For the first time, in 2008, the FSU Environmental Law Program was rated in the nation’s top 10 by U.S. News & World Report. Since then, the program has consistently been rated among the nation’s best. In March 2008, Professor Joseph Dodge testified before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. Dodge, a leading scholar on tax issues, spoke about alternatives to the nation’s current estate and gift tax laws. In its second year, FSU Law’s “Tri-for-Gey” triathalon team nearly doubled in size and raised more than $68,000 (compared to the previous years $37,000) for ALS research in honor of Professor Steve Gey. During the spring 2008 semester, students enrolled in Civil Rights Litigation were taught by one of the most successful and well-respected civil rights attorneys in the nation. Adjunct Professor Fred Gray taught the course with Adjunct Professor Daniel M. Soloway (’85). Gray was an attorney for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott and hundreds of other major civil rights cases and provided FSU Law students with riveting accounts of his experiences. In 2008, Hispanic Business magazine named the College of Law the fifth best law school in the nation for Hispanics. This was the fifth year in a row that the law school was named in the top 10 and the highest ranking ever for Florida State Law. Also in 2008, The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) created a new Law Student Division and named its first president, FSU Law student Joseph Percopo (’09). The Law Student Division provides an extension of the YLD’s work to familiarize young lawyers with the services offered by The Florida Bar as they transition from law students to lawyers.