"Thanks for the reinforcement of all those years of class with you. Having faced hypothetical exams before is one of the few things that makes me feel good about finals right now. It takes a lot less time for me to get it. I received a 50% scholarship and I love Notre Dame, but nothing can compare with the mentoring I received at Flagler." - Michelle "Mo" Kundmueller, Notre Dame Law School.
“Thank you so much for all you did to make my Law School dreams come true! Your dedication to pre-law students was one of the main reasons that I made Flagler my choice for undergrad and that choice has been more than beneficial.” – Valerie Watson, University of Florida Levin College of Law.
“During Orientation Week we had an Introduction to Law class. I realized that I really learned a lot in your classes. I have a good background in almost all of the topics discussed, which really gives me a head start." - Bradley Geier, The University of Iowa College of Law.
“The skills you are teaching your students at Flagler are the best preparation for law school. Far more than they realize right now, teaching them to spot issues will make the first semester at law school a lot easier. I know that while my classmates are still trying to figure out how to brief a case, I am always prepared for class because I already had those skills." - Shanon Hartigan, University of Florida Levin College of Law.
"Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for being my teacher. Thank you for being my friend. Thank you for believing in me. Thank you for being the example of what I can only hope to become." - Mike Kendall, Stetson University College of Law.
"I received a full scholarship. Again, Judge Poland, thanks so much for your support." - Tobi Bromfield, Washington and Lee School of Law.
“Professor Poland was always on hand to help me decide the best place to continue my education. As a result of his help, I was accepted to four excellent law schools. I enrolled at the University of San Diego, where I was offered a merit scholarship for ¾ of the tuition.” - Frank Marchetti, University of San Diego School of Law.
"After finishing my first year of law school at the University of Florida, it became apparent to me that not only was I better prepared for law school than the majority of my classmates, but my grades were better as well. I wholly attribute my success to Judge Poland and his approach for preparing students for law school." - Mark Ruff, University of Florida Levin College of Law.
"I am prepared and I understand what the professors are talking about. The work load is heavy, but I've been able to keep up without a problem. The Legal Method and Process classes you taught at Flagler were an enormous help. Just knowing what to look for in a case has helped me brief and understand them faster." - Audrey White, University of South Carolina School of Law.
"In the spirit of the Flagler Gargoyle, I shall persevere. Thank you for all your sound advice throughout the past years.” - Steven Minutelli, Suffolk University Law School.
"I'm third in the class so I’ve kept my full scholarship. I also received the Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Legal Writing. I think that Legal Method was very helpful, especially because the Pennoyer case was a big part of Judgments & Jurisdictions." - Sarah Mabery, Mercer University George School of Law.
"I just wanted to let you know that the consensus of former Flagler students is that we are extremely well-prepared. You did a great job of getting us ready." - Michael Stinson, University of Florida Levin College of Law.
"Flagler's pre-law program definitely prepared me. I can hardly imagine going through this without knowing how to read or brief a case. Several students do not have this experience, but the professors expect them to do it anyway. Last week we had to turn in briefs for Torts and this week we have to turn in a synthesis. Fortunately, I know how to do these things.” - Diana Martin, Washington and Lee School of Law and University of Florida Levin College of Law.
“I’m enjoying FSU Law School so far. The professors are great and I’m keeping up in class. I feel strongly that my undergraduate experience at Flagler College prepared me well for this. Thank you for all of the encouragement I received at Flagler.” - Brad Waldrop, The Florida State University College of Law.
“I doubt very much if I would have decided to go to law school and been accepted without your help and influence. I hope your students at Flagler appreciate how lucky they are to have an opportunity to participate in your program. Your classes not only led me to be passionate about law and applying to law school, but also set me months ahead of my first year classmates.” – Sam Sieman, Nova Southeastern University Law School.
“It’s great!! Thank you so much for the effort you put into getting me ready for this experience.” - Suzy Grimes, Florida International University College of Law.
“The first semester was rough, but I survived because of the things you taught us. If I didn’t know how to read and brief a case, I would have had a nervous breakdown within the first couple of weeks.” - Chelsey Cole, University of Richmond School of Law.
“I would like to thank you for your pre-law program. I can already tell that I have a leg up on the competition, especially in the case briefing area.” - Jeremy Fowler, Florida Coastal School of Law.
“I took the money (75% scholarship) and ran to Nebraska. Instead of being anxious or nervous, I’m energized and excited to start classes. I know that I am ready and you played a vital role in that.” - April Franklin, Creighton University School of Law.
“On Friday in Civil Procedure we begin our discussion of Pennoyer, Hess, and International Shoe. I know that I am well-prepared and I am fortunate to have examined those cases thoroughly at Flagler. Thanks for all the help.” – Michael Roberson, University of Arkansas School of Law.
“Law School opens doors that you may never have expected. The education at Flagler more than prepared me to take on these new challenges, as I am in the top one-fifth of my class. I especially thank Judge Poland for giving me the keys I needed to succeed in law school.” – Jen Little, The Florida State University College of Law.
“Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for all your hard work in preparing me for this moment. I have decided to attend New York University, even though Georgetown and Fordham are very tempting.” – Michael McGovern, New York University School of Law.
“Thank you again for your advice, encouragement, and of course your teaching! Some of the best educational experiences I had at Flagler were in your courses.” – Angeli Wickwire Heyne, Stetson University College of Law.
“Thanks for helping me get where I am. I remember fearing being called on in your classes. But calling on us at random really helped prep me for law school and I actually enjoy the process as a second year law student.” - Elizabeth Tosh, Valparaiso University School of Law.
“You were always a great teacher and as students we always appreciated your enthusiasm and support. I was always very motivated for your classes and I think that’s because you cared about the students.” – Markus Teichert, University of Stockholm School of Law.
“My level of comfort in law school classes is absolutely unbelievable. I know it’s because I had several undergraduate law courses at Flagler.” – Brooke Poland, The Florida State University College of Law.
“I want to say thanks for all your help at Flagler. You gave me an advantage over students who had never read or briefed a case.” – Jessica Roberts, Stetson University College of Law.
“I read the feature article on you in the Summer “05 Flagler Magazine and I agree completely. I felt that I had the upper hand at the beginning of law school because of the Flagler Pre-Law Program. Many thanks.” – Jimmy Hallberg, Florida Coastal School of Law.
“I want to thank you for everything that you taught me. I really don’t know how I would have made it through the first year without the classes that I took from you at Flagler College. All the best and thanks again.” – Chelsey Cole, University of Richmond School of Law.
“I feel so well-prepared and confidant as I begin law school. Your help while I was at Flagler was invaluable. What an asset you are at Flagler College. Thank you for everything.” – Emily Howes, Florida Coastal School of Law.
“I started law school last week and I must say thanks to you I am very well prepared for this law school thing.” – Nicholas Matlach, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.
“I want to thank you for being such a wonderful advisor, mentor, professor, friend, and role-model. You made such a difference in my time at Flagler and I appreciate your dedication to your students more than you will ever know. You truly are one of the greatest assets of Flagler College.” – Brittany Oliver, Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law
“I want to thank you for preparing me so well for law school. I know that it wouldn’t be this clear without all of your classes, guidance, and knowledge.” – Alyssa Clayton, University of Florida Levin college of Law.
“My experience at Flagler College and, in particular, your pre-law program put me at a great advantage my first year. Thank you.” - Jasmine Vasquez, DePaul University College of Law.
“When my colleagues struggled through the Erie Doctrine, I felt quite confident having already studied it at length. In sum, I am far better prepared having already discussed many of the major concepts that we are currently studying in law school. Keep up the good work.” – Forrest Bass, Stetson University College of Law.
“I must thank you so much for how well you prepared me. In every class I feel like I have some prior experience thanks to your wonderful classes and excellent teaching. Your students do not even know yet how lucky they are to have you!” – Kim Martinez, University of North Carolina School of Law.
“I have to say THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I do not know where I would be in law school right now if you had not taught me everything I needed to know before coming here. They hound about IRAC every day and I was the only person in the entire class who knew what they were talking about and had already applied it in the past. I get through the work quicker and understand it better because of all the things you taught me. – Andrew Petersen, Baylor University School of Law.
“I just wanted to write you and let you know that I am doing very well. I also wanted to let you know that you are most definitely one of those teachers who students remember their whole lives as the one who left an imprint on past and future endeavors. Thank you for that. You taught me so much and prepared me so well for what lie ahead.” – Kirsten Walther, Regent University School of Law.
“Your guidance and pre-law classes at Flagler have been very helpful to me at Roger Williams Law School. I was very prepared and seemed to know a lot more than the other students about how to approach the study of law. Thank you.” – Monica Burbelo, Roger Williams University School of Law.
“I feel so prepared. I can’t tell you how many times that I have thought, Thanks Judge.” – Jennifer Gardner, Stetson University College of Law.
“I am in my second year at UF Law, and I have certainly felt that the pre-law program at Flagler prepared me well. My experience reading, briefing, and presenting cases at Flagler provided me with confidence and preparation skills. I could not be happier with my college selection. I greatly appreciate the tools I learned in your classes; they have made the law school experience much more enjoyable. Thank you very much.” - Stacy Benfield, University of Florida Levin College of Law.
“Thank you so much for all the pre-law training. Law school has been easier because I already know how to brief a case, how to synthesize cases, and how to write properly. Also, your Legal Method and Process exams really are like law school exams.” - Jonathan Growick, Regent University School of Law.
“I just began taking my exams and I must say that Flagler’s Pre-law Program was more than a help. It boosted me up to a level beyond anyone else.” - Joseph Plati, Hofstra University School of Law.
“Things are going extremely well and your guidance, instruction, and recommendations were major factors in making this happen. Learning how to take a law exam has been extremely helpful.” – William Hamilton, Columbia University School of Law.
”I can’t believe how well prepared I was for law school from taking your classes. Everything is more understandable. So again, I can not thank you enough.” – Jake Sulzer, Widener University School of Law.
“I have to thank you. You taught me everything I know – how to read, brief, and analyze a case. Your classes showed me how to articulate my thoughts, debate other students, and find the right answer among all the wrong answers. I know that I have an advantage over all the other students in my section. I can’t thank you enough.” - Andrea Cone, Vermont Law School.
“Thank you so much for teaching me to read a case like a lawyer, to sift through the dicta and identify things that really matter, to brief cases without copying down every irrelevant fact, and to synthesize every new case with my body of legal knowledge. It is amazing how much those basic skills have benefited me in my short time at the University of Virginia Law. I believe that my four years at Flagler allowed me to walk into law school with my head high and my feet solidly planted. - Laura Mauldin, University of Virginia.
I have been called on six times in my first two weeks of class. I was prepared and I thank you for that. My preparation at Flagler College was outstanding. Thank you, again.” – Margot Meeks, University of Tennessee College of Law.
“As a 1L at Stetson University College of Law, I can not overemphasize how well prepared I came into my law school career. The foundation of how to read, brief, analyze, and synthesize cases has put me in a position where I literally hit the ground running. The writing skills which I gained from my pre-law classes have transformed my writing so that it is much more proficient and succinct in law school. The Legal Method and Process class and the Legal Writing class that I took at Flagler have helped me immensely in my Civil Procedure class at Stetson.” – Grant Gillenwater, Stetson University College of Law.
“Thank you so much for all the time you and Prof Moser invested in me at Flagler. Things have worked out perfectly since I started at Georgetown. I did well on my finals and was placed on a law journal.” - David Hemken, Georgetown University Law Center.
“There is no doubt that Flagler’s Pre-Law Program, not only made it possible for me to attend law school, but also gave me the tools to do well in law school. With utmost thanks and appreciation,” – Ryan King, Florida Coastal School of Law.
“Thank you for all of your advice – and hard work, too! Our conversations were invaluable and I know that I would not be here if it weren’t for your and Prof Moser’s motivation.” – Seth Muse, Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law.