Greetings From The Dean

At Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law, we don’t just produce lawyers. Our graduates are champions of civil rights and social justice. They lead criminal justice reform. They transform their communities and empower citizens to change the world.

 

Located in the fourth fastest growing city in the U.S. and the fastest growing city in Florida, (according to Forbes), the College of Law campus in Orlando is surrounded by your future employers (government offices, major law firms, large corporations and legal services agencies) and just steps from the George C. Young United States Courthouse and Federal Building.

 

Our curriculum emphasizes theoretical coursework, practical experience, public service and professionalism at our state-of-the-art facility boasting a four-story law library with more than 300,000 volumes. A ceremonial moot courtroom hosts special events such as visits from the Appellate Court. Three practice courtrooms are where future litigators hone their oratory and writing skills. The College of Law is distinguished by its Center for International Law and Justice, which engages in nationally recognized research, training, and advocacy in the areas of international and comparative law.

 

Whether you’re a traditional full-time day student or attending classes part-time in the evening, our program’s flexibility is designed to meet your academic and professional goals. Our affordability earned us the number one ranking among the 10 Best Bargain Law Schools by On Being a Black Lawyer.

 

Make no mistake, we are proud of our HBCU heritage – we have produced more African-American lawyers in the past five years, on average, than every Florida public law school combined. But we are also inclusive to all who seek a law school community where intellectual freedom and self-discovery are encouraged; 70 percent are minority and 60 percent are women. Since re-establishing in 2002, more than 1,500 leaders in law have graduated from our program.

 

I invite you to learn more about the FAMU College of Law. Fueled by a passion for change, we are devoted to your education and career development. We are Rattlers for Justice!

Sincerely,

LeRoy Pernell, Interim Dean and Professor of Law