For Immediate Release
June 12, 2020
FAMU Law’s Shanice Cameron Awarded Holland & Knight Scholarship
ORLANDO, Fla.- Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law student Shanice Cameron has been selected to receive the Holland & Knight Scholarship and Internship. As the 2020-2021 Holland & Knight Scholar, Cameron will receive full in-state tuition for the upcoming academic year and a virtual summer associate position with the law firm.
“I am honored to receive the Holland & Knight scholarship. My law career is dedicated to my loving mother who has been so very supportive of me,” said Cameron. “Through this scholarship, I will be able to continue to strive for my educational goals, which puts me closer to being able to take care of my family. I am motivated by my mother.”
The Bronx, New York native’s goal is to become a judge one day. But before she makes it to this goal, as an attorney she wants to cater to her clients to relieve them of stress and anxiety as it pertains to their legal issues.
“I am a woman of distinction, from a diverse background with exceptional academics, leadership skills, involvement in extracurricular activities, and I am committed to serving the community,” said Cameron.
The law firm’s exclusive Summer Associate Program is an opportunity for a select group of law students from across the nation to gain real-world law firm experience, where associates work with experienced lawyers on complex matters for their clients. Holland & Knight Scholars have strong academic records at their law schools.
Students selected for this program are matched with Holland & Knight attorneys, who will serve as mentors to the students. Holland & Knight instituted its scholarship program in partnership with FAMU Law in 2008.
Four other high-achieving FAMU Law first-year students were also considered for the scholarship and selected by the firms for interviews. These students will receive retention scholarships.
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.