In January of 1985, FSU Law dedicated the new Research Center building. The addition made way for renovation of space previously used as the library in the main classroom building. In the 1985 User’s Guide to the Law Library, Dean D’Alemberte said, “the addition of this library space has given us room to build elsewhere—perhaps the best courtroom facility anywhere for videotaping trial and appellate proceedings, a spacious student lounge, student and faculty offices, and seminar rooms and classrooms.” Also in 1985, beloved FSU professor Steven G. Gey joined the faculty. He was a nationally recognized scholar on constitutional law, focusing on freedom of speech and governmental treatment of religion under the First Amendment. Gey remained part of the FSU Law faculty until his death in 2011, after a long battle with ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease.