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Fall 2003


Florida State University College of Law




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Features: • Law school finally has one of its own on the Supreme Court (Pensacola trial judge Kenneth Bell becomes the first College of Law graduate to sit on Florida's high court) • Questioning the fads and fancies of legal scholarship (College of Law Assistant Professor Greg Mitchell has established a reputation for casting a skeptical eye on some popular areas of legal academic inquiry. He suggests that traditional research is the best way to establish the legitamacy of emerging sub-disciplines such as psychology and the law) • Sandy D'Alemberte honored by the ABA (Former College of Law dean and president emeritus of FSU has been awarded the ABA's highest annual award) • Law students lead effort to free prison inmates with DNA evidence (College of Law Professor Meg Baldwin is coordinating FSU's involvement to free innocent death row inmates using DNA evidence. Researchers for the Innocense Project, headed by New York attorney Barry Scheck, believe there may be hundreds of convicts in Florida prisons who are innocent) • The FSU College of Law's Environmental and Land Use Program continues to establish a strong reputation (Top-tier faculty, and top rankings in national surveys bear out the significant steps the College of Law has taken to strengthen its program) • Adjunct faculty bring the world of the working bar to the classroom (Law students often say that their favorite classes are ones taught by lawyers and judges. Tallahassee Attorney Robert N. Clarke Jr. and Alternative Dispute Resolution expert Sharon Press are two reasons why) Departments: • Center Insert 2002-2003 Annual Report • Recognitions (Class Notes, Faculty Notes, Campus Notes)

FSU Law Magazine (Fall 2003)

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