Donald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates Program Offered Virtually

Press Date
June 18, 2021
Justice Lawson on Zoom

Florida Supreme Court Justice Alan Lawson ('87) speaks with 2021 SUG participants

We welcomed our 30th class of students to the Donald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates Program (SUG) on June 1. The 2021 program is being held virtually, but students are immersed in the same types of sessions and activities that have earned SUG national honors. Students are participating in frequent legal writing, criminal procedure and leadership classes; attending sessions on LSAT preparation and the law school admissions process; hearing from current law students about the law school experience; and meeting with alumni and FSU Law administrators to learn more about the legal profession and the wide variety of jobs available to law school graduates. Current law students who are serving as mentors are also available to help SUG participants navigate the program and provide advice related to law school. Last week, students were treated to an hour-long Q&A session with alumnus Justice Alan Lawson (’87). This week, the students’ packed schedule included virtual interviews with more than 60 FSU Law alumni from across the country and lunch with FSU Law faculty members. Students also attended a networking reunion session with 30 SUG alumni located around the nation in celebration of SUG's 30th class. Next week, SUG students will attend a special session with alumnus Benjamin Crump (’95). The program will conclude on Friday, June 25, with a closing reception and awards ceremony featuring program benefactor and FSU Law alumnus Wayne Hogan (’72). We are grateful to Wayne for making this program possible and to him and the many other alumni who help us provide an enriching four weeks of programming to the next generation of lawyers each summer.


Published on June 18, 2021