Student Organizations

FAMU Law students are active and involved members of the community. Over the years, multiple organizations have been formed reflecting diverse interest and concerns.

These organizations play an important role beyond that of fostering camaraderie. By sponsoring speakers, hosting panel discussions, and encouraging dialogue on a wide variety of legal issues, the activities of FAMU Law student organizations have become an important extension of the curriculum. Students representing these organizations take pride in the community by participating in events and activities that enhance and improve Central Florida, including the nearby Parramore community.

To contact any of the FAMU Law student organizations, email to

College of Law Student Organizations


President: Stephanie Bohigas  / Brianna Bell
Faculty Advisor: Kim Crag-Chaderton

With more than 1.5 million members, nearly 300 staff attorneys, thousands of volunteer attorneys, and offices throughout the nation, the ACLU of today continues to fight government abuse and to vigorously defend individual freedoms including speech and religion, a woman’s right to choose, the right to due process, citizens’ rights to privacy and much more. The student chapter supports this effort.

President: Shakina Williams 
Faculty Advisor: Patricia Broussard 

We, the Armed Forces Student Organization of Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law, have united to form a non-partisan association in order to enhance our educational experiences; promote and sustain the academic success of military servicemember law students, veteran law students, families of current and former service members, government contractors, and those who support the Armed Forces of the United States of America. Furthermore, we seek to participate in activities that allow us to develop personal and professional bonds within the camaraderie of the various military branches; raise awareness about the professional opportunities and resources available through the military to active military, veterans, government contractors, and their families; and maintain and promote knowledge of the issues that may affect the military, veteran, and government workers who are also law students.

President: Alexus Garnett 

Faculty Advisor: Darryll Jones

The mission of the Black Law Students Association is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black and minority attorneys who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.

President: Tiana Loving 
Faculty Advisor: Patricia Broussard

President: Andrea Small  
Faculty Advisor: Kim Crag-Chaderton

President : Maria Reyes 

Faculty Advisor: Ann Marie Cavanos

The purpose of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Society is to educate and inform students about the realities of practicing in the entertainment and sports law fields. Our chapter works to enrich law students’ engagement with the media, entertainment, arts, and sports worlds through a wide array of exciting programming throughout the year.

President: Daniel Jefferson 
Faculty Advisor: William Henslee

The Criminal Law Society’s purpose is to provide a forum for students to explore current discourse, issues, and interests in different areas of criminal law.

President: Rebecca Tinton 
Faculty Advisor:  Shiv Persaud

The purpose of the Young Lawyers Division is to stimulate and encourage the interest and participation of division members in the purposes of The Florida Bar.

President: Merjan Kareem 
Faculty Advisor: Mark Dorosin

HALSA’s purpose is to provide guidance to its members through mentoring programs; create unity amongst HALSA members; participate in community service activities; form lasting professional relationships with the legal community; serve as a voice on issues impacting the Hispanic community; and act as a liaison between the Hispanic community and the legal community.

President: Ana Cook 
Faculty Advisor: Maritza Reyez

The FAMU Law Review is a student-run organization working to publish a journal of legal scholarship for use by practitioners, judges, professors, and students. We are functionally independent from the College of Law, with the student editors making all editorial, organizational, and day-to-day operational decisions.

President: Ankevia Taylor 
Faculty Advisor: Omar Saleem

The purpose of the Marshall Bell Law Society is to promote cross-cultural sensitivity and competence in legal education and practice.

President: Cassidy Mauth 
Faculty Advisor: Shiv Persaud

Florida A&M University College of Law chapter of Minorities for Medical Marijuana is committed to curating a culturally and socially inclusive environment where diversity, advocacy, and education are of top priority. FAMU M4MM will serve as a resource to the collegiate and local community by coordinating events focused on Cannabis legislation and policy, social justice and outreach.

President: Jai’Ehir Jackson-Hawkins 

Faculty Advisor: Jeffrey Brown

The purpose of the Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity is to form a strong bond that unites students and teachers of the law with members of the Bench and Bar in a fraternal fellowship designed to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under law.

President: Jai’Ehir Jackson-Hawkins 
Faculty Advisor: Jonathan Fineman

The purpose of this organization is to educate current law students on issues related to real property, probate, and trust law and facilitate networking opportunities for those seeking to practice in this field after graduation.

President: Madison Flanagan 
Faculty Advisor: Jeffrey Brown

Promotes education and discussion of legal and societal issues relating to sexual orientation and gender identity.

President: Rebecca Lopez 
Faculty Advisor: Jeffrey Brown

All FAMU Law students are members of the Student Bar Association (SBA), the law school’s student government. Through its elected officers and representatives, the SBA acts as an advocate of the student body, oversees the funding of student organizations, and sponsors social, professional, and community service programs and events. All students are encouraged to participate in SBA elections and take advantage of the programs and activities that the SBA sponsors throughout the year, including the Barrister’s Ball and other events.

President: Tracy Guervil 
Faculty Advisor: Reginald Mitchell Sr.

The Tax Law Society is established to promote awareness among students and alumni of the opportunities provided by the study and practice of tax law. Through a variety of student and alumni events and programs, TLS ultimately aims to educate it, members, raise awareness of opportunities available in the field and facilitate the development of professional contacts.

President: Irina Ewing Faculty Advisor: Darryll Jones

The Women’s Law Caucus operates to advance the rights and improve the position of women and all persons in society by furthering legal, civil, and human rights.

President: Michelle Wanamaker 
Faculty Advisor: Patricia Broussard