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Dean and Professor of Law


Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law

Deidré A. Keller

Deidré A. Keller is the dean of the Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law in Orlando, Florida. Prior to joining FAMU Law, she was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law where she taught for ten years. Dean Keller’s teaching experience includes Property, Intellectual Property, Law & Literature, Internet Law, Legal Problem Solving & Analysis, Estates, Wills, and Trusts, and The Legal History of Montgomery, Alabama.

Dean Keller writes at the intersections of intellectual property, personhood theory, critical race theory, and the Constitution. Prior to teaching, Keller practiced law in Atlanta, Georgia, with the firms of Sutherland, Asbill and Brennan, LLP and Seyfarth Shaw, LLP. She specialized in intellectual property counseling and procurement, focusing on trademarks and copyrights.

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Markita D. Cooper

Markita D. Cooper is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. This is a role she held previously at FAMU Law.

Professor Cooper joined the faculty of FAMU College of Law after 17 years on the faculty of Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, California. ​At Golden Gate, Professor Cooper served as Associate Dean for J.D. Program Academic Affairs and Faculty Chair. Her primary teaching and scholarship interests include torts, defamation, privacy, and employment law. Her publications have focused on workplace defamation, employment references and referrals, the intersection of defamation law and workplace violence, and historical perspectives on invasion of privacy and technology.

Professor Cooper holds an A.B. degree, with distinction, from Stanford University and a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

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(407) 254 3201





Associate Dean for Student Learning & Assessment


Associate Dean for Student Services and Administration

Jonathan Fineman

After earning a J.D. from Columbia University, Jonathan Fineman spent several years in private practice litigating a wide range of business-related disputes. Before joining the FAMU faculty, he taught Employment Law and Comparative Employment Law as a Research Fellow at the University of Colorado School of Law. Professor Fineman’s scholarship focuses on workplace issues, and includes a recent article in the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law.

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(407) 254-3202jonathan.fineman@famu.edu


Reginald M. Green

Reginald Green joined the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) College of Law in March 2010 and serves as the Associate Dean for Student Services and Administration where he oversees the law school’s non-academic services ( Career Services, Admissions, Student Affairs and Administrative Affairs). Before relocating to Central Florida, Dean Green spent sixteen years at South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas serving as Assistant Dean and Director for Career Resources for the last 10 years. Prior to transitioning to career development, Dean Green served as a national recruiter where he traveled extensively recruiting applicants to law school.

Dean Green is a four time recipient of the Percy R. Luney Spirit of Service Award for outstanding service and dedication to students, and was the 2014 recipient of the CeDar Visionary Award for displaying integrity and exhibiting a sincere desire to create a campus environment for persons with disabilities.

Dean Green received his Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas and a Bachelors of Arts in English from Tougaloo College in Jackson, Miss. During his collegiate years he was a member of the basketball team and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.




Assistant Dean of Student Affairs 




Assistant Dean for Career Planning & Professional Development


Nicholas "Nick" Jones 

Assistant Dean Nicholas “Nick” Jones is the new Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. Assistant Dean Jones has an abiding passion for higher education and participating in students’ development into mindful, confident professionals. Since 2015, he has prepared students for careers in the legal field and beyond at the Florida A&M University College of Law, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, and the Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law. 

In addition to career preparedness, Jones directed the Office of Student Life at Barry, overseeing the activities of 30-plus student organizations, administering the pro bono and professionalism enhancement programs, and serving on the inaugural Anti-Racism and Equality Coalition. 

Jones received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Central Florida, and a Juris Doctor from the Florida A&M University College of Law. He is thrilled to return to FAMU Law as the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and contribute to the College of Law’s mission.

(407) 254-3212



Randolph C. Reliford


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