Nicky Boothe Perry was named interim dean of FAMU Law in April 2019 and served until June of 2020.

Professor Nicky Boothe Perry is a tenured Professor at the Florida A&M University College of Law where she teaches Torts, Professional Responsibility, the Guardian Ad Litem Clinic, and Florida Practice. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and went on to graduate cum laude from Florida State University College of Law where she was Secretary for the Moot Court Team, Secretary for Phi Alpha Delta, and a Hogan Scholarship recipient. She worked as a defense litigator for ten years before joining the FAMU College of Law Faculty. Professor Boothe is a member of the Order of Barristers and has earned numerous awards from the Florida and Orange County Bar Associations for pro bono work in the Central Florida community.

Professor Boothe Perry focuses her scholarship on issues of professionalism and ethics in the legal profession. Recognized as a leader in the field, she is a Fellow at the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism. Her articles have appeared in the University of Florida Journal of Law & Public Policy, Nebraska Law Review, New Mexico Law Review, American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy and the Law and Loyola University Law Review. She has served as a speaker, panelist, and commentator at a number of national conferences. She is a member of the Florida Supreme Court Special Committee on Professionalism, the Florida Bar Professionalism Committee, the Orange County Bar Association Professionalism Committee, The American Bar Association Civil Rights Litigation Committee, and is a certified lecturer with the Department of Insurance.

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Office: (407) 254-3204

Courses taught by Professor Boothe:

  • Ethics & Professionalism Seminar
  • Florida Practice
  • Guardian Ad Litem Clinic
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Torts l
  • Torts ll


  • Professor Boothe-Perry published an article, The “New Normal” For Educating Lawyers, in the Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law (31 BYU J. Pub. L. 53 (2016)).  The article undertakes to clearly define the roles of a law professor in the “new normal” of legal academia in an effort to enhance effectiveness and impact on students, colleagues, and the legal profession as a whole.  The article is below:


  • On May 20th, 2016, Professor Boothe-Perry presented a work-in-progress at the Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference at Touro Law Center in Central Islip, NY.  In keeping with the conference theme (“Confronting the Violence of Our Times“), Professor Boothe-Perry’s presentation discussed the intersection of  “Social Media and Human Trafficking of Children.  


  • Professor Nicola Boothe-Perry, Professor Deleso AlfordProfessor Cori Harvey, and Professor Phyllis Taite participated and a scholarly contribution to the 9th Annual Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Writing Workshop held July 9-12, 2015 at Vanderbilt Law School in Nashville, Tennessee.  



  • “Friends of Justice – Does Social Media Impact the Public Perception of the Justice System?” 35 Pace L. Rev. 72 (2014).
  • “The ‘Friend’ly Lawyer: The Implications of Attorney Use of Social Networking During Litigation.”, 24 U. Fla. Journal Law & Public Policy 127 (2013).
  • No Laughing Matter: The Intersection of Legal Malpractice and Professionalism. 21 Am. U. J. Gender, Soc. Pol’y & L. 1 (2012).
  • Standard Lawyer Behavior: Professionalism As An Essential Standard for ABA Accreditation. 42 New Mexico L.Rev. 33 (2012).
  • Enforcement of Law Schools’ Non-Academic Codes: A Necessary Step Towards Professionalism? 89 Neb.L.Rev. 635 (2011).
  • Professionalism’s Triple E Query: Is Legal Academia Enhancing, Eluding or Evading Professionalism? 55 Loyola L. Rev. 517 (2009).
  • Professionalism & Academia, The Professional, Volume X1, No.1 (Summer 2010).