Business, Law & Policy

FSU College of Law joins consortium for racial justice

Florida State University College of Law, in collaboration with Florida’s 11 other law schools, has formed the Florida Law Schools’ Consortium for Racial Justice (FLSCRJ). The consortium was initiated in light of longstanding and recent acts of racial injustice. It will leverage the strengths of every law school in the state to assist community organizations […]

FSU Law School grad earns coveted two-year fellowship to work on immigration advocacy

Immigration has been a part of Daniela Donoso’s life since she and her family left Quito, Ecuador, for Miami when she was six months old. Now, just months after graduating with her law degree from  Florida State University’s College of Law, she’s going to put that passion and education to work with the backing of a two-year, $100,000 fellowship from the Equal Justice Works Foundation to focus on […]

FSU students help St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge plan for its future

For the first time in 13 years, officials at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge are updating their comprehensive plan. Once completed, the plan will serve as a blueprint for preserving the refuge while accommodating the 250,000 visitors it attracts annually. As they tackle this dual challenge of tourism and conservation, officials at St. Marks are […]

FSU political science researcher to examine law in time of COVID-19 crisis

A Florida State University researcher and her colleagues have earned a grant from the National Science Foundation to study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on public support for the rule of law.   FSU Associate Professor of Political Science Amanda Driscoll, the project’s co-investigator, said the team will examine the challenge that the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus presents to long-standing norms that support democratic order.  […]

Putting a cap on Women’s History Month

Women’s hats are more than just a means of shielding skin from sunlight or protecting a hairdo. According to Professor Sherry Schofield of the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship at Florida State University, hats are also a way to trace women’s history through the decades. That’s part of the reason that Schofield and the college […]

FSU College of Law moot court team wins another national competition

For the second week in a row, the Florida State University College of Law Moot Court Team took first place in a national competition. On Feb. 29, FSU Law won the 2020 Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition held at Albany Law School in New York. This is the fifth time Florida […]

FSU College of Law Moot Court Team wins national competition

The Florida State University College of Law Moot Court Team has won first place in the 2020 Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. The competition was held Feb. 20-22 at Pace University in New York. Fifty-four law school teams participated in the competition, including teams from many of the nation’s top law […]

Florida State University celebrates 2020 Seminole 100

Florida State University unveiled its 2020 Seminole 100 list Saturday during a ceremony hosted by the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, part of the FSU College of Business. The list recognizes 100 of the fastest-growing businesses owned or led by FSU alumni and includes a wide range of businesses across the country. More than […]

Florida State ranked nation’s No. 1 law school for government careers

TALLAHASSEE — preLaw magazine has ranked Florida State University College of Law the nation’s best law school for government careers. Additionally, FSU Law is ranked seventh best in the nation for public defender/prosecutor jobs and among the nation’s top seven law schools for public policy. The rankings, which are published in preLaw’s winter 2020 issue, […]

Master of Applied American Politics and Policy celebrates 20 years with day at the Florida Capitol

In a recent survey of U.S. adults, 64 percent of respondents said they would not want their children going into politics, yet after 20 years as a graduate degree track at Florida State University, the Master of Applied American Politics and Policy (MAAPP) program remains strong, counting 400-plus alumni and no shortage of students seeking […]

Film producer to discuss ‘Making Movies That Matter’ at FSU screening

Ted Balaker, co-founder of the independent film company Korchula Productions and producer of the acclaimed 2017 drama “Little Pink House,” will introduce a screening of the film at Florida State University and participate in wide-ranging discussions about motion pictures, property rights and urban redevelopment. The event, which is free and open to the public, will […]

FSU Research: Male and female firefighters have different problems with protective suits

When female firefighters put on the protective suits they need for their work, they’re often using gear that has been designed for a male body. Because of that mismatch, the suits don’t fit as well as they should, and their mobility is impaired. Firefighters working in gear that restricts their movement must work harder to […]