News and Faculty Articles

The Center's work has been featured in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, on the CBS television news program 60 Minutes II, and on the National Public Radio program, This American Life. Internationally, magazines in Spain and Germany have chronicled the Center's cases.

Press Releases:

Faculty Articles:

 

News:

  • Professor Paolo Annino was mentioned in the Florida Courier article, “Wanted: Florida foster parents.” (May 25, 2013)
  • Professor Wendi Adelson discussed the Medical-Legal Partnership during an interview by WCTV during their segment, “Moms Everyday.” (May 13, 2013)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in The Daytona Beach News-Journal article, “Healthcare Law, Access Issues At Center of Scope-of-Practice Fights.” (March 9, 2013)
  • Professor Wendi Adelson penned an article, “Health Care Providers Could Help Stop Human Trafficking,” that was published on the state of Florida’s Board of Medicine Web site. (January 10, 2013)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in the Orlando Sentinel story, “Court rulings leave uncertainty about life-without-parole sentences for juvenile killers.” (November 12, 2012)
  • Professor Paolo Annino, his students, and the Public Interest Law Center were featured in The Florida Bar News article, “Law students fight to bring the ‘hidden children’ home.” (October 1, 2012)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was highlighted in the FSView and Tallahassee Democrat article, “FSU law fights cuts to Medicaid for children.” (September 23, 2012)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in The Miami Herald article, “Florida’s way: Nursing home profits trump sick kids’ special needs.” (September 8, 2012)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle article, “Feds: Fla. dumping disabled kids in nursing homes.” (September 7, 2012)
  • Professor Wendi Adelson authored an article, “Children Don’t Belong on Backpage,” published byThe Huffington Post. (July 11, 2012)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in the Naples Daily News article, “Supreme Court decision could mean sentence hearings for hundreds of Florida convicts.” (June 26, 2012)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in the Orlando Sentinel article, “U.S. Supreme Court decision likely to benefit Florida inmates who killed as juveniles.” (June 25, 2012)
  • Professor Paolo Annino and President Emeritus and Professor Sandy D’Alemberte were featured in the WFSU story, “Tallahassee’s best legal minds to be recognized.” (April 27, 2012)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in a Sun Sentinel article, “Lawsuit claims state traps sick, disabled kids in nursing homes.” (March 14, 2012)
  • Professor Wendi Adelson and her book were highlighted in The Florida Bar News article, “Advocating for modern-day slaves inspires novels.” (February 1, 2012)
  • Professor Wendi Adelson was interviewed about her new book on NBC Live Miami (December 2011)
  • Professor Wendi Adelson’s book was featured in a Tallahassee Democrat article, “Law professor’s book spotlights the toll of human trafficking.” (November 8, 2011)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in a St. Petersburg Times article, "Man who served 11 years fails to persuade Hillsborough judge to set him free." (October 6, 2011)
  • Public Interest Law Center students and Professor Paolo Annino were featured in a Florida Bar Foundation story. (August 2011)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in a St. Augustine Record article, "Teen sentences pose challenge." (August 1, 2011)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in the Los Angeles Times in an article, "Boy charged in father's death had problems with violence and aggression." (May 4, 2011)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in the Orlando Sentinel in an article, "'Graham Law' would replace life without parole for juveniles." (April 12, 2011)
  • Public Interest Law Center students, Annino featured in Florida Bar Foundation story
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  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in the St. Petersburg Times, in an article, "McCollum's challenge of Obama's health care plan is central to national debate."(December 16, 2010)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in a Miami Herald column, "Clemency process favors rock idol over a hard case." (December 6, 2010)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in an article, "Governor unlikely to help criminal given life for crimes committed in his youth." (December 1, 2010)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in a Sarasota Herald-Tribune article, "Juvenile offenders still get near-life terms." It was picked up by the Orlando News Center. (November 21, 2010)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in The St. Augustine Record in an article, "Lifer hopes for second chance." (July 18, 2010)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in an opinion piece in the Ocala Star-Banner, "Too young for life." (June 13, 2010)
  • The Florida State University College of Law Public Interest Law Center and Professor Paolo Annino were featured in The Florida Bar News in an article, "Professor says ruling provides Second Chance Act momentum." (June 1, 2010)
  • Professor Paolo Annino appeared on the ABC news show, Nightline, in a story, "The Teenage Lifers." (May 28, 2010)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in The St. Augustine Record, in a story, "For lifer, hope for release." (May 23, 2010)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in an editorial by the Tallahassee Democrat, "Second chances: Annino's work offers a glimmer of hope." (May 21, 2010)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was featured on Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly in the story "Juvenile Sentencing Decision." (May 21, 2010)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in Florida Today in a story, "Supreme Court ruling may affect local inmates." (May 19, 2010)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in the Tallahassee Democrat, "High court ruling relies on FSU study." (May 19, 2010)
  • The recent visit of United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to the Florida State University College of Law was covered by The Florida Bar News. The issue also included an update on legislation supported by members of the Public Interest Law Center. Professor Paolo Annino was quoted. (May 1, 2010)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in a FloridaToday article about a bill moving through the Florida legislature, "Bill on juvenile inmates makes strides in Tallahassee." (March 13, 2010)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in the Orlando Sentinel in a story, "Kids deserve a voice:
    Legislators should take cost-effective advocacy program for endangered kids off budget chopping block." (February 24, 2010)
  • A study performed by Professor Paolo Annino and the Public Interest Law Center was cited by The Washington Times in an blog, "Life for children: What about redemption?" (November 26, 2009)
  • A study performed by Professor Paolo Annino and the Public Interest Law Center was cited by The New York Times in an article, "Line Drawn in One Case Dissolves in Another." (November 23, 2009)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in an article, "Ugly Truth: Most U.S. Kids Sentenced to Die in Prison Are Black," for the Center for Research on Globalization. (November 11, 2009)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in a Tampa Tribune article, reprinted from The New York Times, "High court reviews life term for youths." (November 9, 2009)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in The Miami Herald in an article, "Attorneys for Florida juvenile 'lifers' present case to Supreme Court." (November 9, 2009)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in Florida Today in an article, "Beneath surface, a life of violence." (November 8, 2009)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in The New York Times in an article about the Supreme Court and life sentences for juveniles, "Weighing Life in Prison for Youths Who Didn’t Kill." (November 7, 2009)
  • A study performed by Professor Paolo Annino and students from the Public Interest Law Center was discussed in a Palm Beach Post article. Annino was quoted. (October 14, 2009)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in a Palm Beach Post news story, "Will judge impose life in Dunbar rape case? National experts watching." (October 13, 2009)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in The Ledger in an article, "Parole-Ban Reconsideration: Life Without Parole." (September 6, 2009)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in an article, "Florida Justice: Tough on youths." (August 9, 2009)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in The Miami Herald in an article, "In death, Broward father may become dad again." (July 28, 2009)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in an article titled, "No chance for Second Chance for Children in Prison Act." (June 15, 2009, The Florida Bar News)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in an article, "Bill to help young inmates get parole is killed in Legislature." (April 25, 2009, St. Petersburg Times)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in an article titled "Bill would give kids in adult prisons a chance at parole." (April 15, 2009, The Florida Bar News)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was quoted in a commentary piece, "Cruel cut: Don't fire kids' advocates." (April 11, 2009, Orlando Sentinel)
  • For young people in prison, life sentence can mean no parole (March 1, 2009, St. Petersburg Times article)
  • Professor Annino quoted in German weekly newsmagazine Focus. (March 2009)
  • Professor Paolo Annino was featured in a story on the show Religion & Ethics Newsweekly. (January 30, 2009, Public Broadcasting Service)
  • Law students draft legislation for parole options for adolescents (May 1, 2008 Florida Bar News article)
  • Professor Annino and the Public Interest Law Center were featured in a Palm Beach Post column about the Children in Prison Rehabilitation Act titled "State passing on a no-brainer." (April 11, 2008)
  • Treatment is a miracle to parents, an experiment to state (April 3, 2008 Miami Herald article)
  • FSU law school students work to redeem futures of juvenile convicts (January 17, 2008 Tallahassee Democrat column)
  • When it's wrong to throw away the key (January 6, 2008 St. Petersburg Times editorial)
  • Bill redeems model inmates locked up as kids (January 2, 2008 St. Petersburg Times article)
  • Professor Annino Appears on the Bill O'Reilly Show
  • Professor Annino trains University of Guyana Students on Legal Service Clinic Advocacy