I n time for the spring 2012 semester, FSU Law expanded into the 50,000-square-foot Advocacy Center, which had previously been occupied by the Florida First District Court of Appeal. FSU Law worked with the Division of Historical Resources of the Florida Department of State to ensure preservation of the exterior of the building and the existing appellate courtroom, now named the John W. Frost, II Courtroom. The Business Law Certificate Program was created in 2012 to allow students planning a career in business or business law to receive specialized training in a set of core areas: publicly traded corporations, closely-held business entities, corporate finance, law and economics, and taxation. During the spring 2012 semester, the FSU Law Moot Court Team won four national competitions. Following the team’s world championship in October 2011, it was a record five championships for the 2011-2012 academic year. Florida Supreme Court Justice Ricky Polston (’87) was elected unanimously to serve as Florida’s 55th Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, starting July 1, 2012. Polston was the first FSU Law alum to be selected as Chief Justice of the state’s highest court. FSU College of Law alumni were well-represented in the national media in 2012 and beyond regarding the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. The case attracted media from around the United States and attorneys on both sides of the case had ties to the law school. Benjamin Crump (’95), Daryl Parks (’95) and Jasmine Rand (’09) all represented the family of the late Trayvon Martin. George Zimmerman, the man who openly admitted to shooting Martin while maintaining that he acted in self-defense, was represented by defense attorney Mark O’Mara (’82).