For Immediate Release: November 10, 2020
For Second Straight Year, FAMU Law’s Animal Legal Defense Fund Named Student Chapter of the Year
ORLANDO, Fla – Animals have protections, too. Protecting animals is something that animal advocates feel strongly about as they work to make a difference in the lives of animals that are unable to defend themselves from cruelty.
With compassion for animals in their hearts and minds, the Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law’s Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapter got to work. And that dedicated work to protect animals did not go unnoticed.
It led to the chapter’s second Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapter of the Year Award.
“We are the legal voice for the animals and it’s a charge that we take very seriously,” said Simon Safir, president of FAMU Law’s Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter. “This award recognizes our contribution toward positive change for animals.”
During the 2019-2020 school year, FAMU Law’s Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapter took action to protect and support animals. Chapter accomplishments include advocating for and receiving an Animal Law course at FAMU Law, record-high membership, organizing over 20 vegan events, providing relief to the people and animals of the Bahamas during Hurricane Dorian and cleaning up Blue Spring State Park. The FAMU Law chapter closed out the year with an Amicus Brief Panel in conjunction with the American Civil Liberties Union focusing on the importance of educating courts on animal law topics.
For the second year, American University Washington College of Law and FAMU Law both received the Chapter of the Year Awards.
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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 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.