ORLANDO, Fla – Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law is gearing up for the incoming class with a specialized introduction to law school called Foundations for Law School Success.
Foundations for Law School Success is a mandatory orientation intended to help new students build a strong foundation before the start of their rigorous law school journey. The orientation is scheduled for Monday, August 5 through Thursday, August 15, with a program focusing on critical thinking, analysis and writing skills.
“Students participate in an innovative program designed to equip them with the necessary tools to succeed in law school,” said Alicia Jackson, associate dean for Student Learning and Assessment. “A major goal of Foundations for Law School Success is to serve as a bridge between students’ commitment to learn and the tools necessary to fulfill that commitment.”
The FAMU College of Law expects an entering class of about 200 students in the full-time day and part-time evening program. The 2019 incoming class will include students from across the country and from diverse backgrounds.
“New law students are often surprised by the overwhelming amount of reading required for each class, the vagueness of the law and cases, the quantity of writing assignments, and the sheer volume of work required to be a successful law student,” said FAMU Law Interim Dean Nicky Boothe Perry. “Students welcome the orientation and greatly benefit from the exposure to law school before the actual semester starts.”
Foundations for Law School Success kicks off with a welcome message from FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., greetings from FAMU Law Interim Dean Nicky Boothe Perry, an administrative and student services overview and an alumni networking reception. The program wraps up with a community service project, a session on FAMU history and traditions and a professionalism ceremony administered by the Honorable Faye Allen, Orange County Judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit.
“New students will take part in an intense series of workshops and labs to assess their previous educational experiences and academic needs, while acquiring the core critical skills needed to complete the groundwork required to meet the growing demands of law school,” said Jackson.
The fall semester begins Monday, August 19, 2019.