Student Code of Conduct

Florida A&M University College of Law expects that its students will act with honesty and integrity at all times. Any behavior or set of behaviors that is inappropriate and violates the academic and professional integrity of Florida A&M is taken very seriously.

Academic Misconduct

Florida A&M University has a code of student conduct to maintain the general welfare of the university community. The College of Law, as a member of the Florida A&M community, is governed by this code. The College of Law, however, shall have exclusive jurisdiction over matters of academic misconduct. In the event there is a conflict in regards to standards, procedures or penalties relating to matters of academic misconduct between the College of Law Student Code of Conduct and the University Code of Conduct, the University Student Code of Conduct shall prevail.

Florida A&M University College of Law – Student Handbook


Non-Academic Misconduct

Students at the College of Law are members of both the law school community and the larger University community. As such, the University’s Student Code of Conduct shall govern all non-academic misconduct that are not expressly addressed or covered by the College of Law Student Code of Conduct. The College of Law reserves the right to apply those rules internally (consistent with University standards) or forward the matter to the University.  All students should review and be knowledgeable about FAMU Regulation 2.012 – 2.013.  

Florida A&M University Regulations – Student Code of Conduct


Professional Misconduct

Professional misconduct while working in a legal clinic or similar program is measured primarily by the Florida Rules of Professional Conduct. Professional misconduct in other activities undertaken before graduation — such as paid or unpaid work for a law firm, government office, judge, or other organization that provides legal services — is measured by the rules of professional conduct that apply to lawyers and the rules of judicial conduct that apply to judicial assistants acting where the student conduct occurs.

Florida Rules of Professional Conduct


Incident Reporting Form

If you need to report an emergency, please call your local law enforcement or dial 911.

The Office of Student Affairs at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) College of Law is focused on student success and development through responsible community conduct. This is achieved through education and implementation of the Student Code of Conduct, which establishes the community standards of behavior for all students, on and off campus. If you have knowledge of a student violating the Student Code of Conduct, you are encouraged to report the incident.

Reports may involve Student Code of Conduct violations, a student who you feel may be struggling physically or psychologically, or any other behaviors of concern that you would like to see addressed. Please note that anonymous reports may limit the University’s ability to effectively address the misconduct or other concerning behavior.

By submitting this report, you acknowledge that all information contained in the report is true and correct to the best of your knowledge. Submitting a false report is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and will lead to disciplinary action. Furthermore, individuals involved may be afforded certain privacy rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which established requirements regarding the privacy of student records. Students have the right to inspect any information submitted regarding this matter.

If you have any questions regarding filing an incident report, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at (407) 254-4035.