ORLANDO, Fla- Several Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law professors participated in TEACH-IN at several local schools on Wednesday, November 14.
“I spoke briefly about what it takes to become a lawyer, then engaged the students in an abbreviated mock trial,” said FAMU Professor of Law, Eurilynne Williams. “Students served on teams presenting arguments for the prosecution and the defense, and representing the jury and the appellate court.”
Each November, in celebration of American Education Week, the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools brings business and civic leaders into the classrooms – in a fun and engaging way — to talk with students about academics, careers and the future. Career professionals from across the county visited schools to participate in TEACH-IN.
“I explained what attorneys do, the role they play in others lives, and how to become an attorney,” said FAMU Professor of Law, Marlese Wells. “I also had them color pictures of notable attorneys such as Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln, Michelle Obama, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor. I enjoyed working with the children and I could tell they were excited to learn.”
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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.
The College of Law’s student body is diverse – more than 70 percent minority and more than 50 percent women – helping to enrich a campus community where intellectual freedom and self-discovery are encouraged. 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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