Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) College of Law has demonstrated that it is in full compliance with the standards of the American Bar Association (ABA), according to a July 8, 2014 letter from the ABA’s Accreditation Committee. The letter confirms that the law school remains accredited.
“This is great news, further validating the academic programs and mission of the FAMU College of Law,” said LeRoy Pernell, dean of the College of Law. “We could not have reached this critical milestone without assistance from a large cadre of supporters. I want to thank President Elmira Mangum, Provost Rodner Wright, the FAMU Board of Trustees, as well as the faculty, students and staff of the College of Law for their unwavering support during the accreditation process. I also want to thank the Board of Visitors, law school alumni and other constituents in the legal, business and broader Orlando community for standing with the College of Law as we have evolved into a premier law school.”
The FAMU College of Law was first granted full accreditation by the ABA in 2009. Under the rules of the ABA, accredited law schools are visited and re-accredited every seven years.
“I commend the dean, the faculty, staff and students on this accomplishment,” said President Elmira Mangum, Ph.D. “This affirms our mission to serve the low-wealth community.”
A press conference to discuss the accreditation is scheduled for Thursday, July 10, 2014, 3 p.m. at the law school, 201 Beggs Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801.