Business, Law & Policy

The Institute of Politics at Florida State University to host U.S. Senator Angus King in virtual series Thursday

The Institute of Politics at Florida State University (IOP@FSU) will host U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) as the next guest of its “Speaker Series” of webinar-style conversations at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6. Sen. King is one of only two independent U.S. Senators and has represented Maine since 2013. Prior to his service in the […]

The Institute of Politics unveils latest ‘Why We Serve’ videos

The Institute of Politics at Florida State University (IOP@FSU) Thursday released two new interviews in its “Why We Serve” video series.  Why We Serve is a student-driven series featuring interviews conducted by undergraduate IOP@FSU fellows with members of the Florida Legislature. The goal of the series is to better understand common elements that motivate citizens to become public servants.  “I am grateful to these […]

The Institute of Politics at FSU releases new episode of ‘Politics in the Sunshine’ podcast

The Institute of Politics at Florida State University (IOP@FSU) has released the latest episode in their Politics in the Sunshine podcast series.  Former Republican Party of Florida Chair, Florida State University adjunct faculty member and host Al Cardenas is joined by Mike Murphy, the co-director of the University of Southern California (USC) Dornsife Center for the Political Future and Republican political consultant. In this episode, Cardenas and […]

Law students credit FSU moot court success to faculty and FSU legal community

No moot court team in the country this year scored as many first-place finishes as the squad from Florida State University’s College of Law.  FSU earned top honors at five separate national competitions in the 2021 season and the team finished the season ranked No. 8 nationally, said Jim Lawrence of the Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center, which compiles and […]

Documentary highlights FSU center’s work to improve state child-welfare system

Florida State University’s Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy staff, in partnership with faculty and alumni from the College of Motion Picture Arts, has created a documentary to highlight the struggles and hopes of five families and court team staff in the child-welfare system.  “Florida’s Early Childhood Courts: Hope and Healing,” part of a larger project to develop training resources […]

FSU Institute of Politics launches ‘Why We Serve’ video series

The Institute of Politics at Florida State University (IOP@FSU) on Wednesday announced a new series of videos featuring members of the Florida Legislature and other public officials. “Why We Serve” is a student-driven series aimed at better understanding common elements that motivate citizens to become public servants. The series provides real conversations with these individuals about why they chose to serve their community, who their mentors were and what advice […]

Florida State University Institute of Politics Premieres  ‘Politics in the Sunshine’ podcast with Jeb Bush interview

The Institute of Politics at Florida State University (IOP@FSU) has launched a new podcast series, ‘Politics in the Sunshine.’  The podcast is moderated by former Republican Party of Florida Chair and FSU adjunct faculty member Al Cardenas. The first guest is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who was first elected to office in 1998 and served two terms through January […]

FSU College of Law moot court team wins fourth consecutive national competition

For the fourth consecutive week, the Florida State University College of Law Moot Court Team has won first place in a national competition. On March 20, the team won the 2021 Seigenthaler-Sutherland Cup National First Amendment Moot Court Competition, which took place virtually March 19-20 and was hosted by Columbus School of Law. This was […]

FSU College of Law moot court team wins national competitions for three consecutive weeks

For the third weekend in a row, the Florida State University College of Law Moot Court Team has won first place in a national moot court competition—their fourth championship of the 2020-21 season. On March 13, the team won the 2021 UCLA School of Law Cybersecurity Moot Court Competition, which took place virtually. Thirty-two law school […]

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 has won first place in a national moot court competition. On March 6, the team won the 2021 Charleston School of Law National Moot Court Competition, which took place virtually. The constitutional law competition featured a problem based […]

Manchin and Martinez recall a friendlier Senate, urge compromise at Institute of Politics forum

Compassion, cooperation and policy took center stage March 1 at the keynote event of the “Celebrating Civility” speaker series hosted by the Institute of Politics at Florida State University.  The virtual forum featured U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, and former U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez, a Republican and FSU alumnus. Al Cardenas, who is an adjunct faculty member at the […]

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 2021 National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare & Adoption Law. The virtual competition was held February 26-27 and hosted by the Family & Youth Law Center at Capital University Law School. Twenty-six teams participated in the competition, including […]