|ORLANDO, Fla.- Ms. JD’s National Women’s Law Students Organization (NWLSO) Leadership Academy included four Florida A&M University (FAMU) Law students this year. The NWLSO Leadership Academy at Harvard Law consisted of a carefully selected group of 30 women who excel at their law school studies, in their communities, and have a passion for women in the legal profession.
Easter Floyd-Clark is a third-year FAMU law student from South Florida, Imani Waters is a third-year student from Valdosta, Georgia, Ashley Barksdale is a second-year student from Newport News, Virginia, and Angelica Frink Walker is a third-year student from Miami, who is also a 1st lieutenant in the Florida National Guard.
“This is an excellent opportunity for our students to grow their leadership skills,” said FAMU Law Interim Dean Nicky Boothe Perry. “We encourage our students to apply for opportunities like this to enhance their skills as they study the law and prepare for careers in the legal field.”
According to Ms. JD, the leadership program was created to further its mission of supporting and improving the experiences of women law students. The Leadership Academy will build a national network of women’s law association leaders empowered to lead their law student organizations, leveraging ideas and inspiration from their new connections with other law student leaders. Additionally, the leadership academy class will provide participants with tools to develop the professional skills to help them succeed and serve in leadership positions beyond law school.
In addition, participants heard from a diverse group of speakers including in-house counsel at CBS, federal district judge, attorney-entrepreneur, and a policy advocate among others.
The two-day event took place November 22 and 23 in Cambridge, MA.
Easter Floyd-Clarke, Imani Waters, Ashley Barksdale and Angelica Frink Walker at the National Women’s Law Students Organization Leadership Academy.
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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.
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