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College of Law Hires Assistant Dean for Admissions

July 22, 2010


Orlando, Fla. – Lisa Taylor, who previously served as associate director of Law Admissions for Ohio Northern University College of Law for four years, has joined the Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law as assistant dean for Admissions.

Taylor, who has more than six years of experience in law school admissions, was responsible for the nationwide recruiting efforts at Ohio Northern, and coordinated the college’s minority recruitment program.  She also assisted with the development and international admissions for the LLM program.  She most recently served as Ohio Northern’s Director of Law Development.

“Ms. Taylor was selected from a strong pool of experienced applicants after a national search, and she carries outstanding recommendations from within the national law school admissions community,” said Dean LeRoy Pernell.

Taylor is a graduate of Howard University School of Law.  She previously served as a staff attorney/campaign finance coordinator for the Office of the Election Administration for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and as a judicial intern for the Honorable Anita Josey-Herring.   She is a member of the Florida Bar.

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The FAMU College of Law was founded in 1949 on the main campus in Tallahassee.  After graduating 57 lawyers, the law school was closed by the state of Florida in 1968. The Florida Legislature voted to reopen the law school in 2000 and Orlando was selected as the location. The re-established FAMU College of Law opened its doors in 2002 and is now housed in a state-of-the-art facility in downtown Orlando’s Parramore neighborhood.  The FAMU College of Law received full accreditation from the American Bar Association in July 2009, and is ranked number one in the nation for Diversity by U.S. News & World Report.

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