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FAMU Law Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Orlando with Reunion Event

 

 

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 9, 2022                         

ORLANDO, Fla – Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law celebrates 20 years in Orlando with a special reunion event from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2022.

Using the theme Two Decades: Continuing a Great Legacy, FAMU Law hopes to rally alumni, faculty, students, partners and supporters for a day of food, fun and fellowship.

When Florida Gov. Jeb Bush signed legislation on June 14, 2000, authorizing a College of Law at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, high expectations were set for the new law school. With its unique history of having been opened and closed decades prior, the College’s opening was heralded as an opportunity to right a wrong and diversify the legal profession. The enabling legislation stated the College would be “dedicated to providing opportunities for minorities to attain representation within the legal profession proportionate to their representation in the general population.”                                                                                                                                      

Since officially opening its doors in Orlando in 2002, FAMU Law has far exceeded those expectations. FAMU Law has consistently been recognized for its diversity by legal publications. In the Spring 2022 edition of preLaw Magazine, FAMU Law was ranked No. 2 for the Best Schools for Black or African Americans and No. 14 for Best Schools for Hispanics.

Reunion attendees will have an opportunity to make their own history on campus by purchasing a 20th anniversary personalized commemorative brick on the FAMU College of Law Plaza Walkway.  The FAMU Law Brick Campaign is one of many ways to financially support the College of Law.       

The reunion is one of multiple events planned to celebrate 20 years in Orlando. For more information about FAMU Law 20thAnniversary events, please visit https://law.famu.edu/college-of-law-20th-anniversary/index.php.