Message From Student Bar Association President

Fellow Rattlers for Justice,

We made it! No matter how our stories began, all roads have led us to Florida A&M University College of Law. It is no coincidence that we find ourselves here – on the precipice of a year poised to lay the foundation for our best story yet. We are gathered and united by our bond to be better and do better. We are building better for ourselves, in homage to those whose shoulders we proudly stand upon, and the many who will follow the legacy we leave for them.

In its short tenure since reestablishment, the College of Law has ushered through its doors some of the most brilliant legal scholars, innovative legal strategists, and fierce advocates all in the name of a mission to serve as a transformative force for the public good. Be it year one, the middle of the road, or the last hoorah; these very doors swing open to welcome us into this academic year with a laser focus and incomparable determination. Preparing us to one day soon join the ranks of our esteemed alumnus.

As we draft the blueprint of our challenge to be better and do better, it is my privilege and honor to serve as your Student Bar Association President. Each new day we face, will be an opportunity to solidify our foundation, perfect the framework, and show ourselves to be more than meets the eye. When we find our day may not be our best, let us be reminded, “In the darkest moments, when the work doesn’t seem worth it, and the change seems just out of reach: out of our willingness to push through comes a tremendous power…use it.” (Stacey Abrams.)

The Student Bar Association is dedicated to the building of better. We lead the challenge to being better, and offer to be a place of resource and support as you navigate through this academic year. We have assembled the voices of our colleagues to serve in committees designed to engage the whole law student. We endeavor to do better, as your voice on the threshold of effecting positive change. We set out to build an enhanced College of Law experience.

As members of the College of Law FAMUly, I invite you to continue writing your story boldly, on purpose and unapologetically. Use your tremendous power to do better; be better, and we shall meet you with the same!

Beaming with Rattler Pride,


Suwana Jean Janvier

Florida A&M University College of Law

Student Bar Association President 2021-2022

2021-2022 Student Bar Association


Suwana Jean Janvier

Vice President:

Sheray Patillo


Amanda Jordan


Shayla McIntyre

Attorney General

Oscar Draughn


Jenae Wood

ABA Representative

Makayla Hines

3L Day Rep

Jasmin Hernandez

3L Day Rep

Kai Smith

3L Evening Rep

T. Ray Benson

2L Day Rep

Tracy Guervil

2L Day Rep

Amari Roberts

2L Evening Rep

Jai’Ehir Jackson-Hawkins

Alumni Relations Chair

Daniel Helligar

Barrister’s Ball Chair

Karis Adams

Community Engagement and Service Chair

Tiana Loving

Communications and Public Relations Chair

Tiara Perkins

Curriculum Chair

Laura Krivickas

Graduation and Hooding Ceremony Chair

LeeCrystal Smith

Parents Attending Law School Chair

Keyunna Harris

Scholarship and Tutoring Chair

M’Isha Hughes

Judiciary Committee Member

Michelle Bilsky

Judiciary Committee Member

Alejandra Esquivel

Student Disciplinary Committee Members:

Quannisha Allen

Olamide Oladapo