FAMU LAW News

Florida A&M University Recognizes LaDray B. Gilbert with Distinguished Alumni Award

Orlando, FL – June 6, 2018 – Florida A&M University College of Law Graduate LaDray B. Gilbert was recently honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award in the Legal Profession during the FAMU National Alumni Association Annual Convention, Black-tie Gala. The event was held May 25th at the Rosen Centre Hotel, in Orlando.

Gilbert was among 26 honorees selected for excelling in their career, with outstanding civic involvement, and making exceptional contributions to the University and the FAMU National Alumni Association. More than 400 alumni, family and friends from across the state and nation attended the event. “I am honored to be a dean to many brilliant scholars and graduates of the FAMU College of Law,” said Interim Dean LeRoy Pernell. “Mr. Gilbert is one of our shining stars and is much deserving of this award.”

Gilbert received his Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the FAMU College of Law in 2008. He is currently Managing Attorney representing personal injury law at The Gilbert Firm, P.A. in Mariana, Florida.  Gilbert has associate attorneys in Atlanta, Georgia; Montgomery, Alabama; and Orlando, Florida.

National Alumni Association members nominated alumni for awards in the categories of athletics, community service, business, medicine, technology, law, education, government, military and health.

 

About FAMU College of Law

The FAMU College of Law is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, just steps from the George C. Young United States Courthouse and Federal Building; and blocks from governmental offices, major law firms, large corporations and legal service agencies.

The college’s prime location provides 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. 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, the college is distinctly positioned to offer the traditional student and the working professional a chance to earn a law degree while accruing minimal debt.

The College of Law’s student body is diverse – 72 percent minority and 56 percent women – helping to enrich a campus community where intellectual freedom and self-discovery are encouraged.  Thanks to its renowned faculty, the college focuses on academic excellence in the classroom; emphasizes practical experience and public service within its clinical programs; and stresses professionalism through its co-curricular activities.

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