Lauren Reed

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3rd Year
University of Central Florida
Sunrise, Florida
Area of Interest
Public policy, child advocacy, animal law

Why did you choose the College of Law?
I chose to attend Florida State University College of Law because the atmosphere here was like no other law school I looked at. Everyone at FSU Law is welcoming and wants to help students succeed. Watching how the students interacted with one another and faculty made me feel at home in a new place, which made my decision to attend school here clear.

What do you feel is unique about Tallahassee and/or the College of Law?
While attending school at FSU Law, you are literally within walking distance from the capitol building and the Florida Supreme Court. That makes for unique opportunities for networking, jobs, and everything else — just by attending law school in Tallahassee!

What has been the best experience you have had at the College of Law thus far?
Being able to participate in the Children's Advocacy Clinic during my summer after 1L year was the best experience I have had at the College of Law so far. I worked hands-on with clients and practiced my legal research skills. This experience strengthened my skills outside of the classroom and solidified that I want to work in the field of child advocacy in the future.

Which professor has been particularly helpful to you during your time at the College of Law?
Professor Annino has helped me so much. He has supported me in following my passion to help children, especially those in the foster care system. He has exposed me to opportunities I did not even know existed. I am so grateful to have had him as a professor.