Greetings from the Dean
Thank you for expressing an interest in attending Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law. We are a law school with a rich tradition of opening the doors of opportunity to individuals who want to make transformative change in the world.
We are uniquely located in the heart of downtown Orlando, just steps from the George C. Young United States Courthouse and Federal Building; and mere blocks from governmental offices, major law firms, large corporations, and legal services agencies. Our prime location provides our students with direct access to the area’s largest employers of individuals with law degrees, offering our students and graduates ample avenues to gain practical experience in the legal profession.
Our state-of-the-art facility boasts a four-story law library with more than 300,000 volumes; a ceremonial moot courtroom for special events such as visits from the Appellate Court; and three practice court rooms to allow future litigators to hone their oratory and writing skills.
With tuition among the lowest of the 13 law schools in Florida along with a full-time day program and a part-time evening program, we are distinctly positioned to offer the traditional student and the working professional a chance to earn a law degree while accruing minimal debt. In addition, we have been named Number One among the 10 Best Bargain Law Schools by On Being a Black Lawyer.
Our student body is diverse, 79 percent minority and 54 percent women, helping to enrich a law school community where intellectual freedom and self-discovery are encouraged. Thanks to our renowned faculty, we focus on academic excellence in the classroom, emphasize practical experience and public service within our clinical programs, and stress professionalism through our co-curricular activities.
In the short time since the FAMU College of Law reopened its doors in 2002, we have graduated more than 1,000 lawyers and leaders who are making a positive impact on the legal profession throughout the nation. In the past five years, we have produced more African-American lawyers than every Florida law school combined.
Our future is bright and we’ve only just begun to realize our potential. I invite you to learn more about the FAMU College of Law because we are a law school on the rise!!!
LeRoy Pernell, Dean and Professor of Law