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Florida A&M University

Florida A&M University is a comprehensive, public, co-educational and fully accredited land-grant university offering a broad range of instruction, research, and service programs at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. The main campus occupies over 419 acres located on the highest of seven hills in the capital city of Tallahassee. The thirteen (13) schools and colleges are committed to excellence in instruction, learning, and research, and cover a wide range of academic disciplines and related professional preparation.

Florida A&M University's selection as the 1997 College of the Year by the Time Magazine/Princeton Review College Guide was only the crowning achievement among a series of nationally recognized honors. Not only is FAMU the largest single campus HBU in terms of Enrolment and the number one grantor of baccalaureate degrees to African Americans, it is one of the country's leading enrollers of National Merit Achievement Scholars. Indeed, FAMU's growing reputation for excellence was recently recognized by Black Enterprise magazine, which named it the Best Public University in America for Black Students. HISTORY OF FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW
The College of Law's rich tradition of excellence dates back to its original founding. On December 21, 1949, a division of law was established at the then Florida A&M College and the first class was admitted in 1951. In 1966, the Florida Board of Control (later known as the Board of Regents) withdrew its permission for the institution to admit law students, and two years later, the law school graduated its last class and closed its doors. Between 1954 and 1968, the law school graduated fifty-seven (57) men and women many of whom have gone on to make significant contributions to the legal profession both within the State and throughout the nation.

One of the original law school's original professors, Leander Shaw, Jr. , serves as an Associate Justice of the Florida Supreme Court.

The 2000 Florida Legislature unanimously passed legislation establishing a law school at Florida A&M University and on June 14, 2000, Governor Jeb Bush signed the bill into law. The College of Law will admit its first class in Fall 2002. OUR MISSION
The College of Law has committed to the following mission:

To provide a law program with high academic standards that produce excellent legal professionals who demonstrate professionalism, provide public service, enhance justice and promote scholarship; to provide a program that offers both full-time and part-time learning opportunities to students; and, consistent with the enabling legislation, to provide opportunities for minorities to attain representation within the legal profession.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University will continue its mission of meeting the educational needs of African Americans and other ethnic minorities, while maintaining its leadership in racial diversity. At the same time, the University seeks students from all racial, ethnic, religious and national groups, without regard to age, sex, or disability, who have the potential to benefit from a sound education. The University provides for all an atmosphere where excellent teaching and lifelong learning are hallmarks.

In law, FAMU reaffirms its historical responsibilities to its students to provide important opportunities for service to the diverse communities in Florida, the nation, and the world. FAMU strives to set, to maintain and to reward high standards for faculty, staff and students through continual evolution and pedagogy, curricula, research and public service demands. FAMU will continue to serve as a beacon of hope and a catalyst for change. The College of Law's role is to promote the development of legal professionals as community leaders who are sensitive to the needs of all people. Contact:Florida A&M University, Office of the University Registrar, Room 112 FHAC  Tallahassee, Fl 32307-3200http://www.famu.edu


Florida A&M University , Office of the University Registrar, Room 112 FHAC  Tallahassee, Fl 32307-3200