In 2011, FSU Law broke into the U.S News & World Report top 50 law schools. The law school remains a top 50 school and currently is ranked #48. Also in 2011, Dean Weidner was named one of the decade’s most transformative law school deans by influential legal blogger and University of Chicago Law School Professor Brian Leiter. In March 2011, four members of the Florida Supreme Court visited the College of Law for Florida Supreme Court Day. Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady and Justices Barbara Pariente, Ricky Polston (’87) and Peggy Quince spent several hours at the law school for a question-and-answer session and reception. In 2011, FSU Law began utilizing state-of-the-art technology to host live video conferences with out-of-town alumni during Networking Noshes (now called “Food for Thought” luncheons) and interviews for summer associate positions, allowing employers to reduce both expenses and time related to recruitment travel. Also in 2011, Larry Krieger, Clinical Professor and Co-Director of Clinical Externship Programs, was one of 26 law professors featured in What the Best Law Teachers Do , a book detailing best practices used by professors in their teaching. In October 2011, the FSU Law Moot Court Team accomplished an unprecedented feat. They won an international advocacy competition – the World Finals of the 2011 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition in Cape Town, South Africa. After a long battle with ALS, Professor Steven G. Gey passed away in June 2011. Nearly 200 alumni, students and friends attended a memorial for him at the law school in September.