Law Review Organization

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The Florida A & M University (FAMU) Law Review is a student-run organization at the Florida A & M University College of Law. Our main purpose is to publish a journal of legal scholarship for use by practitioners, judges, professors, and students. FAMU Law Review currently publishes one journal a year. We are functionally independent from the College of Law, with the student editors making all editorial, organizational, and day-to-day operational decisions.

FAMU Law Review is currently accepting scholarly submissions for our current Issue. Please submit your articles and essays in word document to the articles editor at FAMU.LR.AE@GMAIL.COM or to

President: Darryl Harris 
Faculty Advisor: Omar Saleem


Message from the Editor-in-Chief


Law Review is an important institution in the legal community and is critical for shaping legal scholarship. Courts, lawmakers, and legal scholars often cite the articles, comments, and notes published in law review journals. Thus, this scholarly work can significantly impact the legal profession and our society. Law Review also allows law students to get their scholarly work published while developing their research, writing, and analytical skills and building their professional networks and credentials. Therefore, Law Review is a valuable and prestigious component of legal education and an essential part of the legal profession. 
-Darryl Harris


Law Review is dedicated to quality and consistency in its publication. For that reason, we put each article accepted for publication through a rigorous editing process, whereby student editors perform cite checks, review the grammar and diction of a piece, and make those stylistic changes that will enhance an article’s substance and flow. However, we firmly believe that the articles we publish should represent the voice of the authors, and not the voices of the student editors. We believe each author chooses her words delicately and purposefully. We will, therefore, only make stylistic changes when necessary, to make a piece easier to read and understand.

FAMU Law Review strives to serve as an excellent resource for scholarly and practical research, in both daily legal practice and academic writing. We also strive to provide our student editors with the opportunity to advance their legal research, writing, and editing skills. We encourage submissions from students (including those from outside Florida A&M University) as well as from practitioners, judges, and professors

FAMU Law Review’s success depends upon the expertise and hard work of legal scholars. We sincerely hope that you will consider FAMU Law Review for your current and future submissions, and we thank you for your interest in our organization.

Students who are interested in joining FAMU Law Review are invited to do so in one of two ways:

  • Grade-On Process: Students who have completed at least thirty (30) credit hours and are ranked in the top ten percent (10%) of the combined day and evening class, shall receive an invitation to join the Law Review.
  • Write-On Process: Students who have completed at least thirty (30) credit hours and are ranked in the top fifty percent (50%) of the combined day and evening class, are eligible to join Law Review by participation in the Write-On Competition which is advertised by the Editorial Board of the FAMU Law Review each spring.

Duties of Law Review Members:

  • Junior and Senior Editors are responsible for editing the pieces that will be published in our journal at the direction of the Executive Articles Editor.
  • Junior and Senior Editors are expected to offer one hour tutoring sessions each week for the benefit of FAMU Law students at the direction of the Executive Editor.
  •  Junior Editors are expected to author a student note or comment during their first year of Law Review membership with the assistance of the Notes and Comments Editor.
  • Junior and Senior Editors are expected to attend monthly General Body Meetings.

E-mail is our preferred form of communication. To contact by phone, please call our office at (407) 254 3298.



Law Review Editorial Board 2023-2024


Darryl Harris Jr.

Thaylee Figueroa

Thaylee Figueroa
Executive Editor



Jessica Mendoza

Jessica Mendoza
Executive Articles Editor

Kayre Alcantara-Martinez

Kayre Alcantara-Martinez
Notes & Comments Editor  



Aurora George

Aurora George
Business Managing Editor 

Ana Mata

Ana Mata
Technical Editor



Jonathan Gallon

Jonathan Gallon
Symposium & Public Relations Editor 





Who has cited us?

Court of Appeals of Florida:

Obolensky v. Chatsworth at Wellington Green, LLC, 240 So. 3d 6, 11 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2018).

Court of Appeals of Kansas:

Richardson v. Murray, 469 P.3d 104 (Kan. Ct. App. 2020) (Atcheson, J., concurring).

United States District Court for the District Court of Colorado:

Faconnable USA Corp. v. Doe, No. 11-cv-00941-CMA-BNB, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 56303, at *4 (D. Colo. 2011).

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida:

Banquero v. Lancet Indem. Ris. Retention Grp., Inc., No. 12-24105-CIV-MORENO, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 132661, at *15 n. 1 (S.D. Fla. 2013).




Omar Saleem
Professor of Law