaac-Bykowski joined us as a Staff Attorney after graduating from Stetson University College of Law. She was later promoted to the Associate Director of the Veterans Law Institute and Veterans Advocacy Clinic. Recently appointed Adjunct Professor, she co-teaches Veterans Advocacy Clinic and Advanced Veterans Advocacy Clinic alongside Professor Simcox. She is a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) Bar Association's Board of Governors, serves as the Editor-In-Chief of the CAVC Bar Association's Veterans Law Journal, serves on the Board of Directors and Advocacy Committee for the National Veterans Law Clinic Consortium (NVLSCC), and as Ex-Officio of the Staff Advisory Committee at Stetson Law. She has written articles, case summaries, and legal updates on veterans issues for various publications, including the American Bar Association Health Law Section Magazine. She has also co-written numerous amici briefs on behalf of the NVLSCC supporting veterans at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and Supreme Court of the United States. In 2022, she was named to the American Association of Law School's Pro Bono Honor Roll.
Coordinator, Veterans Law Institute
VA School Certifying Official
B.A., The University of Texas-San Antonio
M.Ed., Angelo State University
Johnny Pruiett joined the Veterans Law Institute at Stetson in May 2023. After having served for over eight years in the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard, Johnny obtained his BA in American Studies and an M.Ed. in Student Development and Leadership. He also holds certification in advising. He comes to Stetson with years of experience at three large universities, having worked in various capacities, including programs that serve veterans and their dependents. Johnny has helped advise veterans through their educational paths, he has certified veterans and their dependents in an effort to ensure they receive their full benefits, and he has provided other ancillary support to make sure veterans successfully transition to civilian life.