Welcome to Legal Connections

A creative partnership between Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Orange TV has produced a series of specialized legal programming called Legal Connections.

Legal Connections is a series of five-minute taped video segments featuring legal content. The segments include interviews with FAMU Law faculty, lawyers, legal experts, professionals, alumni, and more. The programming is designed to inform viewers of legal matters, to provide self-help tips and resources, and to raise awareness of FAMU Law. FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D. also has a special segment called President’s Corner which features University highlights.

Legal Connections Special Edition

The Legal Ramifications of the Ocoee Massacre

Host Daralene Jones interviews FAMU Law Dean Deidre Keller and Professor of Law LeRoy Pernell about the Ocoee Massacre of 1920.

Legal Connections

The President’s Corner

Fall 2020

President Larry Robinson discusses COVID-19, FAMU’s testing site, FAMU accomplishments, Bragg Stadium renovations, fundraising and much more.

Legal Connections A

Summer 2020

Rattlers for Justice Video
Host Kimra Major-Morris conducts the following interviews:
  • Racial Justice Institute, Dean Deidre Keller, FAMU Law
  • Wills and Trusts, Professor Joe Grant, FAMU Law
  • COVID-19 and Health Disparities in Black Communities, Visiting Professor Shelly Page, FAMU Law
  • Spotlight on Julien Maynard, President, Student Bar Association

Legal Connections B

Summer 2020

Rattlers for Justice Video
Host Kimra Major-Morris conducts the following interviews:
  • Social Justice, Professor LeRoy Pernell, FAMU Law
  • Removing Confederate Monument, Charles Gee, Attorney and FAMU Law Alum
  • Legal Scholars Program, Jon Perdue, FAMU

Legal Connections COVID-19 Special

Host: Kimra Major-Morris, Esq. FAMU Law Alumna

LeRoy Pernell, J.D.
Professor of Law

Nicky Boothe Perry, J.D.
Interim Dean

Black News Channel segment on FAMU’s COVID-19 Testing Site

Legal Connections B2 Winter 2019

Legal Connections B2 features:

  • Tax Exemption for Hate Groups, Professor Darryll Jones
  • Unique History of FAMU Law, Professor Reginald Mitchell, Sr.
  • Virgil Hawkins Collection, Yolanda Jones, Ph.D.
  • Consumer Bankruptcy, Andrew Ballentine, Esq.
  • A Closer Look at Gun Rights, Jeremy Levitt, Ph.D.

Legal Connections A2 Winter 2019

Legal Connections A2 features:

  • Animal Advocacy, Host Kimra Major-Morris interviews FAMU Law student Heather Sierdorpff about animal rights. Heather is the President of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund at FAMU Law.
  • Alumni Spotlight- Dr. Nizam Razack, This remarkable neurosurgeon is also a lawyer. Find out more about one of Orlando’s shining stars in this Alumni Spotlight.
  • Elder Abuse, Host Kimra Major-Morris interviews attorney Kate Wakeman about the very sensitive topic of elder abuse and how to spot it.
  • Closer Look at the Orange County Bar Association, Host Kimra Major-Morris chats with the Executive Director of the Orange County Bar Association, Jenny Brown. This important organization boasts 3000 members.
  • Proper Estate Planning, Do you need a will? Find out some very important information about wills and estates from FAMU Law Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law Phyllis Taite.

Legal Connections A Fall 2019

Legal Connections A features:

  • President’s Corner, FAMU President, Larry Robinson, Ph.D.
  • The Legal Aid Society, Attorney, Bethanie Barber
  • Texting and Driving Law, Florida Highway Patrol, Lt. Kim Montes
  • Self-Help Center, Director, Roberta Walton
  • Study Abroad: Barcelona, Spain, FAMU Law alum (Class of 2019)

Legal Connections B Fall 2019

Legal Connections B features:

  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Orlando Chapter president, Cassandra Brown and Florida Chapter Managing Organizer, Natishia June
  • Negro League Baseball and Segregation Laws, Professor of Law, FAMU Law, Joseph Grant
  • FAMU Law Clinic Fellowship Program, Attorney, Kevin Nash
  • Professional Responsibility, Interim Dean FAMU Law, Nicky Boothe Perry

Legal Connections C Fall 2019

Legal Connections C features:

  • Conviction Integrity Unit, Director, Monique Haughton Worrell
  • Virgil Hawkins Collection, FAMU Law Library, Director Yolanda Jones, Ph.D
  • HE GOT UP, Program Director, Beatrice Brown
  • Study Abroad: Cape Town, South Africa, FAMU Law student, Berlinie St. Fort
  • Alumni Spotlight: Neurosurgeon and Esquire, Dr. Nazim Razack

Legal Connections D Fall 2019

Legal Connections D features:

  • The Legal Aid Society, Attorney, Bethanie Barber
  • President’s Corner, FAMU President, Larry Robinson, Ph.D.
  • FAMU Law Library, Director of Public Services, Lorelle Anderson
  • FAMU Law Clinic Fellowship Program, Attorney, Kevin Nash
  • Self-Help Center, Director, Roberta Walton