College of Law

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 […]

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 […]

Florida State remembers President Emeritus Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte

A brilliant legal mind and international champion of human rights, Florida State University President Emeritus Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte passed away May 20 at the age of 85. The consummate Southern gentleman, D’Alemberte could often be seen wearing his signature bowtie around campus at Florida State, where he served as its 12th president from 1994 to […]

FSU College of Law chapter wins Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter of the Year Award

The Florida State University College of Law Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter (FSU ALDF) has won the 2018 Chapter of the Year Award, presented by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. FSU ALDF was selected to receive the award from among hundreds of national and international chapters. The award recognizes an Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter […]

Florida State law faculty nation’s 29th best

The Florida State University College of Law faculty is first in Florida and 29th nationally in terms of scholarly impact, according to a recent study. Florida State is the only Florida law school ranked in the top 50. The 2018 study ranked the scholarly impact of law faculties at schools in the top third of […]

FSU Student Bar Association wins top national awards from American Bar Association

For the seventh time since 2008 and the second consecutive year, the Florida State University College of Law Student Bar Association received the National Achievement Award, which honors the best SBA in the nation, from the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division. The award is also known as the SBA of the Year Award and […]

Florida State sees across-the-board upward climb in U.S. News graduate school rankings

Florida State University’s graduate and professional programs are on the rise, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” FSU’s graduate programs in criminology, business, law, education, nursing and engineering all made significant jumps in the publication’s annual rankings, released March 20. “These new rankings reflect Florida State University’s ascent […]

Profiles in Leadership: New dean aims to strengthen future of law school

Erin O’Hara O’Connor, the new dean at Florida State University’s College of Law, sprinkles her language with a boxing expression when she talks about her talented and motivated faculty. She says they “punch well above their weight” — an expression of respect, recognizing and praising them as potent overachievers — as they step into the […]