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FAMU Law Announces the 2022 Spring Economic Justice Fellows




February 14, 2022


FAMU Law Announces the 2022 Spring Economic Justice Fellows

Students will support Black and minority-owned businesses

ORLANDO, Fla – Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law announced the first cohort of Economic Justice and Advocacy Fellows, thanks to financial support from Wells Fargo Bank.

Over a two-year period, 20 FAMU Law Economic Justice Fellows will work to address structural racial and economic inequities by providing a range of transactional legal resources and support to underserved businesses, organizations, and individuals to support positive economic development and opportunities in their communities.

The Economic Justice Fellows will be working with nonprofit legal services organizations engaged in critical community economic development.

The following students have been selected for the Economic Justice Fellowship for Spring Term 2022:

· Karis Adams is a third-year student from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and is working with Florida Rural Legal Services.

· Suwana Jean Janvier is a third-year student from Lake City, Florida, and is working with Legal Services of Greater Miami.

· Zsa’Queria Martin is a second-year student from Greenville, South Carolina, and is working with Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida.

· Sheray Patillo, is a third-year student from Virginia Beach, Virginia, and is working with the Florida Community Development Legal Project.

“The opportunity to do meaningful work through this Fellowship has been an absolute privilege,” said Fellow Suwana Jean Janvier. “Applying my research and writing skills to help bridge the economic gap in our marginalized communities, has allowed me to gain a newfound respect and perspective on advocacy.”

The Fellowships are the first component of the new Economic Justice Initiative being developed by the College of Law.
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