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Legal Connections

Legal Connections is a creative partnership between Florida A&M University College of Law (FAMU) and Orange TV.  It airs on Orange TV, FAMU TV 20, and is shown on the FAMU College of Law’s webpage. 

The program provides important legal information and news from credible legal experts. Legal Connections strives to raise awareness of important social, racial, and economic justice issues impacting communities of color.

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Legal Connections Winter A 


  • Meet FAMU Law’s Clinic Director and civil rights activist Mark Dorosin who brings decades of legal experience to the Central Florida community. 


  • A new program for Eatonville residents offers heirs property protection. 


  • Student Sam Porter talks about the community service work involved with his role as Mr. FAMU. Porter attends campus events, works with the homeless and supports prison literacy. 


  • Reporter Javonni Hampton provides report from Tallahassee on FAMU Life. 


  • And the Alumni Profile features the incredible Arthenia Joyner. 





Legal Connections Winter B 


  • FAMU Law Dean Deidré Keller and Professor Mark Dorosin discuss the new Economic Justice Clinic and how it is helping minority businesses. 


  • Get tips on estate planning from FAMU Law alum and attorney Karen Skyers. 


  • Meet an immigrant with a fascinating story of coming to America as a child, attending law school and now working in the legal field. This is a powerful success story. 


  • You’ll visit Tallahassee for Reporter Javonni Hampton’s report on FAMU Life. 


  • And the Alumni Profile features the first Black women to pass the Florida Bar-Bernice Gaines. 





Legal Connections Winter C 


  • Professor LeRoy Pernell discusses the 100thanniversary of the Rosewood, Florida massacre. 


  • FAMU Law’s Student Bar Association President Tracy Guervil talks about law school happenings. 


  • Reporter Javonni Hampton’s FAMU Life segment. 


  • FAMU Law’s Alumni Profile featured Judge Perker Meeks. 




Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law announces its fall 2022 lineup for Legal Connections.

The program features the following segments:

  • FAMU Law Professor LeRoy Pernell takes a closer look at the controversial George Stinney, Jr. death penalty case. The 14-year-old was wrongly convicted and executed in South Carolina before being exonerated decades later.  
  • William Gary discusses the lives of civil rights workers Harry T. and Harriet V. Moore who were victims of a fatal bombing of their Brevard County home. The Moore’s have a Cultural Center, Museum and Memorial Park that honors them and their contributions to civil rights in Florida. 
  • FAMU Law Professor Jennifer Smith and Dr. Eric Boyd founder of Fairways to Leadership discuss how the golf program helps law students with networking and leadership skills. 
  • FAMU Law student Amari Roberts talks about her LexisNexis Fellowship. Her project involves efforts to eliminate the death penalty in the state of Georgia. 


The program features the following interviews:

  • Donor Relations Officer Reginald Mitchell, Sr. is interviewed by host Kimra Major-Morris about the 20th anniversary celebration.
  • FAMU reporter Javonni Hampton covers the plaque unveiling program for the original 57 law school grads.
  • Third-year student Derrick Gaiter talks to host Kimra Major-Morris about the Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship.
  • Distinguished Professor of International Law and Founder/President of the Stono Institute Dr. Jeremy Levitt talks to host Kimra Major Morris about a journey to West Senegal that greatly impacted the lives of area youngsters who made the journey.






Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law announces its summer 2022 lineup for Legal Connections.

The program features the following interviews:
  • Attorney and alum Bruce Mount discusses how to survive police encounters

  • Clinic Director Mark Dorosin provides overview of Legal Clinic

  • Omarosa Manigault-Newman talks about becoming a lawyer

  • President Larry Robinson, Ph.D. and Dean Deidré Keller unveil FAMU Law's Judges Gallery



Florida A&M University (FAMU) announces its winter Legal Connections show lineup.

Host and FAMU Law alum Kimra Major-Morris, Esq. interviews the following guests for the program:

  • FAMU Law Dean Deidré Keller discusses the Emmitt Till case.
  • FAMU Law Professor Mark Dorosin explains how FAMU Law’s Legal Clinic helps the community.
  • Founder & Executive Director of Stand Up Survivor Lisa Alexander talks about the signs of domestic violence and abuse. She also shares her heartfelt experiences as a victim.
  • Executive Director of Florida Rights Restoration Desmond Meade explains prison gerrymandering.
  • FAMU Law Professor Robert Abrams discusses the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act.




Legal Connections Fall 2021

Hosted by Kimra-Major Morris

The following segments are featured: 

  • Urban Farms, Raymond Warthen, Infinite Zion Farms

  • The Plight of Black Farmers, Greg Francis, Attorney

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Higher Education & Racial Justice, Deidré Keller, FAMU Law Dean

  • Closer Look at Your Right to Remain Silent & Due Process, Professor LeRoy Pernell

  • Bring Out The Dolls, Shannon Ligon, Attorney



Legal Connections Special Edition

The Legal Ramifications of the Ocoee Massacre

Host Daralene Jones interviews FAMU Law Dean Deidre Keller and Professor of Law LeRoy Pernell about the Ocoee Massacre of 1920.



Legal Connections

The President’s Corner

Fall 2020

President Larry Robinson discusses COVID-19, FAMU’s testing site, FAMU accomplishments, Bragg Stadium renovations, fundraising and much more.