Marlese Wells

Marlese A Wells

College Of Law - Instruction


Office Hours

College of Law Room #335A
Faculty 3rd Floor

Program Assistant is Iana Hair, Phone:  (407) 254-4022,

Current Semester Schedule

LAW 6782-6220-302 Intro to Analytical Skills II - Friday 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

LAW 6782-6226-304 Intro to Analytical Skills II - Friday 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

About Me

Marlese Wells is a Florida A&M University College of Law graduate who has dedicated her entire legal career fulfilling the College of Law’s mission. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Florida Memorial University. Professor Wells is currently an Instructor in the Academic Success & Bar Preparation Department at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law, where she has taught the following courses: Introduction to Analytical Skills I, Introduction to Analytical Skills II and Advanced Analytical Skills. She has also hosted webinars, workshops and provides bar exam coaching in the Bar Exam Success Training program offered to College of Law graduates and bar examinees.

Professor Wells has over ten years of legal, practice experience, all of which has been dedicated to public service. Prior to joining the College of Law, Professor Wells served as a Senior Law Clerk & Staff Attorney for both the Seventh and Ninth Judicial Circuits Courts, where she advised the judiciary on complex and pending litigation matters. In this capacity, she also prepared orders and appellate opinions for the criminal and civil divisions. For her unparalleled work, Professor Wells was recognized and awarded the Chief Judge’s Commendation for Exemplary Public Service in 2014.

Although she served as an advisor to members of both the criminal and civil judiciary in her role as a Law Clerk, Professor Wells has remained an avid lover of justice in the realm of criminal law and has a dedicated interest in criminal postconviction and death penalty matters.

Professor Wells maintains an active membership with the Florida bar.

Areas of Interest

  • Bar Exam Success



  • Juris Doctorate, May 2009
    Florida A&M University College of Law-Orlando, Florida
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Public Administration, December 2005
    Florida Memorial University-Miami, Florida

Work History

  • Instructor of Academic Success & Bar Preparation, July 2018- Present
    FAMU College of Law- 201 Beggs Avenue, Orlando, Florida

  • Senior Staff Attorney, November 2010- June 2018
    Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida- 2 Courthouse Square, Kissimmee, Florida

  • Adjunct Professor-Academic Success & Bar Preparation, August 2017- May 2018
    FAMU College of Law- 201 Beggs Avenue, Orlando, Florida

  • Staff Attorney, November 2009-November 2010
    Seventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida- Deland, Florida

  • Intern for the Federal Public Defender’s Office, January 2009-May 2009
    Middle District of Florida- Orlando, Florida

  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable Alicia L. Latimore, March 2008 – December 2008
    Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida- Orlando, Florida

Academic Accomplishments

  •  Member, Pre-Law Society
  • Member, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society
  • Member, Political Science Association
  • Member & Publicity Chair, Women’s Law Caucus
  • Volunteer, Legal Aid Society of OCBA
  • Member, Black Law Student Association


Courses Taught At FAMU

  •  LAW 6780-3722-304 Intro to Analytical Skills I
  • LAW 6780-3720-302 Intro to Analytical Skills I

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