Alumni Spotlight: Brooke Tharpe (’16) Assistant Public Defender

Working as an Assistant Public Defender is by no means glamorous, but it’s meaningful.  We see people in what is arguably the worst time in their lives.  You learn what the real world is like and appreciate how fortunate we are to be on the other side of the desk.  While working at the Public … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Brooke Tharpe (’16) Assistant Public Defender

Alumni Spotlight: Jace Byrd (’16) – Law School Tips

Approximately 3 years ago, I started my legal career as an insurance defense attorney in Tallahassee, Florida. Shortly before the holidays, I made a career change by accepting a position as a commercial litigation attorney with an amazing Orlando firm, Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe. The new job and city have been great! Being an associate attorney … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Jace Byrd (’16) – Law School Tips

Florida State Law Offers Students Great Networking Opportunities

Besides completing your law degree and passing the bar exam, networking may be the single most important thing that a law school student can do to kick-start their legal career. While there is no specific formula for how to go about it, there is also not just one thing that a student must do to … Continue reading Florida State Law Offers Students Great Networking Opportunities

My First Law School Summer Vacation: From Distress to Delight

After my first year of law school I was very happy with how everything had turned out. I had been elected vice president of our Black Law Students Association (BLSA), had worked as a Student Ambassador since the beginning of the spring semester and I had been crowned Miss Tallahassee. On top of that, I … Continue reading My First Law School Summer Vacation: From Distress to Delight

Balancing School and Outside Activities is Important to Success Following Your 1L Year

You hear all the time that your 1L year is the hardest, and it gets easier after that. It definitely seemed like that to me because I was focused on academics my first year. Now, as a 2L, I also have the freedom to choose my classes as well as what I want to do … Continue reading Balancing School and Outside Activities is Important to Success Following Your 1L Year

Law School Presents Many Challenges, But Also Many Great Opportunities

One of the biggest things facing an incoming 1L student is adjusting to law school life and all of the associated challenges. The educational experience is very new and different. While it sometimes seemed like a chore to go to class as an undergraduate, I have never felt the same way about my law school … Continue reading Law School Presents Many Challenges, But Also Many Great Opportunities

Networking Can Give You a Head Start on Your Job Search

One of the most important parts of the job search for new legal professionals is networking. Making connections with established legal professionals who are willing to reach out to current law students is an invaluable part of making progress toward getting your career started. Students at the Florida State University College of Law have many … Continue reading Networking Can Give You a Head Start on Your Job Search

My Transfer Experience: Simple, Straight-Forward, and Seamless

For any prospective law student who is interested in Florida State University College of Law, but for one reason or another will begin their law school journey somewhere else, do not give up. When it came time for me to apply to law school, I felt that my chances at getting into a law school … Continue reading My Transfer Experience: Simple, Straight-Forward, and Seamless