Student Bar Association President’s Welcome
Dear entering and returning classes,
On behalf of the Student Bar Association (SBA), I’d like to welcome you to Florida A&M University College of Law! This looks to be another exciting year at FAMU Law, and I’m thrilled you’ve chosen to call FAMU your new home.
With top-tier academics, acclaimed professors, a unique mission, and beloved traditions, it truly is an excellent time to be a Rattler! This year the University celebrates its 130th anniversary.
Your time at FAMU will be full of opportunities for personal growth. Here at the College of Law, we have over 30 student organizations that are always looking for new members. I encourage all of you to find your niche here at FAMU and follow your passion.
Our student body is among the most diverse in the nation our students come from all over the world; it should be relatively easy for you to find classmates you relate to and share a similar interest in the law. Whether you are looking to get involved with the SBA, join the Law Review, assist in the legal clinic, or participate in Moot Court, finding your niche will give you a solid foundation upon which to build your individual social experience here at the College of Law.
FAMU is a college constantly in a state of motion. We are always finding ways to improve the experience of the students who walk through our halls. During your time here, you can choose to actively participate in deciding how FAMU can change and become a better school for future classes. One way to do this is to get involved with the SBA.
Early this fall, the entering class will elect 1L Representatives to serve as the voice of their class on the SBA executive board. Upper classes have elected representatives during the past spring semester. I urge 1L students to consider running for office, only if they can serve while maintaining their academics. Not only is running for office an excellent way to meet your classmates but being a part of SBA also allows you to connect with many of our organizations and leaders on campus. As a member of SBA, you can propose ideas, work on teams to implement changes, and participate in extensive discussions on the future of the College of Law. And if running for office is not for you, we always have volunteer opportunities that you’re more than welcome to participate in. Just remember there is a place for everyone here at Florida A&M College of Law.
As President of the Student Bar Association, I implore you to look to your SBA representatives as role models. I hold SBA to a high standard of professionalism and invite you to do the same. The SBA is here to serve the student body, and being a member is more than a title or something to put on a résumé. It is a commitment to meet the needs and address the desires of the student body. As an organization, SBA has a substantial impact on campus policy and issues that concern our students.
If you’d like to learn more about getting involved in SBA, other campus organizations, need some help, or just want to chat, please let me know. Whatever it is, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me by phone at (407) 254-4016, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope that your FAMU experience is as enjoyable as mine has been. You have so much to look forward to over the next few years, and I couldn’t be more excited for you. Welcome!
In Rattler Pride,
Gregory F. George
President, Student Bar Association.
2017 – 2018 Executive Board
Gregory George – SBA President
Cyrus Ellison – SBA Vice President
Marina Zorina – Secretary
Priscilla Blow – Treasurer
Phone # 407-254-4047
Fax # 407-254-3295