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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (September 23, 2013) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that Lauren Reynolds, a third-year law school student at Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, has been selected to receive the first-ever Gunster Environmental Law Scholarship and Clerkship.

Third-year FSU law school student Lauren Reynolds, recipient of Gunster's Environmental Law Scholarship and Clerkship, in the firm's Tallahassee office on September 6, 2013.

Third-year FSU law school student Lauren Reynolds, recipient of Gunster’s Environmental Law Scholarship and Clerkship, in the firm’s Tallahassee office on September 6, 2013.

In addition to a $5,000 scholarship from Gunster, third-year law school student Lauren Reynolds began her paid 10-week clerkship at the firm’s Tallahassee office on Thursday, September 5.

The dean’s office and environmental law faculty at FSU College of Law chose Reynolds out of all applicants seeking to pursue a career in environmental law.

“We feel strongly that it’s our responsibility to help tomorrow’s lawyers,” said Terry Cole, a shareholder and environmental law attorney in Gunster’s Tallahassee office. The firm announced it had partnered with FSU to offer the combination scholarship/clerkship earlier this year.

While Reynolds is at Gunster, she will gain valuable work experience and exposure to the various regulation groups in Florida, including the Public Service Commission, as well as monitor environmental and land use issues for the firm and its clients.

Reynolds told the FSU scholarship committee that she hopes to develop her interests in the field through the opportunity.

In addition to her outstanding academic record, Reynolds’ previous work experience includes an internship for Justice R. Fred Lewis of the Florida Supreme Court last summer, and an internship for the Urban Land Institute in central Florida in the summer of 2009. She received her B.A. from Barnard College in New York.

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About Gunster 

Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, provides full-service legal counsel to leading organizations and individuals from its 11 offices statewide. Established in 1925, the firm has expanded, diversified and evolved, but always with a singular focus: Florida and its client’s stake in it. A magnet for business-savvy attorneys who embrace collaboration for the greatest advantage of clients, Gunster’s growth has not been at the expense of personalized service, but because of it. The firm serves clients from its offices in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 160 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 350 largest law firms. More information about its practice areas, offices and insider’s view newsletters is available at www.gunster.com.

Contact:

Jenni Garrison

Director of Corporate Communications

561-804-4350, jgarrison@gunster.com

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