Remembering President Emeritus Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte (1933-2019)


Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte passed away on May 20, 2019. He will be remembered for his countless contributions to Florida State University, the state, the legal profession and around the world. Closer to home, he left an important and permanent legacy at the law school, and it is hard to imagine the FSU Law community without his brilliance and compassion.

In his time as dean of the College of Law, D'Alemberte raised the profile of the law school in the eyes of the rest of the world.  His transformation of the law school's physical facilities and programs brought gravitas to our institution and forever increased opportunities for students. As president of FSU, he also increased law student opportunities when he established the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights. For the last 16 years, he was passionate about teaching at the law school, and he devoted himself to cultivating and mentoring his students.

D’Alemberte's family and friends are collecting memories of him and have asked that alumni and students email their memories and anecdotes to or mail them to the law school, c/o Lynn Peacock, at 425 W. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, Fla. 32306-1601. Memorializing D’Alemberte in this way will be particularly meaningful to those who loved him.

Published on May 28, 2019