Professor Nat Stern Retiring, Celebrating 40 Years at FSU Law

Press Date
December 3, 2021
Professor Stern

This year marks John W. & Ashley E. Frost Professor Nat Stern’s 40th year teaching at FSU Law! During his four decades at the law school, Professor Stern has made far too many contributions to count. He has taught thousands of students, introduced hundreds of undergraduates to the joys of legal education through our Donald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates Program, and expertly served as faculty advisor to our Moot Court Team since 1993. He also has been a leader in terms of faculty governance, including serving for a year as associate dean for academic affairs and chairing the faculty appointments and curriculum committees several times. Stern is a favorite in the classroom and has deservedly won numerous teaching awards. Under his leadership, the Moot Court Team has won many national competitions and two international competitions—last year was the team’s most successful, proving that Stern continues to lead the team with extreme skill almost 30 years after taking the helm. In addition, Stern is a very productive scholar and engaged colleague. Celebrating Stern's 40 years at FSU is also bittersweet for us because he recently announced that he will retire from the full-time faculty at the end of this academic year. While this is a huge loss for our community, we take solace in the fact that he plans to continue to oversee the Moot Court Team. We are very pleased that his friendly smile will still be present on campus! We plan to celebrate Professor Stern and his retirement this spring and will share more details about the celebration as they are finalized next year.

Published on December 3, 2021