FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 26, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Three current Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) College of Law students are the proud recipients of the Rattler for Justice Scholarships. The students will receive full-tuition scholarships ($15,000) for their last year of law school beginning in August of 2020.
“FAMU Law is filled with bright, talented and committed students who are eager to make a positive difference serving their communities,” said FAMU Law Interim Dean Nicky Boothe Perry. “We applaud the efforts of this year’s Rattler for Justice Scholarship recipients for going above and beyond to exemplify the characteristics of true advocates for social justice.”
The students submitted essays explaining what being a Rattler for Justice means to them. Below are brief excerpts of those essays and names of the scholarship recipients.
Michael Ihe, Piscataway, New Jersey
“Being a Rattler for Justice means using your skills, talents, and what you have learned as a result of the unparalleled education we receive at FAMU, as well as our individual, lived experiences, to promote justice and positive growth. These traits align with my character as someone who acknowledges adversities in the world and challenges the status quo to advocate for change.”
Elliot Jackson, Charlotte, North Carolina
“It is axiomatic that a person who is passionate about identifying key equitable problems within the community and courageously attacks, attacks, and attacks the problems until they are finally solved – is a Rattler for Justice.”
Asia Evans, Buffalo, New York
“A “Rattler for Justice” is not only an advocate, she shall exude excellence with caring for her community. A “Rattler for Justice” not only understands, but leads a life devoted to serving and uplifting her community.”
For more information about the FAMU College of Law, please visit law.famu.edu.
FAMU Law student Michael Ihe, FAMU Law student Elliot Jackson, FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., FAMU Law student Asia Evans, and FAMU Law Interim Dean Nicky Boothe Perry
About FAMU College of Law
The FAMU College of Law is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, just steps from the George C. Young United States Courthouse and Federal Building; and blocks from governmental offices, major law firms, large corporations and legal service agencies.
The college’s prime location provides students with direct access to the area’s largest employers of individuals with law degrees, offering our students and graduates ample avenues to gain practical experience in the legal profession.
With tuition among the lowest of the 13 law schools in Florida, along with a full-time day program and a part-time evening program, the college is distinctly positioned to offer the traditional student and the working professional a chance to earn a law degree while accruing minimal debt.
Thanks to its renowned faculty, the college focuses on academic excellence in the classroom; emphasizes practical experience and public service within its clinical programs; and stresses professionalism through its co-curricular activities.
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