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FAMU Law and Wells Fargo Bank Team up to Help Black and Minority-Owned Businesses

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2021

Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law and Wells Fargo Bank announced two exciting Fellowships to benefit law students and the community.

Economic Justice Initiative

Starting in 2022, twenty FAMU Law Economic Justice Fellows will be selected over a two-year period to provide transactional legal support to Black and minority-owned businesses, especially businesses located in the Parramore community.

 

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Cassidy Mauth, 2L, Dean Deidré Keller, FAMU Law and Terry Bensen, 3L

 


Racial Justice Consortium Fellowship

As Racial Justice Fellows, law students work under the supervision of a public interest legal organization through an anti-racism initiative with other Florida law schools. The consortium was developed following the death of George Floyd and the social justice protests nationwide.

The Racial Justice Fellows are Terry Bensen, third-year student, Las Vegas, Nevada and Cassidy Mauth, second-year student, Clermont, Florida. Fellows receive $5000.00 scholarships while working with local organizations focused on fighting inequities.

“We thank Wells Fargo Bank for making these initiatives a reality,” said Deidré Keller, dean of FAMU Law. The FAMU College of Law is committed to investing in our community, and with support from partners such as Wells Fargo Bank, our students will be better equipped to be true change agents. They are Rattlers for Justice.”

See attached fact sheet for additional information.

 

For more information about the FAMU College of Law, please visit law.famu.edu. Media Contact: Stephanie Strong, Information & Media Services Coordinator, 407-784-1554 stephanie.strong@famu.edu