Academic Offerings

Congratulations on taking the first step in pursuing your law degree! We know it’s a big decision. And we know FAMU Law is the solid choice. Come see for yourself – visit us at our campus in Orlando. Meet our students, faculty, and staff. You’ll see why we are a worthy investment in your academic and career goals.

Founded in 1949, re-established in 2002 and fully accredited in 2009 and again in 2014 by the American Bar Association, our programs for full-time day and part-time evening students combine a rigorous traditional curriculum with practical experience, public service, and career preparedness. Theoretical coursework taught by full-time faculty, and emerging trends and developments in the law taught by leading practitioners as adjunct faculty, enable our students and alumni to meet the demands of the modern practice of law.

Join us as we build a legal legacy – ours, and yours. Become part of the transformative solution to empowering citizens to change their communities and the world.


Prospective Students
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Thank you for your interest in FAMU College of Law. At this time, campus tours have been suspended until further notice.  We will be hosting virtual informational sessions Monday through Friday from 1:00PM-4:00PM. Please contact us by email at famulaw.admissions@famu.edu to schedule your appointment.

This situation continues to evolve, so please bear with us as we work carefully to respond thoughtfully to all aspects of this emergency.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us by email: famulaw.admissions@famu.edu or by calling 407-254-3286.

 

Full-time Day Program

  • Must complete the program in six semesters – or three academic years
  • Committed to the full-time study of law
  • May not work more than 20 hours a week, per American Bar Association rules


Part-time Evening Program

  • Must complete the program in four years – or eight semesters and three summer sessions
  • Offered year-round
  • Must attend classes during fall, spring and summer sessions
  • Classes meet weekday evenings on or after 6:00 p.m.
  • Elective courses may begin at an earlier time.


Highlights of the program include:

  • Rigorous traditional curriculum – intellectual and theoretical coursework taught by full-time faculty; emerging trends and developments in law taught by leading practitioners as adjunct faculty
  • Extensive skills training – intensive three-year writing program and strong clinical program
  • Clinical and practical experiences – implementing theory and preparing students for real-world practice of law.
  • Community service – a key component to our program which serves the Orlando community by providing pro-bono legal services.

 


 

 


 

Law Review

The Florida A & M University (FAMU) Law Review is a student-run organization at the Florida A & M University College of 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.

Law Review is dedicated to quality and consistency in its publication. For that reason, we put each article accepted for publication through a rigorous editing process, whereby student editors perform cite checks, review the grammar and diction of a piece, and make those stylistic changes that will enhance an article’s substance and flow. However, we firmly believe that the articles we publish should represent the voice of the authors, and not the voices of the student editors. We believe each author chooses her words delicately and purposefully. We will, therefore, only make stylistic changes when necessary, to make a piece easier to read and understand.

FAMU Law Review strives to serve as an excellent resource for scholarly and practical research, in both daily legal practice and academic writing. We also strive to provide our student editors with the opportunity to advance their legal research, writing, and editing skills. Therefore, the Law Review contains articles written by students, as well as by practitioners, judges, and professors.

FAMU Law Review’s success depends upon the expertise and hard work of legal scholars. We sincerely hope that you will consider FAMU Law Review for your current and future submissions, and we thank you for your interest in our organization.

E-mail is our preferred form of communication. To contact by phone, please call our office at (407) 254 3298.

Law Review Editorial Board 2021-2022

Shanice Cameron LR

Shanice Cameron

Editor-in-Chief
FAMU.LR.EIC@gmail.com

Ben Kaufman LR .

Benjamin Kaufman

Executive Editor
FAMU.LR.EE@gmail.com

 

 

Valerie Chant David LR

Valerie Chant David

Executive Articles Editor

FAMU.LR.EAE@gmail.com

Sara Jensen Headshot LR

Sara Jensen

Notes & Comments Editor

FAMU.LR.NCE@gmail.com  

 

 

Olivia Garcia LR

Olivia Garcia

Business Managing Editor
FAMU.LR.BME@gmail.com 

Saleem, Omar

Professor Omar Saleem

Faculty Advisor

omar.saleem@famu.edu 

 

 

 

Contact info

Markita Cooper
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs