Stoops Center of Law and Business

Working Together at the Intersection of Law and Business

The Stoops Center of Law and Business (Stoops Colab) was officially established in January 2022, becoming FSU College of Law’s first Center focused primarily on business law. With a generous gift from Jeff and Aggie Stoops, the Stoops Center of Law and Business is establishing a groundbreaking collaborative space that will bring together a variety of perspectives from practicing lawyers and seasoned business professionals in the form of conferences, workshops, executive education, and community conversation. Executive education courses, certifications, and other educational programming will launch in the fall of 2022. Learners will also gain access to the Stoops Colab Community, which connects FSU Law students with active members of the business and legal communities. 

 

Opportunities for Students

J.D. and LL.M. students engaged in the Stoops Center of Law and Business will gain unrivaled exposure to business lawyers and executives who are navigating the world’s complex business challenges. Together with FSU Law’s traditional J.D. and LL.M. offerings, students will have opportunities to work with business executives, publish in scholarly journals, connect with mentors through the online Stoops Colab Community, and more.

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Opportunities for Business Executives

Executives can gain knowledge through the Stoops Center’s online educational opportunities and make connections through the Stoops Colab Community. Our educational programs make it easy to obtain advanced degrees and professional certifications that will help you achieve your career goals. The Stoops Colab Community also provides business executives with opportunities to hire and mentor our J.D. students, giving you inside access to bright upcoming legal professionals.

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Opportunities for Lawyers

Whether you are an FSU College of Law alum or not, we invite you to become part of the Stoops Center of Law and Business. Opportunities include sharing knowledge gained from your legal experience with industry executives through the Stoops Colab platform, mentoring a current J.D. student, and taking part in our professional learning opportunities.

  • The Stoops Colab Community (Coming Soon!)

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Faculty and Instructors

FSU College of Law faculty members are nationally recognized for their contributions to legal scholarship and the profession. They are leaders in law and business. 

 J.D. Business Law Faculty

 J.M. Faculty

 Executive Education Instructors


Resources

Newsletter

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Events

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Publications

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Business Law J.D. Student Organizations


About Jeff and Aggie Stoops

Jeff and Aggie Stoops at a gala

A 2021 contribution from the Stoops Family Foundation established the Stoops Center of Law and Business at Florida State University College of Law. This generous gift made possible by FSU alumni Jeff and Aggie Stoops will enable the College of Law to become a nexus of thought leadership and training in business law and compliance for academics, students, lawyers, and business professionals.

Mr. and Mrs. Stoops expressed when speaking on their optimism for the Center and its future within both the university and business community: “We want to be a trusted and respected partner in the business community. The Stoops Center of Law and Business will provide faculty with the administrative support and resources to allow thorough development of ideas and research. It will also facilitate such activities as establishing certification programs, commercializing executive education and creating more experiences for students interested in business law by establishing relationships within the private sector.”

Jeff Stoops, CEO of SBA Communications Corporation, graduated from Florida State University in 1981 and received his J.D. from FSU College of Law in 1984. Aggie Stoops, who serves on the FSU Foundation Board of Trustees, graduated from Florida State University in 1982 and received her Master's of Social Work from FSU in 1983. Together, Mr. and Mrs. Stoops have built a philanthropic legacy at Florida State University that will impact students for many years to come.

Learn more about Jeff and Aggie Stoops   

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Leadership & Staff

ALVA STRIPLIN
Executive Director of the Stoops Center of Law and Business

JEFFREY H. KAHN
Harry M. Walborsky Professor and Associate Dean for Business Law Programs

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GABRIELLE ARGUETA
Instructional Designer 

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T.J. PERCELL
Marketing & Technology Coordinator

Contact Us

Contact us by phone at 850.645.0071 or by email at astriplin@law.fsu.edu.

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