News Release: FAMU Alum Andrew Ballentine Appointed by Governor to Florida’s Judicial Nominating Commission

ORLANDO, Fla –Gov. Ron DeSantis announced more than five dozen appointments and reappointments to Florida’s Judicial Nominating Commissions, the panels that recommend lawyers for judgeships. The appointees included Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law alum Andrew S. Ballentine (Class of 2015). He received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University of Florida.   “I am…

News Release: FAMU Law Professor Teaches Global Marijuana Law Course in The Hague, Netherlands

ORLANDO, Fla.- Florida A&M University (FAMU) Professor Jennifer Smith joined a group of law professors participating in a study abroad program in The Hague, Netherlands. Professor Smith taught Comparative Analysis of Global Marijuana Laws at the International Institute of Social Studies.   “Considering cutting-edge legal issues in cannabis law with students in the Netherlands was…

News Release: FAMU Law Legal Clinic Students Participate in Guardian Ad Litem Program Volunteer Training

ORLANDO, Fla.- Florida A&M University (FAMU) Legal Clinic students received Volunteer Advocate for Children (VAC) training on July 10, at FAMU Law.  The specialized training was conducted by the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar. Guardian Ad Litem Attorney and FAMU Law alum Sally McArthur (Class of 2006) conducted the training which is…

News Release: Alumna Amber Johnson Becomes Charleston’s First Diversity Manager Following Slavery Apology

ORLANDO, Fla –Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law alumna Amber Johnson (Class of 2009) has been hired as the first-ever manager of Diversity, Racial Reconciliation, and Tolerance for the City of Charleston, South Carolina.   The Diversity, Racial Reconciliation, and Tolerance manager position was created as part of the Slavery Apology Resolution passed by…