Giving Tuesday

Support a recent graduate taking the bar exam in 2017!

As an alum, you’re likely aware that Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) College of Law achieved a 52.9 percent first-time passage rate on the July 2016 Florida Bar Exam. While we’re elated for the 36 graduates who passed the Bar on their first try, we remain steadfast in our support for alums who will  repeat the bar exam as well as the new graduates who will take it for the first time in 2017.

In honor of Giving Tuesday, we are asking FAMU College of Law alumni to help relieve some of the stress of bar preparation by sponsoring the lunches and snacks of grads who will take the bar exam in February and July 2017. Our goal is to help 100 graduates by raising enough money to provide each of them with lunch for the two days of the Bar exam in Tampa and snacks in-between study sessions in the law school’s new B.E.S.T. Lounge. Created to complement the Bar Exam Success Training Program, the B.E.S.T. Lounge was opened in May 2016 to provide graduates with a respite from the rigors of studying for the bar exam. Staffed by B.E.S.T. instructor coaches, the lounge featured comfy chairs and sofas that graduates took advantage of to relax, along with coffee, water and lots of healthy snacks to help alums maintain their energy.

The cost to provide 100 graduates with snacks in the B.E.S.T. Lounge throughout the 10-week study bar prep study session is $15 per person. Coupled with the $60.00 per person cost of the buffet lunch for two days at the Bar exam in Tampa, the total cost to Help Relieve the Stress of Bar Prep is $75.00 per person. That means we need to raise $7,500.00 by December 30, 2016. A $150.00 contribution would support two graduates taking the bar exam.

Would you please give a generous gift today to Help Relieve the Stress of Bar Prep?

Click here to make your tax-deductible contribution to the FAMU Foundation on behalf of 2017 bar takers. (Be sure to designate your gift to the Annual Fund.)

To show your support for Giving Tuesday, please take a picture, tag it #unselfie, #GivingTuesday and #Igivetofamulaw and upload to your Instagram, Twitter or Facebook until December 30, 2016.

Support a recent graduate taking the bar exam in 2017!