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FAMU Law's Student Bar Association Announces First Mr. & Miss FAMU Law







For Immediate Release

October 26, 2022  

ORLANDO, Fla – For the first time, Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law has a royal court representing the law school.  Samuel Porter is serving as Mr. FAMU Law, along with Zsa’Queria Martin who is serving as Miss FAMU Law.

Porter is a first-year law student from northern Virginia. He graduated from Howard University, summa cum laude, with degrees in political science and geography. Porter plans to practice civil rights and constitutional law with an interest in appellate advocacy.

“It is a high honor to be nominated and selected as the first Mr. FAMU Law,” said Porter. “My colleagues are some of the most remarkable people in the world and I’m thankful for the chance to be able to represent us. I plan to do so to the best of my ability.” 

Porter is a retired US Navy airman, has created and helped maintain non-profit organizations in his hometown and the surrounding areas, and has gotten a critical referendum question placed on the ballot of his hometown, all while running a campaign as mayor for the town of Front Royal. His motto is Be Positive on Purpose Always.

“We’ve all heard the quote, “if you see something, say something”.  And it's a good one. But I'd like to submit, if you see something wrong, do something right. Service is important. I can't wait to work with our various campus organizations and individuals to see how we can continue to serve this community and those nearby.” 

Martin is from Greenville, South Carolina. Her goal is to practice civil rights law.  “As Miss FAMU Law, I plan to bring more public interest opportunities to the College of Law and continue serving the community by partnering with student organizations on community outreach." 

Martin has worked with many student organizations including the Black Law Students Association, Women’s Law Caucus, Stonewall LGBQ Law Association, Marshall Bell Law Society, Moot Court, and the Advocacy Mock Trial Team. Martin is a Wells Fargo Economic Justice Fellow, Phi Alpha Delta Gilbert-Wilson Scholarship recipient and is in the United States Army Reserves.

Martin also interned with a host of civil rights organizations including the NAACP and the Southern Poverty Law Center. This past summer she interned with the American Civil Liberties Union where she worked directly on case preparation for challenging the STOP WOKE Act and the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

The royal court will represent FAMU Law at public and private functions, promote school spirit and initiate and maintain community service projects.

“A part of my “Bridge the Gap” initiative is to implement more main campus traditions at the College of Law and this royal court is one of many traditions I plan to bring during my term,” said Student Bar Association President Tracy Guervil.  “We could not have picked a better Mr. and Miss FAMU Law. Mr. Porter and Ms. Martin's passion for service embodies what Mr. and Miss FAMU Law is all about.”

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