In 2006, for the first time, the FSU Law Black Law Students Association (BLSA) was named the National BLSA Chapter of the Year at the organization’s national convention in Washington, D.C. Our BLSA has won several national and regional chapter awards and advocacy competitions since that time. Also in 2006, FSU President Emeritus and former FSU Law Dean Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte, was recognized with the International Bar Association’s prestigious Rule of Law Award. The award honors people who have made a significant and lasting contribution to upholding the rule of law worldwide. In 1989, D’Alemberte worked with the American Bar Association to found the Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative, a volunteer program charged with assisting emerging democracies across the region as they worked to create legal frameworks that would guarantee the rights of individuals. In 2006, Professor Paolo Annino was honored for his efforts, particularly on behalf of foster children, as the Guardian ad Litem Advocate of the Year by the statewide Guardian ad Litem Office and Governor Jeb Bush. A new, stronger program in Law, Business and Economics was announced in fall 2006. Dean Donald Weidner said the mission of this initiative was to give our students the sophistication necessary to pursue careers in the business world at the highest possible level. Also, The Florida Bar honored Clinical Professor Larry Krieger with the 2006 Faculty Professionalism Award. Clinical Professor Ruth Stone won the award in 2004.