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Diez-Arguelles Gives Additional $100,000 to the Florida State Law School

Maria Tejedor and Carlos Diez-Arguelles

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State University College of Law alumnus Carlos Diez-Arguelles, a 1985 graduate, has pledged an additional $100,000 to the law school to be divided equally between the existing Carlos R. Diez-Arguelles Endowed Scholarship and the Alumni Centennial Chair, which is also known as the Dean’s Chair. This new gift follows an earlier $100,000 gift by Diez-Arguelles to create the endowed scholarship. The scholarship shall be used to award at least one scholarship each year to recruit a top student to the law school. In recognition of the new gift, a seminar room in Roberts Hall will be named the Carlos R. Diez-Arguelles Seminar Room.

“The purpose of Florida State’s law school and our public law schools in general – to serve all the people of Florida and to provide opportunities to those who might not otherwise be able to afford a legal education – is very important to me,” said Diez-Arguelles. “That is why I have chosen to support the law school and specifically scholarships for students.”

“We are all extremely grateful to Carlos for his generous support of the law school and for his leadership,” said Dean Don Weidner. “Carlos is also the chair of our Board of Visitors.”

Diez-Arguelles and his wife, Maria Tejedor, have a law firm in Orlando, Diez-Arguelles & Tejedor, that specializes in personal injury law. His daughter, Christina Arguelles, is a third-year law student at Florida State.

March 2013