Kim Crag-Chaderton

Kim M Crag-Chaderton

College Of Law - Instruction


Office Hours

College of Law- Legal Clinic and Field Placement Department Room #183K
Tuesdays and Thursdays - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Program Assistant is Monica Delacruz, Phone:  (407) 254-4035,

Current Semester Schedule

Field Placement - Fridays 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Guardian ad Litem Clinic - Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

About Me

Professor Kim Crag-Chaderton joined the Florida A&M University College of Law faculty team in 2018 as an instructor. She teaches the Guardian ad Litem Clinic as well as the Field Placement studies. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of the Virgin Islands and went on to graduate from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis.

Prior to joining the faculty, she was a Senior Attorney for the Department of Children and Families for thirteen years where she earned numerous awards and commendations. Prior to her work with the Department of Children and Families she worked as a defense litigator for five years with the Office of Public Defender – Ninth Circuit. She remains an active member of several bar associations to include, the Florida Bar, Orange County Bar, Paul C. Perkins Bar, and the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association, earning numerous appreciation awards. Professor Crag-Chaderton also serves on the Board of Directors for the Parramore District aiming to be an advocate for business owners, property owners, and residents of Parramore in revitalizing the historic neighborhood.

Areas of Interest

  • Dependency Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Public Interest Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution


  • J.D.
  • B.A.

Work History

  • Instructor-2018- Present
    Florida A&M University College of Law, Orlando, FL

  • Senior Attorney - 2005 – 2018
    Department of Children and Families, Orlando, FL

  • Assistant Public Defender - 2001 – 2005
    Office of the Public Defender 9th Judicial Circuit, Orlando, FL

  • Judicial Law Clerk 1997 – 2000
    Territorial Court of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, VI

Academic Accomplishments

  •  Florida Supreme Court County Certified Mediator
  • Panelist, Teaching Methodology Webinar – AALS Clinical Section – February 3, 2023
  • Presenter, Region Conflict Counsel Summit -The Value of Externships – October 5, 2022
  • Panelist, Diverse Faces in Legal Spaces – Women’s Law Caucus, Caribbean Law Students Association, Black Law Students Association, Hispanic American Law Student Association, Stonewall LGBTA Law Association, March 2022
  • Presenter, Civil Rights Policy Issues You are Presently Facing - Florida NAACP, May 2021
  • Presenter, Understanding the Family Unit: Cultural and Socioeconomic Status, Early Childhood Court All Sites Conference, April 2021
  • Panelist, Attorney Assistance Program – Florida Restorative Rights Coalition, March 2021
  • Panelist, Infant Toddler Court Program – Florida Early Childhood Courts Program, February 2021
  • Presenter, Family Law Case Update & Legislative Wrap Up – Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, August 2019



  • Community Legal Services’ Partner in Service Award (Legal Clinic) – 2023

  • Exceptional Pro Bono Service Recognition – 2022
    Florida Supreme Court and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association

  •  Appreciation Award – 2022
    He Got Up! Orlando Serve Foundation

  •  Exceptional Pro Bono Service Recognition – 2021
    Florida Supreme Court and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association

  •  Outstanding Service Award – 2021
    Virgil Hawkins Fellowship

Courses Taught At FAMU

  • Guardian Ad Litem Clinic
  • Criminal Defense Clinic
  • Field Placement
  • Juvenile Law

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