Business, Law & Policy

FSU recognizes 2019 Jim Moran Scholarship recipients

Florida State University recognized freshmen Kiara Guerrier and Alejandro Robins as 2019 Jim Moran Scholars Wednesday. Jim Moran Foundation Chairman and President Jan Moran and FSU President John Thrasher celebrated the scholars during a private reception held at the Jim Moran Building in downtown Tallahassee. Each year, the Jim Moran Foundation and FSU recognize two […]

Florida State ranked nation’s 8th best value law school

Florida State University’s College of Law has ranked the 8th best value law school in the nation by preLaw magazine. The ranking, which is published in preLaw’s fall 2019 issue, weighs important student outcomes — bar passage and employment rates — against tuition, cost of living and indebtedness. “We are thrilled to be ranked among the nation’s top 10 […]

FSU College Of Law Trial Team wins national competition

The Florida State University College of Law Trial Team won first place in the 2019 Mockingbird Challenge National Trial Competition held Oct. 9-12 in Montgomery, Alabama. Twenty-four law school teams participated in the competition, including a team from the University of Georgia, which FSU Law defeated in the finals. Other law schools competing included defending […]

FSU celebrates donors of new honors program and inaugural cohort of James M. Seneff Scholars

Florida State University honored alumnus James M. Seneff and the CNL Charitable Foundation Saturday at a celebration hosted by President John Thrasher and First Lady Jean Thrasher at the FSU President’s House. During the event, Seneff (BUS ’68) presented 16 students with medals signifying their elite status as James M. Seneff Scholars in the College […]

The Jim Moran Institute receives SunTrust Foundation’s 2019 Lighting the Way Award, $75,000 grant

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, part of the Florida State University College of Business, has been awarded a 2019 Lighting the Way Award and a $75,000 grant by the SunTrust Foundation for its contributions to small businesses throughout Florida. The SunTrust Foundation’s Lighting the Way Awards recognize and support nonprofit organizations that work […]

FSU College of Law wins two top national awards from the American Bar Association

The American Bar Association (ABA) Law Student Division has presented two of its five national awards to the Florida State University College of Law. For the eighth time since 2008 and the third consecutive year, the Florida State University College of Law Student Bar Association (SBA) received the Student Bar Association Award, which honors the […]

FSU researchers receive NSF grant to explore citizen support for judicial institutions

The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of more than $300,000 to Florida State University and Penn State University to learn more about citizens’ attitudes toward politicians who seek to change or disable the court system. According to researchers, politicians in a number of countries frequently make attempts to politicize or undermine the judicial […]

FSU study finds tourism industry pays lowest wages nationwide

Florida’s booming tourism industry is the state’s leading industry with an annual economic impact of $86 billion supporting 1.5 million jobs, yet new research from Florida State University reveals wages for hospitality workers have not kept pace with the rising economy. The study, published in the journal Tourism Management, tracked salaries nationwide and found employees […]

No visits? No problem: FSU researchers find incarcerated juveniles still optimistic about future

A new study by Florida State University researchers taps into the vastly unexplored area of incarcerated juvenile visitation, and their findings might not be what most expect. The research, published in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, found that nearly 75 percent of juveniles received at least one visit during their commitment […]

FSU’s summer law school program prepares and reassures undergrads

College students thinking about pursuing a legal career are making indelible memories at Florida State University’s award-winning Donald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates Program at the College of Law. About 60 undergraduate students from across the nation are enrolled in the program — the oldest and largest of its kind in the nation — and […]

Major gift advances preeminence of FSU College of Business to honor FSU alumnus James M. Seneff

A generous $5 million gift commitment from CNL Charitable Foundation, founded by alumnus James M. Seneff, will establish an honors program at the Florida State University College of Business and advance the college farther down the path of preeminence. A cash gift of $2 million will create a community of elite undergraduate students designated as […]

Work experience poor predictor of future job performance

A common hiring philosophy used for generations is being flipped on its head by new research from Florida State University. Screening job applicants based on their prior work experience is often a mistake among employers, according to Chad Van Iddekinge, FSU’s Bank of America Professor of Management and an expert on human resources management. “Previous […]