College of Law

FSU College of Law Trial Team wins National Civil Rights competition

The Florida State University College of Law Trial Team has won first place in the Fourth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. National Civil Rights Competition. The competition took place virtually October 15-17 and was hosted by University of California Davis School of Law. The competition problem involved litigation of Eighth Amendment claims of cruel and […]

FSU Law school alumnus takes helm as president of the National Bar Association

A Florida State University College of Law alumnus is now the president of the National Bar Association (NBA), the nation’s oldest and largest association of predominantly Black attorneys and judges.  Carlos Moore, who graduated from the FSU College of Law in 2002, was elected president by vote from the NBA’s 67,000 members earlier this year. […]

FSU expert available to discuss intellectual property and COVID-19 vaccines

President Joe Biden has expressed his support for a World Trade Organization proposal to waive intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines. Florida State University law professor Frederick Abbott, the Edward Ball Eminent Scholar Professor of International Law, is available to comment on international intellectual property rights and global economic issues around the proposal. Abbott regularly […]

FSU shines in latest U.S. News graduate school rankings

Florida State University’s graduate and professional programs continue to rank among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” More than 30 graduate programs at FSU are ranked in the top 25 according to the publication’s annual rankings, released March 30. FSU’s criminology, real estate, […]

Election expert available to discuss new Georgia voting law

A controversial measure in Georgia signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp would put in place requirements that critics say curtail access to the ballot box. Florida State University Associate Professor of Law Michael Morley is available to provide commentary to reporters covering this story. Morley teaches and writes in the areas of election law, […]

FSU Law wins top national award from American Bar Association

The American Bar Association Law Student Division presented the Florida State University College of Law Student Bar Association with the Student Bar Association Award, which honors the best SBA in the nation, for the fourth consecutive year. The honor, known as the SBA of the Year Award, recognizes the efforts of an SBA to create […]

FSU experts available for coverage of 19th Amendment anniversary

After decades of activism and political struggle, the 19th Amendment was adopted 100 years ago this month. The new amendment supplanted state-by-state suffrage laws and gave women across America the right to vote. Florida State University experts are available to speak about the history of women’s suffrage as well as contemporary issues related to women, […]

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 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 […]

FSU experts available to comment on the upcoming electoral season

On Feb. 3, the Iowa Caucuses will formally kick off the 2020 electoral season. In addition to gubernatorial and state houses, seats in the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and the presidency are up for grabs this year. The shifting political and media landscape coupled with the growing influence of social media, means clarity and […]

FSU law students volunteer expertise in prisons to help families

When a parent is incarcerated they don’t stop being a parent. They are forced to find ways to continue life and to minimize consequences for their kids. This fundamental challenge is a core issue that a group of volunteer law students is tackling in the Gender and Family Justice Clinic at the Florida State University […]