Visiting Faculty



Visiting Instructor, Legal Research and Writing




Visiting Instructor, Legal Research and Writing

Cassandra Harris-Starks

Attorney Cassandra Harris-Starks is joining the Legal Research and Writing team from private
practice as a visiting instructor. She founded the Law Office of Cassandra Harris-Starks, P.A., which
handles matters in the areas of estate planning and immigration, in 2014. Before practicing law,
Cassandra was an Import Trade Analyst with the International Trade Administration in Washington,DC and a Systems Engineer with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in Troy, Michigan. She started her legal career with UAW Legal Services in Detroit, Michigan. Cassandra is currently a Supervisor on the Celebration Community Development District Board. She also serves the community as a member of the Advisory Council of the Celebration Foundation.

Cassandra holds a J.D. from Mercer University and a B.B.A. degree in International Business fromthe University of Georgia. She is a member of both the Florida and Michigan bar associations.


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Gail Richmond

Gail Richmond is a Visiting Professor at FAMU during 2022–2023. She received an A.B. and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Duke University. Before law school, she was an accountant in Chicago. After law school, she practiced law with Jones, Day in Cleveland. She previously taught as a regular faculty member, visitor, or adjunct at Capital University, Duke University, FAMU, University of Miami, University of North Carolina, University of Texas, and Nova Southeastern University. She spent most of her teaching career at Nova Southeastern, including 28 years as associate dean and two years as acting dean, and is now Professor Emerita. Her teaching interests are taxation and donative transfers.

She co-authored Federal Tax Research: Guide to Materials and Techniques; Florida Wills, Trusts, and Estates; Mastering Corporate Tax; Mastering Income Tax; and Mastering Trusts and Estates. She has written articles on federal tax, tax research, law school administration, and popular culture and given talks on tax, law school administration, and the law school inspection process.