FIU Law Alumni Association
The FIU Law Alumni Association is devoted to assisting the Florida International University College of Law in fulfilling its educational and professional mission, and to serving the professional needs of its Members. It does this through: fostering and maintaining good relations with law students, alumni, and the legal community as a whole; supporting annual and special fundraising efforts for FIU Law; facilitating communication between alumni; planning and supporting alumni and law student events; and promoting FIU Law locally, nationally, and internationally.
If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Robert Scavone Jr., Law Alumni Association President at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305.348.4824.
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Robert Scavone Jr. ’12
President FIU College of Law
Robert Scavone Jr. currently serves as a law clerk to the Honorable Barbara Lagoa on the Florida Third District Court of Appeal, and will clerk for the Honorable Adalberto Jose Jordan at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, beginning in the fall of 2014.
Scavone Jr. received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, summa cum laude, from Florida Atlantic University in 2007, and his J.D., cum laude, from the FIU College of Law in 2012, where he graduated in the top 15% of his class. He earned Book Awards for the highest grade in Appellate Procedure II, Business Organizations and First Amendment.
Scavone Jr., was an evening student at FIU Law. He served as President of the Student Bar Association during his final year, and was awarded the ALI-ABA Scholarship & Leadership Award, as well as the G. Kirk Haas Humanitarian Scholarship. He worked as a research assistant to Professor Elizabeth Price Foley, and was a teaching assistant to Professor Marci Rosenthal, Director of the Legal Skills & Values Program.
While attending FIU Law, Scavone Jr. interned at the Florida Supreme Court for the Honorable Ricky Polston, as part of the Florida Supreme Court Internship Program for Distinguished Florida Law Students; interned for the Judge Jordan, (then District Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, now U.S. Circuit Judge); and worked as a Certified Legal Intern at the Broward County Office of the State Attorney.
Scavone Jr. served as an adjunct professor at FIU Law, where he co-taught Federal Courts with Judge Jordan, as well as the evening section’s Academic Enrichment Course. He has also taught Constitutional Law at the School of International and Public Affairs at FIU. He is admitted to practice law in Florida.
Jeffrey Molinaro, Esq., is an attorney with Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, PL. He focuses his practice in the areas of Administrative Law, Anti‑Money Laundering, and Civil and Commercial Litigation. Mr. Molinaro is also experienced in Health Law and Appellate Practice. He originally joined Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, PL as a law clerk during 2008. During his time with Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, PL,
Mr. Molinaro has assisted in the effective representation of clients in litigation and appellate practice against several federal agencies including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Mr. Molinaro has also assisted in the successful representation of clients before the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration both before the Division of Administrative Hearings and Appeals and the Florida First District Court of Appeal. He has also assisted in drafting numerous pleadings and motions for the firm’s civil and commercial litigation practice. Additionally, Mr. Molinaro has assisted in the drafting of legal opinions regarding anti‑money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act compliance.
Mr. Molinaro was born on Staten Island, New York and was raised in South Florida. He attended Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida where he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice in 2003. In 2010, Mr. Molinaro graduated magna cum laude and ranked third in his class from the Florida International University College of Law in Miami, Florida. While in law school Mr. Molinaro had the privilege of working as a research assistant to Prof. Thomas Baker where he focused his research on Constitutional Law, Supreme Court Jurisprudence, and Federal Appellate Practice.
Courtney Walter ’13
Courtney Walter was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 2009. In 2013, she graduated from FIU College of Law as the Valedictorian of her class and earned her degree, magna cum laude.
In law school, Ms. Walter served as the editor-in-chief of the FIU Law Review, participated on the Board of Advocates Moot Court Team, and received six Book Awards. She interned with the Honorable Jose E. Martinez of the Southern District of Florida and the Honorable Amy Steele Donner of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit. During her second and third year of law school, Ms. Walter worked as a law clerk for DLD Lawyers before joining the firm as an Associate.
Olivia C. Rodriguez ’10
Olivia C. Rodriguez is Corporate Governance Counsel for BUPA Latin America. Prior to joining BUPA, Rodriguez was an associate with the firm of Jones & Adams, Olivia Rodriguez practices in the areas of Professional and Products Liability Defense Complex Business Litigation, Transnational and Multi-District Civil Litigation, Officers’ and Directors’ Liability, Securities and Shareholders’ Rights Litigation, Institutional Insurance Coverage Disputes, Arbitration, Class Action Defense, Construction Law, Corporate Governance, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property.
Ms. Rodriguez earned her Juris Doctorate from Florida International University College of Law. During her academic career, Ms. Rodriguez competed as a member of the Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Team and Trial Team and won accolades for her supberb brief writing and oral advocacy skills. She completed international law courses in Sevilla, Spain at La Universidad de Sevilla. Ms. Rodriguez was a judicial intern for the Honorable Frank Shepherd at the Third District Court of Appeal. Ms. Rodriguez also interned at the Miami Dade Public Defender’s Direct File Unit. Ms. Rodriguez earned her Bachelor of Arts and Science with a minor in Psychology from Florida International University, graduating cum laude.
Ms. Rodriguez is a member of the Cuban American Bar Association Board of Directors, Florida Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, and American Bar Association.