Travis M. Hearne, Law Clerk
Stetson University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2019
University of South Florida, B.A., magna cum laude (English)
Travis Hearne graduated magna cum laude from Stetson University College of Law, where he finished 11th in his class and received the highest grade awards in his sections of Torts, Property, and Administrative Law. He completed the Environmental Law Concentration at Stetson and focused his legal studies on the fields of environmental, land use, administrative, and municipal and local government law. He was a member of Stetson’s Moot Court Board and represented Stetson twice at the Pace University National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, where he received two best oralist awards.
Travis also was a Senior Associate of the Stetson Law Review and sat on the Law Review’s Spring 2019 Publication Committee. His law review comment focused on regulation of water quality, From Category 4B to Category 2: How Local Stakeholders in the Tampa Bay Nitrogen Management Consortium Battled Nutrient Pollution to Improve the Bay, was selected for publication in the Stetson Law Review’s Summer 2019 Edition. Travis was also selected to present his comment at the Scholarship Luncheon held by the Stetson Law Review once each semester.
During his time at Stetson, Travis also served as a Biodiversity Fellow at Stetson’s Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, which afforded him the opportunity to attend the Fifteenth Meeting of the Scientific Committee of the Inter-American Convention for the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles in Tegucigalpa, Honduras in September 2018 on behalf of the Institute. Travis also assisted in researching an amicus brief filed in the Southern District of New York on behalf of the Society of Wetland Scientists in the case of New York v. Pruitt involving litigation over the Federal Clean Water Rule.
Travis was a certified legal intern at the City Attorney’s office of the City of St. Petersburg, where he researched a broad variety of issues pertaining to municipal law. At graduation, he was awarded the Outstanding Local Government Law Student Award by the Florida Bar’s City, County, and Local Government Law Section.
Since graduation, Travis has been published by both the ABA’s Section of Energy, Environment, and Resources and the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals.
Before attending law school, Travis earned his B.A. magna cum laude from the University of South Florida in English Literature. He lives in Land O’ Lakes Florida with his wife, Kasandra, and their mini-dachsund, Oscar.