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Marlie Blaise

Marlie Blaise

3rd Year
Undergrad: Florida State University
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
Area of Interest: Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Litigation, Employment Law, Appellate Practice

Why did you choose the College of Law?
I chose FSU College of Law because there was something about the atmosphere that enlightened my spirit. I knew this school was right for me when I came in to do my tour and the staff in the Admissions Office greeted me by my first name even though I had never met them before. Law school is typically stereotyped and characterized as having a competitive and brutal atmosphere. However, here at the College of Law there seems to be a happy feeling floating around in the hallways. From the faculty and staff to the students, everyone is kind and it makes receiving a legal education a lot easier.

Why do you want to be an attorney?
I would like to be an attorney to assist in making a difference in the world. I have past experience in volunteering with legal organizations such as Guardian Ad Litem and Department of Juvenile Justice, and I genuinely believe that my time put into each organization has impacted many lives and made differences for the better. I would like to continue impacting lives and advocating for others. In addition, I believe that if I am an attorney, I could assist with broadening the inclusion of diversity that is needed in the legal field to ensure justice and equality throughout the nation.

Which College of Law student organization stands out to you and why?
The College of Law student organization that stands out to me the most is BLSA. BLSA is unique because of their commitment to hard work and ensuring that the organization excels. Every month BLSA has an event, whether it is working with the Tallahassee Barristers to watch the President's State of the Union Address or presenting a panel of attorneys to answer questions that students may have in regards to the legal field. BLSA has done a lot to make first year law students feel welcomed at the College of Law, and because of that they stand out the most.

What do you recommend to guests visiting Tallahassee?
My favorite Tallahassee recommendation would have to be Mr. Robotos. As a law student, we tend to eat out a lot because studying doesn't allow time it takes to prepare a home cooked meal. Personally, Mr. Robotos has satisfied my cravings for "cooked food" on various occasions. Rather than resorting to fast food restaurants for a quick burger and fries, Mr. Robotos offers a hibachi style chicken, steak, shrimp, and rice meal that makes reading and briefing cases for the week a breeze.

Fun fact about Marlie.
A fun fact about myself is that I am a first generation law student. Unlike some of my peers, I do not have parents or siblings as lawyers. I find that this is a unique trait about myself because I am setting the trend for future generations within my family to follow.