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FSU on track with high speed LambdaRail network

This is not your father’s Internet. The Florida LambdaRail Network, a next-generation Internet that is faster than any other education-based network in the Southeast and is among the top in the nation in speed and capacity, is now operating at Florida State University and nine other universities in the state. FSU was a leader in […]

More cops on beat reduce crime on street, FSU study shows

Do police deter crime? A Florida State University law professor who studied the effects of an increased police presence during high terror alert in Washington, D.C., says they do. And not by just a little bit either. Jonathan Klick, the Jeffrey A. Stoops Professor of Law at FSU, and Alexander Tabarrok of George Mason University, […]

FSU researcher: employers can minimize hurricane-related stress

Florida was pummeled by four major hurricanes during last year’s hurricane season. Those four storms proved tremendously damaging — and intensely stressful — for millions of Florida residents. Unfortunately for many, that stress only seemed to increase when they returned to work. As the 2005 hurricane season begins, a Florida State University professor is examining […]

Legal scholars, judges give advanced praise for new book by Professor Jim Rossi

Jim Rossi, the Harry M. Walborsky Professor of Law and associate dean for research at Florida State University College of Law, has just published a new book, Regulatory Bargaining and Public Law (Cambridge University Press 2005). The book is receiving advanced praise from some of the leading legal scholars and judges in the United States. […]

Law school rises in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Florida State University College of Law has jumped 11 slots in the latest edition of the influential national rankings of law schools by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine’s 2006 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools also ranks the College of Law as one of the most diverse in the country. Compared to last […]

Summer for Undergraduates Program gives students a glimpse of life in law school

The Florida State University College of Law is currently accepting applications for its free, four-week Summer for Undergraduates Program for students interested in learning about law school. This year’s program will run May 23 – June 17, 2005. The application deadline is March 25, 2005. The Summer for Undergraduates Program is designed to acquaint students […]

FSU study shows training reverses racial bias in police responses

A Florida State University study has examined racial bias in law enforcement responses to criminal suspects and the efficacy of training to eradicate it. The research led by FSU assistant professor of psychology E. Ashby Plant will appear in the March issue of the journal Psychological Science. Plant asked 50 patrol police officers to complete […]