2022 Donald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates Program
The FSU Law 2022 Donald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates Program is underway, and it has been wonderful to have many talented, smart undergraduates on campus again after having to deliver the program virtually due to COVID for the past two years. With one week left in the 2022 program, students have already toured the Florida Capitol, met with and received advice from many influential, engaged FSU Law alumni—including Judge Nina Ashenafi-Richardson (’91) and program benefactor Wayne Hogan (’72), attended oral arguments at the Florida Supreme Court, participated in Legal Writing, Criminal Procedure, and Lawyers as Leaders law classes, and learned about various components of the law school admissions process. Before the program ends on June 24, students will also present their own oral arguments and attend a special premiere screening of Netflix’s CIVIL, a documentary about FSU Law alumnus Ben Crump (’95). During their visit to the Florida Supreme Court, students also had a private meet and greet with alum Justice Ricky Polston (’87). Although the program is generously supported by Wayne, increased costs associated with hosting it put the program size at risk, thereby lessening our potential reach and impact. Additional private financial support will allow us to continue delivering the award-winning program to more students and provide robust programming for a richer, more valuable experience. If you would like to help us develop the next generation of lawyers, you can contribute to the program online. Many thanks to those who choose to support this program, including this year’s sponsors: Akerman, Nelson Mullins, Amelia Rea Maguire (’86), and Patrick Martin (’93). Support from alumni and friends is allowing us to continue to lead the nation in pipeline diversity programs and to provide robust programming for years to come.
Published on June 17, 2022