Students at the College of Law are committed to achieving excellence in law school, and their contributions are critical to the school's intellectual and social life. The numerous student-run organizations and journals attest to their drive, energy and ambition.
Click here for a listing of our 35+ student organizations and their contact information. In some cases, links are available to web pages created and maintained by the student organizations.
Following are brief descriptions of the co-curricular organizations at the College of Law with links to their self-maintained Web pages.
Florida State University Law Review, the flagship scholarly journal at the College of Law, publishes four issues a year. Three issues include traditional scholarly articles covering the legal spectrum. Many of these are unsolicited articles selected by law review staff based on exemplary scholarship and contribution to current legal debates. The law review also publishes the annual prestigious Ladd Lecture and exemplary notes and comments written by FSU law students. Regularly, the law review publishes symposia including articles by leading figures in specialized fields of the law. Recent symposium issues include "Genes and Disability: Defining Health and the Goals of Medicine," "The Law of Presidential Elections," "Regulatory Theory and Administrative Law," and "Legal Professionalism." One issue each year addresses topics of interest to the Florida Legislature.
The Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law, founded in 1983, was Florida's first and remains its only student publication in the field. The Journal, which publishes articles by policy makers and members of the legal and academic communities as well as outstanding student articles, has been cited by the United States Supreme Court, and numerous articles have appeared on the recommended lists of various state and national environmental reporters and newsletters. Each year the Journal sponsors two distinguished lecturers to highlight developments in state, national, and international environmental law.
The Journal of Transnational Law and Policy, first published in 1992, provides law students the opportunity to write, edit, and research on a broad range of international law topics, including human rights, comparative law, trade and economics, foreign investment law, public and private international law, and U.S. foreign policy. The Journal is supported by the Edward Ball Eminent Scholar Chair in International Law and co-sponsors speakers in international law.
Moot Court and Mock Trial programs at the College of Law are among the most successful in the nation. Moot Court and Mock Trial are credited activities in which team members strive to achieve excellence in advocacy skills by participating in several competitions during their tenure. Both promote excellence in written and oral advocacy through students' participation in regional and national advocacy competitions. In recent years, FSU's teams have taken top honors at numerous national, regional and state championships.