Business, Law & Policy

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 […]

Romney and Manchin forum rescheduled for March 1

U.S. Sens. Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) will appear together Monday, March 1, during a rescheduled keynote kickoff event of the new Institute of Politics at Florida State University (IOP@FSU). The virtual forum, which was initially planned for Jan. 12 but was rescheduled in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the […]

Institute of Politics previews 2021 Florida legislative session

The Florida Legislature is set to convene March 2 and the Institute of Politics at Florida State University will present an online webinar to get an early look at the issues and potential outcomes of the 2021 session. The event will feature expert analysis by Gary Fineout of Politico magazine and Jennifer Green of the […]

FSU Social Sciences presents webinar on city planning and community action

The topics of city planning and communities of color will take center stage Thursday, Feb. 25, at the next Wicked Webinar series at Florida State University’s College of Social Sciences & Public Policy.  The online panel discussion, “Neighborhoods First: Community Action for Equitable City Planning,” will be led by Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning Tisha Holmes and feature leaders from Tallahassee’s […]

FSU Black Law Students Association wins mock trial competition

For the second year in a row, Florida State University College of Law’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) placed first in the Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition during the Southern Region of the Black Law Students Association’s convention.  Winning team members were first-year students David Akintonde, of Chicago, Illinois; Samantha Seiglie, of Sunny Isles Beach, […]

New FSU master’s program to focus on sustainability

Florida State University’s Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship is launching a new online major in the Master of Science program this fall to prepare students to help companies meet the demands of today but not at the expense of tomorrow.  The Master of Science in Entrepreneurship, Social and Sustainable Enterprises will offer graduates an opportunity to learn sustainable practices and good corporate […]

POSTPONED: Romney and Manchin forum to kick off Institute of Politics Speaker Series at Florida State University

UPDATE 3:45 P.M. JAN. 12: The Institute of Politics at Florida State University’s virtual forum featuring U.S. Sens. Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) planned for 6:30 tonight has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts. Details about a possible makeup date will be announced as soon as they become available. U.S. Sens. Mitt Romney (R-UT) and […]

FSU announces Policy Pub series speakers for spring 

After a highly successful fall series in a virtual webinar format, the Policy Pub series will return for three more sessions this spring beginning Jan. 19. Scholars from the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP) will be featured in all three sessions. They will discuss resilience, Florida’s charter schools and the future of higher education.  Pub-goers […]

FSU’S Institute of Politics awards grants for research on civic engagement

The newly established Institute of Politics (IOP) at the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP) has awarded five research grants to FSU faculty. The grants, each about $20,000, went to three faculty members and one doctoral candidate within COSSPP and four faculty from other FSU colleges. The projects all had some connection to the IOP’s […]

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

preLaw magazine has ranked Florida State University College of Law the 8th best value law school in the nation. The ranking, which is published in preLaw’s fall 2020 issue, weighs important student outcomes—bar passage and employment rates—against tuition, cost of living and indebtedness. According to preLaw, the rankings are “designed to recognize schools whose graduates have excellent chances of passing the […]

FSU College of Law trial team wins national competition

The Florida State University College of Law Trial Team won first place in the 2020 Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition on October 25. The competition was held virtually over three days and hosted by the University of Buffalo School of Law. FSU Law’s Trial Team also won the Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition in 2016. Twenty-four law […]