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2017-2018 General Catalog

College of Law


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The Florida A&M University College of Law offers both a full-time, three-year day program and a part-time, four-year evening program of study in Orlando, Florida. The part-time evening program is designed for particularly well-qualified and dedicated students who are unable to attend on a full-time basis and want to earn a law degree while working full-time.

The Law School offers a rigorous traditional curriculum of required and elective courses complemented by extensive skills training that includes intensive writing and clinical components. Students are introduced to emerging trends and developments in law as taught by exceptional full-time faculty and adjuncts.

Community service is an important facet of our educational program. The Florida A&M University College of Law serves the Orlando community by educating lawyers and future leaders to understand the value of helping those in need. Through a clinical program, law students provide pro bono legal services in Orlando while still in law school. In providing the legal services, law students gain valuable experience and training and at the same time, recognize the need for these services as they start to practice law throughout the state and nation.

Faculty

Professors: Abate, Randall; Abrams, Robert; Broussard, Patricia; Bullock, Joan; Cooper, Markita; Duncan, John; Griffin, Ronald; Henslee, William; Jones, Darryll K.; Jones, John Paul; Langston, Lundy; Levitt, Jeremy; Pernell, LeRoy; Reaves, Rhonda; Saleem, Omar
Associate Professors: Alford, Deleso; Boothe-Perry, Nicola; Brown, Jeffery; Cato, Rhoda; Cavazos, Ann Marie; Fineman, Jonathan; Grant, Joseph; Harvey, Cori; Jones, Yolanda; Nekheba, Nise; Persaud, Shiv; Reyes, Maritza; Smith, Jennifer; Taite, Phyllis

Instructors: Allen, Renee; Caussade Garcia, Eunice; Corker, Kristy D’Angelo; Dineen, Caroleen; Jackson, Alicia; Minarcin, Robert;  Mitchell, Sr., Reginald; Olavarria, Rebecca; Perry, Beverly; Ross, Lori Nazry; Walker, Tonya; Washington, KaJuel
Library Director: Jones, Yolanda

Admission Requirements and Procedures

The re-established College of Law admitted its first class of students in fall, 2002 with both an evening and day program. Applicants have the option of applying to one or both programs at the time of application.

  1. All applicants for admission (except those admitted in the 3+3 program) must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education prior to enrollment. Two copies of an official transcript confirming the conferral of the bachelor’s degree must be submitted to the College of Law on or before enrollment.
  2. All applicants must submit a completed Application for Admission, along with a $33 non-refundable application fee.
  3. All applicants must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and are responsible for making their own arrangements to take the LSAT. For admission purposes, LSAT scores are valid for five (5) years from the test date.
  4. All applicants must register for the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) and are responsible for making their own arrangements for submitting official transcripts of all undergraduate work to LSAC for evaluation. CAS information and registration materials may be obtained from Law School Admission Services, Box 2000, Newton, PA 18940, (215) 968-1001.
  5. All applicants are required to submit a personal statement and two letters of recommendation. Rather than submit letters of recommendation with the application, applicants are encouraged to utilize the LSAC letter of recommendation service that is included in the CAS registration subscription.

For admission to the entering class, application materials will be accepted beginning October 1. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Evaluation of Applications

Admission to the College of Law is competitive. Selection for admission is based on a thorough evaluation of all factors in an applicant’s file. In reviewing the applications of individuals applying for admission to the College of Law, the Admissions Committee will evaluate the following factors:

  • The applicant’s score on the Law SchoolAdmission Test (LSAT);
  • The applicant’s cumulative undergraduate grade point average (UGPA);
  • The applicant’s writing ability as evidenced by the LSAT writing sample and the personal statement;
  • The applicant’s undergraduate (and graduate) institution and grade point average;
  • The applicant’s undergraduate (and graduate) major;
  • The applicant’s community or public service;
  • The applicant’s academic honors and other awards;
  • The applicant’s work experience;
  • The applicant’s extra-curricular activities;
  • The applicant’s letters of recommendation; and,
  • The applicant’s character and motivation.

Upper-Level Writing Requirement

The Upper-Level Writing Requirement must be completed before graduation and can be satisfied through a writing project that is part of a seminar or approved faculty-supervised independent research. The writing project must involve research that is substantial and constitutes a writing of sufficient quality to obtain approval by a full-time faculty member of the College of Law. Under no circumstance can a student satisfy the Upper-Level Writing Requirement without satisfactorily completing Legal Methods I and II.

Programs

    Doctorate’s Degree

    Courses

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