Dean Emeritus and Alumni Centennial Professor Donald Weidner joined our faculty in 1976. Under his leadership, the law school climbed into the top tier of U.S. law schools and was consistently recognized as one of the nation’s best in terms of job placement. After 20+ years of leading the law school, Dean Weidner retired as dean in June 2016. Also in 1976, funding continued to be an issue for both FSU and the College of Law. In February, a group of about 100 law students marched in peaceful protest to FSU’s administration building seeking emergency aid for funding the law school library. University President Stanley Marshall met with law students and said he would support their efforts to secure additional funding for the law school from the legislature and private sources. “I am the chief lobbyist for the university, but that doesn’t preclude other people from doing this,” the president was cited as saying in a Florida Flambeau article. Also in 1976, Carol Ann Turner (’77) was the first woman to serve as editor-in-chief of the Florida State University Law Review. She was one of the few women editors-in-chief of law reviews in the country at the time.