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Aug 1, 2011
Florida State University College of Law Dean Donald J. Weidner is one of the last decade’s nine transformative law school deans.
Jun 26, 2011 (Huffington Post)
On Monday, June 27, HBO begins airing a powerful new documentary film called Hot Coffee, which blows the lid off the "tort reform" movement. The name of the film comes from the infamous and widely misunderstood "McDonald's Coffee Case," which most people believe involved a greedy coffee drinker who spilled hot coffee on herself and won millions of dollars for essentially no reason. When you see this film, hear from the family, hear from the jurors in the case, see the disturbing images of her actual burns and discover that the verdict was significantly reduced despite McDonald's callous behavior, you'll learn what really happened and wonder why you were duped.
Jun 21, 2011
State House Democratic Leader Ron Saunders and Democratic Speaker-Designate Perry Thurston have joined the ACLU and the NAACP in calling for the federal Justice Department to reject proposed changes to Florida elections laws contained in House Bill 1355.
Feb 1, 2011
The Florida State University College of Law is now accepting applications for its 20th Annual Summer for Undergraduates Program. The unique program, which will take place at the law school from May 16-June 10, provides college students an inside look at law school and the legal profession.
Apr 15, 2010
CIVIC Concern delivered a letter to Gov. Charlie Crist signed by 28,014 Floridians urging him to veto SB 6.
Mar 31, 2010
This week, more than 8000 Floridians signed a letter urging state leaders to stop HB 7189 and SB 6. The 197-page petition was delivered to Governor Charlie Crist and members of the Florida House this morning via email.