Dylan Shea, President
Ian Dankelman, Vice President
Ian Dankelman is a second-year law student who grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated from Florida State University magna cum laude in 2010 with a double major in Political Science and History. During his senior year, he was a certified nominee for the Rhodes Scholarship and a recipient of the Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship. Before beginning law school, Ian worked for nearly two years at the Florida Division of Emergency Management. While there, he served as a public information officer during the state’s response to the earthquake in Haiti. As a member of the State Emergency Response Team, he also helped lead Florida’s emergency response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Okaloosa and Walton counties as the area planning section chief.
Chelsey Clements, Vice President
Chelsey Joiner Clements, a 2L from Melbourne, Fla., first came to the University of Florida in 2007 to pursue an undergraduate degree in Public Relations and began law school in 2011. While studying at the Levin College of Law, Chelsey has served as the President of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Law Student Association as well as the Vice President of UF’s chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. This past summer, Chelsey worked as a legal extern at The Office of the Vice President and General Counsel for the University of Florida and is looking forward to joining Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe as a summer clerk. Chelsey feels blessed to be a part of the Florida Moot Court Team and is excited to compete this year.
Ryan Hopper, Intermural Chair
Ryan Hopper (3L) is a proud member of the UF Moot Court Team and currently serves as the Intermural Chair. Ryan graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida in 2009 with a B.A. in English and a minor in Business Administration. Ryan spent the summer following his 1L year as a judicial intern for the Honorable Roy B. Dalton Jr. in the Jacksonville Division of the Middle District of Florida. Following his 2L year, Ryan worked as a Summer Clerk for Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe, P.A. After graduation, Ryan will serve as a law clerk for Judge Dalton in Orlando.
During the summer of 2012, Ryan had the privilege of competing with Dylan Shea and Danielle Grundt in the Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition, where he won the award for the Best Oral Advocate in the preliminary rounds.
Victoria Forson, Vice Intermural Chair
A native of Kaduna, Nigeria, Victoria holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Georgia State University. While there, she worked full time as a debt collector for several credit card companies, where she attained a variety of individual performance awards for outstanding debt recovery services. Upon graduation, she worked as a bankruptcy counselor for one of the largest consumer credit counseling agencies in Atlanta, Georgia, where she worked with families who were facing tough financial struggles.
At the Levin College of Law, Victoria’s particular interest is in Commercial Litigation. She is a teaching assistant for Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy. She is also the Director of Alumni Relations for the Black Law Students Association. Last summer, she worked for Fowler White Boggs P.A. in Tampa, Florida and intends to work there again next summer. When she is not working, she loves to play with her dog, Davy.
Megan Coughlin, Intramural Co-Chair
Megan Coughlin, a second-year law student, was raised in High Springs, Florida. Megan attended the University of Florida and graduated cum laude in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. During this time, Megan interned for the Honorable Judge David A. Glant in the Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida. Over the past summer, Megan completed an externship at the State Attorney’s Office for the 4th Judicial Circuit of Florida. Megan is also a teaching assistant for Legal Research and Writing and Appellate Advocacy, and is a member of the Student Ambassador team. She won the best oralist award at the 2012 Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe Final Four Competition.
Stephanie Generotti, Intramural Tryout Chair
Stephanie Generotti is a 2L and proud to be a double Gator. In undergrad, Stephanie majored in Telecommunication worked for AM850 as a sports reporter and for WUFT-TV as a sports anchor, reporter and producer. She primarily focused on covering a variety of sports, including football, baseball and gymnastics. She interned in New York City at NY1 News on a sports highlight show before deciding to attend law school.
At Levin, Stephanie is the Public Relations Director for the John Marshall Bar Association. This past summer, Stephanie interned with the United States Attorney’s Office in Orlando and is currently working at the State Attorney’s Office in Gainesville. Stephanie enjoys photography, traveling and baking in her free time.
Heather Griffin, Special Events Chair
Heather Griffin is a double Gator and a 2L at the University of Florida. In addition to Moot Court, she is also on the Journal of Law and Public Policy and is the President of the University of Florida chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. This past summer, Heather worked as a judicial extern in the Madison County District Court of Kentucky.
Kate Livanec, Special Events Vice Chair
Ms. Livanec is a rising second year law student seeking a certificate in environmental land use law. In 2011 she graduated from the University of Florida College of Journalism and obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Telecommunications, News. During her undergraduate education she worked as a reporter, weather forecaster, and production volunteer for the University of Florida WUFT tv station.
Ms. Livanec was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan and spends most of her vacation time there with her family. In her free time she enjoys disc golf, playing the guitar and spending time with her cat Tabby. Her dream job is to become a city or county attorney in Florida.
Nathan Diehl, Education Chair
Nathan Diehl, a second-year law student, was born in Eastern Pennsylvania and raised in Alliance, Ohio. Nathan attended the University of Cincinnati and graduated cum laude in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management. During this past summer, Nathan clerked for Niesen, Price, Worthy, Campo, Frasier, Blakey P.A. in Gainesville and volunteered with the Three Rivers Legal Services Housing Clinic. Nathan was a Student Ambassador for the Introduction to Law School & the Profession (ILSP) orientation program and is a teaching assistant for Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy. He is currently on the Executive Board for the Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity and the General Board for the John Marshall Bar Association. He won the best brief award in the 2012 Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe Final Four Competition.
Bob O’Linn, Publicity Chair
Bob is a third year law student from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. In 2009, he graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Florida with a bachelors degree in Economics. He undergraduate research was focused on international economic development, particularly on education in low income countries. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa honor society in 2009. As a member of the Moot Court Team, Bob competed in the 2012 Duberstein Bankruptcy competition, at which UF won the best brief award and advanced to the final four teams. He will compete at Duberstein again in Spring 2013.
In summer 2011 Bob interned for Harrell and Harrell P.A., a law firm in Jacksonville, Florida. This past summer he worked in the Special Prosecution Unit at the State Attorney’s office for the 4th Judicial Circuit. After graduation, he looks forward to working for the Jacksonville office of Balch and Bingham, LLP.
Jessica Clements Andrade, Secretary
Rob Graham, Historical Society Chair
Rob Graham, a native of Orlando, Florida, is a third year law student at the University of Florida and is the Historical Society Chair of the Florida Moot Court Team. Rob graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies and a minor in Islamic Cultural Studies. Prior to law school, Rob served as Defense Intern in United States Senator Bill Nelson’s office in Washington D.C., and also interned with Attorney General Bill McCollum’s Campaign for Governor. While in law school, Rob has interned in the Criminal Appeals Division of the Florida Attorney General’s Office, and in the Appellate Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida in Tampa. After graduation, Rob intends to pursue a legal career in criminal litigation.
Alfredo Ferrer, Historical Society Vice Chair
Alfredo Daniel Ferrer is a second year law student at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He is a member of both the Florida Moot Court Team and the University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy. Alfredo interned at the Third Judicial Circuit and Southern Legal Counsel last summer. His dream job is to become a federal appellate judge.
Alfredo attended Vanderbilt University for his undergraduate education, where he double majored in History and Economics and graduated with Highest Honors in History. His undergraduate honors thesis analyzed the failure of the Cuban political process, and political compromise, which led to the rise of communism. Alfredo was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He is of Cuban descent through his father, and Honduran and Salvadorian through his mother.