The Florida State University College of Law Summer for Undergraduates Program has received honorable mention recognition for the ABA 2012 Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Award for Excellence in Pipeline Diversity.
The award is given to organizations or individuals who have shown innovation and leadership in diversifying the educational pipeline to the legal profession. The ABA Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline recognized FSU at the ABA Midyear Meeting in New Orleans.
The Summer for Undergraduates Program — a signature program of the college of law — exposes students, particularly those from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession, to the joys and rigors of legal education. The 60 students selected annually for the program attend a month of simulated law school at no charge, including room and board, and receive a $500 stipend. Participants experience intensive instruction, legal writing training, and exposure to legal professionals from a variety of fields.
“I am profoundly grateful to our benefactors, Wayne and Pat Hogan, for endowing this life-changing program and making it a permanent part of the law school’s offerings,” said Dean Don Weidner. “The summer program has catapulted many of its alumni into successful law school careers and beyond.”
For more information about Florida State’s Summer for Undergraduates Program, visit http://www.law.fsu.edu/summer_undergraduates.