Best of SUG Series (B.O.S.S.) Workshops Provide a Virtual Summer for Undergraduates Experience

Press Date
July 17, 2020

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Although we weren’t able to hold our residential Donald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates Program (SUG) this year, we have been hosting virtual programming for the hundreds of undergraduates who applied to the 2020 program. In June, we launched a series of summer workshops held 2-3 times per week featuring the best of SUG. Through our Best of SUG Series (B.O.S.S.) workshops, students have joined us for 45-minute sessions designed to introduce them to some of our most popular SUG programming.

Workshops will continue through next week and have included a virtual tour of the Florida Supreme Court, featuring Justice Alan Lawson (’87), virtual mini classes with Professors Shawn Bayern, Jeff Kahn, Jake Linford, Justin Sevier, Nat Stern and Mary Ziegler, a "What's So Appealing About Appellate Practice?" session with attorneys from the Diversity & Inclusion Committee of The Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section, and a panel discussion on law student life with current FSU Law students. Additional session topics included preparing for the LSAT, crafting resumes and personal statements, navigating the law school admissions process, financing a legal education, legal writing, and a "Planning for a Law Career in a Post-Pandemic Legal Landscape" panel featuring lawyers and legal recruiters. Special thanks to Nancy Benavides and Morgan Applegate for their dedication in implementing this programming. Also, many thanks to the students, alumni, faculty and staff who have helped us present the B.O.S.S. workshops this summer!


Published on July 17, 2020