Alumni On Campus

Press Date
February 9, 2024
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U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe speaks to FSU Law students.

Although it is early in the spring semester, we have already hosted many alumni and other attorneys for events with our students. On January 26, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Markenzy Lapointe (’99) talked with students as part of a special lunch session coordinated by our Raising the Bar Professionalism+ Program. Lapointe, who leads an office of more than 500 attorneys and support professionals, discussed his career path, offered advice for students, and answered questions. Last week, students had an opportunity to network with dozens of FSU Law alumni during an alumni career advisor fair hosted by our Office of Career Services. Almost 30 alumni representing more than 15 practice areas participated in the event. On January 19, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Judge Thomas Palermo (’01) met with students during a special teatime event. Palermo talked about his experiences as a circuit judge and federal prosecutor. Our Student Bar Association hosted several alumni during their Third Annual Civic Engagement Fair at the end of January. During the fair, students met with representatives of numerous professional associations to learn about getting involved with the groups. And earlier this week, Scott Smith (’98) had lunch with students during an event hosted by our Raising the Bar Professionalism+ Program. Smith, a successful personal injury attorney with Smith, Ball, Baez & Prather, shared strategies on forging a path to happiness and success beyond law school. Alumni engagement is critical to our students’ success, so we are extremely grateful for these and many more alumni who regularly make themselves available to meet with FSU Law students.