In 2007, the Florida Legislature committed $250,000 in planning money for FSU Law to expand into the courthouse being vacated by Florida’s First District Court of Appeal. Today the building is known as the Advocacy Center and houses our Public Interest Law Center, five courtrooms, classrooms, conference rooms and more! After beloved Professor Steve Gey announced he had been diagnosed with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) in December 2006, former and current students, colleagues and friends formed Team Gey and participated in a March 2007 triathlon at Maclay Gardens in Tallahassee. “Tri-for-Gey,” as the event was coined, raised more than $37,000 for ALS research in Gey’s name. Gey passed away in 2011. In April 2007, Fred Abbott, the Edward Ball Eminent Scholar Professor of International Law, organized more than 30 of the world’s most creative thinkers and leading experts on pharmaceuticals to discuss the future of global pharmaceutical regulation, ways to improve the system, research and development for new pharmaceuticals and assuring access to medicines. Experts in global pharmaceutical regulation have convened at FSU Law two times since the 2007 meeting. Also in 2007, longtime professors Charles “Chuck” Ehrhardt and John Yetter retired from full-time teaching after nearly 40 years at FSU. More than 400 people attended their retirement party to pay them tribute. “They set an early example for all of us at the law school,” said then Dean Don Weidner in the spring 2007 issue of FSU Law magazine. “They have been a great example for the new faculty, proving the wisdom in remaining engaged in the legal community more broadly,” he said. Both emeritus professors still continue to teach today, 10 years later.