Amie and Scott Remington met in Civil Procedure during their first year at FSU Law. They joke that Amie’s excellent note-taking ability was the reason for their connection.
Amelia “Mel” Rea Maguire relishes taking on new challenges and devotes herself wholeheartedly to each new endeavor. Perhaps that
is why she has experienced much success in a wide variety of roles throughout her career.
Richard Young reached a point in his life when he felt more comfortable sitting in the courtroom than anywhere else in the world. Born and raised in South Alabama, Young’s family moved to Pensacola when he was 11 years old. But Young, now the managing partner at Young, Bill, Boles, Palmer, Duke & Thompson, almost didn’t choose a life in the law.
FSU Law presented alumna Nancy Daniels (’77) with the Exemplary Public Service Career Award in November 2020. The award recognizes a Florida State University College of Law graduate who has dedicated their career to public service and who has demonstrated exceptional character, integrity, humility and professionalism, as well as the highest regard for ethics.
The FSU Law community was profoundly saddened by the loss of Professor Emeritus David L. Markell, who passed away on March 22, 2021, after a heroic battle with cancer. Although Markell retired from teaching in 2020 after 18 years at FSU, he remained actively engaged with many in our community and will be terribly missed.
Deborah “Debby” Kearney (’81) devoted her entire legal career to public service. Before she retired from Citizens Property Insurance Company in January 2015, she had served as general counsel in all three branches of state government. She served both Democrat and Republican leaders at numerous state agencies, the Governor’s Office, the Florida House and Senate, and the Florida Supreme Court.
As a 2L wanting to enroll in courses that would prepare him for the bar exam, Kareem J. Spratling took State Constitutional Law with Randy Hanna (’84) at FSU Law. The adjunct professor and former managing partner of Bryant Miller Olive (BMO), who now serves as dean of FSU Panama City, encouraged Spratling to clerk at BMO the summer before his 3L year.
What happens when a meandering road and a straight line cross paths in the library during 1L year of law school?
For Wendy and Bruce Wiener, both Class of 1993, their library meeting during a legal writing research project—when they needed the same casebook—sparked a connection ultimately leading to their wedding during winter break of their 3L year.
After moving to Tallahassee from his home state of Mississippi for law school, Wilford A. “Abb” Payne, III thought he might never leave the Sunshine State. Even upon deciding to join his father’s small homecare business after graduating, Payne chose to work in the Fort Lauderdale branch instead of one of three Mississippi locations.
Elissa Gentry is an assistant professor at the College of Law. Her research interests include health, risk and regulation, and law and economics. She previously served as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Toulouse, France, and a judicial clerk for the Honorable Jane Roth of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, in Philadelphia.