In October, 1993, the Florida Legislature and the FSU College of Law honored one of their most distinguished statesmen and alumni by naming the Village Green for James Harold Thompson, a member of the law school’s charter class. Thompson was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1974, five years after graduating from FSU Law, and rose rapidly through the legislative ranks, serving as Speaker of the House in 1985 and 1986 and being elected “Most Effective Member of the House” by his peers. Speakers at the dedication ceremony included Florida Senate President Pat Thomas, whose amendment to a legislative bill was responsible for renaming the Village Green in Thompson’s honor. Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte, who was dean of the College of Law from 1984 to 1989 when many improvements that resulted from Thompson’s legislative effectiveness took place, also spoke. Also in 1993, a pilot project in Legal Writing Program Director Will Murphy’s class was described in the FSULaw alumni magazine as, “connecting instructor and students through an electronic mail (E-mail) computer network.” The article said 83 percent of the law school students had computers at home and if the pilot proved successful, all legal writing students would be using the network the following fall.