As we were climbing the ladder into the nation’s top law schools as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, 2005 was a big year. FSU College of Law jumped 11 slots—to #56 from #67. In April 2005, FSU Law Professor Lois Shepherd was a guest on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation-Science Friday for insight into end-of-life issues stemming from the high-profile Terri Schiavo case. In May 2005, the College of Law’s Children’s Advocacy Center received one of the most prestigious awards in clinical education for its Children in Prison Project. The Clinical Legal Education Association awarded FSU with the Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Project, an award that recognizes projects that reflect “creative and high-quality solutions to novel problems.” During the fall 2005 semester, FSU waived out-of-state tuition for students evacuated from states devastated by Hurricane Katrina. FSU Law rallied to support displaced law students from Tulane University Law School and Loyola University School of Law who accepted our offer for visiting student status. Students, faculty and alumni pulled together food, linens, money, school supplies, books and temporary housing for the visiting students. In December 2005, FSU Law graduated its first LL.M. in American Law student, Sovanna K. “Chhem” Sip from Cambodia. To date, 66 students have graduated from this program.