Student Organizations

FAMU Law students are active and involved members of the community. Over the years, multiple organizations have been formed reflecting diverse interest and concerns.
These organizations play an important role beyond that of fostering camaraderie. By sponsoring speakers, hosting panel discussions, and encouraging dialogue on a wide variety of legal issues, the activities of FAMU Law student organizations have become an important extension of the curriculum. Students representing these organizations take pride in the community by participating in events and activities that enhance and improve Central Florida, including the nearby Parramore community.

To contact any of the FAMU Law student organizations, email to law.studentaffairs@famu.edu.

Advocacy Board

This student organization is dedicated to the promotion and development of oral and written persuasive advocacy skills.

Chairperson: Haley Nordman

Faculty Advisor: Professor William Henslee

American Civil Liberties Union

With more than 1.5 million members, nearly 300 staff attorneys, thousands of volunteer attorneys, and offices throughout the nation, the ACLU of today continues to fight government abuse and to vigorously defend individual freedoms including speech and religion, a woman’s right to choose, the right to due process, citizens’ rights to privacy and much more. The student chapter supports this effort.

President: Delino Miller

Faculty Advisor: Professor Patricia Broussard

American Constitution Society

The American Constitution Society realizes the promises of the U.S. Constitution by building and leading a diverse legal community that dedicates itself to advancing and defending democracy, justice, equality, and liberty; to securing a government that serves the public interest; and to guarding against the abuse of law and the concentration of power.

President: Tyler Miller

Faculty Advisor: Professor Patricia Broussard

Black Law Students Association – Allison Horton

The mission of the Black Law Students Association is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black and minority attorneys who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.

President: Allison Horton

Faculty Advisor: Professor Jennifer Smith

Criminal Law Society

The Criminal Law Society’s purpose is to provide a forum for students to explore current discourse, issues, and interests in different areas of criminal law.

President: Jenalee Diaz

Faculty Advisor:  Professor Omar Saleem

Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Society

The purpose of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society is to educate and inform students about the realities of practicing in the entertainment and sports law fields. Our chapter works to enrich law students’ engagement with the media, entertainment, arts, and sports worlds through a wide array of exciting programming throughout the year.

President: Angelica Prince

Faculty Advisor: Professor William Henslee

Environmental Law Society

The Environmental Law Society builds a broad coalition of students interested in environmental law, conservation, and energy issues by bringing students, faculty, and staff from both inside and outside the law school together in a number of ways.

President: Bria Calvin

Faculty Advisor: Professor Robert Abrams

Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division

The purpose of the Young Lawyers Division is to stimulate and encourage the interest and participation of division members in the purposes of The Florida Bar.

President: Simon Safir

Faculty Advisor: Professor Markita Cooper, Randolph Reliford

Hispanic American Law Students Association

The purpose of the Hispanic American Law Student Association is to simplify networking while fostering a sense of camaraderie for our members and alumni through their Hispanic and American cultures with the local Hispanic-American legal community (though we welcome students from all ethnic/cultural backgrounds).

President: Jennifer Pinto

Faculty Advisor: Professor Maritza Reyes

Law Review

Law Review is a student-run organization at the FAMU Law. Our main purpose is to publish a journal of legal scholarship for use by practitioners, judges, professors, and students. FAMU Law Review currently publishes two journals a year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. We are functionally independent from the College of Law, with the student editors making all editorial, organizational, and day-to-day operational decisions.

President: Mikayla Almeida

Faculty Advisor: Professor Joseph Grant

Marshall Bell Law Society

The purpose of the Marshall Bell Law Society is to promote cross-cultural sensitivity and competence in legal education and practice.

President: Mercedes Parks

Faculty Advisor: Professor Shiv Persaud

Phi Alpha Delta

The purpose of the Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity is to form a strong bond that unites students and teachers of the law with members of the Bench and Bar in a fraternal fellowship designed to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under law.

President: Courtney Jackson

Faculty Advisor: Professor Jonathan Fineman

Real Property Probate and Trust Law Society

The purpose of this organization is to educate current law students on issues related to real property, probate, and trust law and facilitate networking opportunities for those seeking to practice in this field after graduation.

President: Latoya Wiggins

Faculty Advisor: Professor Phyllis Taite

Stonewall LGBTQ Law Student Association

This student organization fosters a welcoming environment for LGBTQ students.

President: Kendra Willis

Faculty Advisors: Professor Jeffrey Brown, Professor Markita Cooper

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

The FAMU Law student chapter assists attorneys that work in this field through research, hosting speakers to promote advocacy, and volunteering in sanctuaries throughout the state. In the Fall of 2019, FAMU Law’s chapter was awarded Chapter of the Year by the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

President Simon Safir

Faculty Advisor: Professor Rhonda Reaves

Student Bar Association  (SBA)

All FAMU Law students are members of the SBA, the law school’s student government. Through its elected officers and representatives, the SBA acts as an advocate of the student body, oversees the funding of student organizations, and sponsors a number of social, professional, and community service programs and events. All students are encouraged to participate in SBA elections and take advantage of the programs and activities that the SBA sponsors throughout the year, including the Barrister’s Ball and other events.

President: Julien Maynard

Faculty Advisor: Instructor Reginald Mitchell

Tax Law Society

The Tax Law Society is established to promote awareness among students and alumni of the opportunities provided by the study and practice of tax law. Through a variety of student and alumni events and programs, TLS ultimately aims to educate it, members, raise awareness of opportunities available in the field and facilitate the development of professional contacts.

President: Mihael Ihe

Faculty Advisor: Phyllis Taite

Women’s Law Caucus

The Women’s Law Caucus operates to advance the rights and improve the position of women and all persons in society by furthering legal, civil, and human rights.

President: Youstina Rezkalla

Faculty Advisor: Professor Patricia Broussard, Professor Phyllis Taite