James Bell

Bell Headshot
2022 Grad
University of Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Area of Interest
Probate or criminal law

What do you feel is unique about Tallahassee and/or the College of Law?
FSU Law’s location in Tallahassee is one of its strongest attributes as it provides its students with proximity to an impressive group of legal professionals in both the private and public sectors. For example, I went to the Florida Supreme Court (located just 2 blocks away from FSU Law) multiple times during my 1L year, both in and out of class. Law students at FSU are able to interact with legal professions in an in-person manner that can be tough to beat at schools elsewhere. 

How have you interacted with our alumni network?
I have had many great opportunities to meet and interact with FSU Law alumni. The law school itself does a good job facilitating opportunities for its students to meet their alumni both on and off campus. Additionally, there are several social events around town put on by organizations such as the Young Lawyers Section of the Tallahassee Bar Association where I have been able to meet FSU Law alumni. 

What has been the best experience you have had at the College of Law thus far?
The best experience I’ve had at FSU Law thus far has been listening to the variety of speakers that come to campus during the lunch hour. These speakers are invited to campus by student organizations and different offices within the law school such as Career Services. These give you the option to spend your lunch interacting with an attorney or other legal professional from a field of law you may have interest in, and they also usually have lunch food catered from local favorites around Tallahassee as well!

Which professor has been particularly helpful to you during your time at the College of Law?
This one definitely goes to my Legal Writing professor, Professor Busch! He is a relatively recent FSU Law graduate himself, so he is always able to give very relatable advice both in class and in his office hours. I’m glad to have had him for my first two semesters of law school and I hope to take his Lawyers as Leaders class before I graduate!