Patricia Broussard

Patricia A Broussard

College Of Law - Instruction


Office Hours

College of Law

Tuesday and Thursday: 10 am - 3 pm

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

Current Semester Schedule

Constitutional Law II
Woman and The Law

About Me

Professor Patricia Broussard joined the faculty of Florida A&M University College of Law after teaching at Howard University School of Law for seven years. She teaches Constitutional Law I and II, First Amendment, Advance Appellate Advocacy, and Advance Topics on Women and the Law. Professor Broussard began her legal career clerking for the Honorable George W. Mitchell of the District of Columbia Superior Court. She writes in the area of Human Rights with a specialty focus on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

She is committed to service and while at Howard received the Warren Rosmarin Award for outstanding teaching and service. She regularly coaches moot court and client counseling teams and serves as a commissioner for the City of Orlando Mayor’s Martin Luther King Commission. She developed and implemented an annual neighborhood service project entitled “Clean- Up Parramore Day” for the law school. She is a four time recipient of the Percy Luney Spirit of Service Award and a five time recipient of Professor of the year. Professor Broussard believes that the success of her students is her greatest accomplishment in academia.

Professor Broussard has a J.D., cum laude, from Howard University School of Law and a B.S. degree from Northwestern University.

Areas of Interest

  • Constitutional Law
  • First Amendment
  • Women and the Law


  • JD, cum laude
    Howard University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Science
    Northwestern University

Work History

  • Professor of Law, 2013 - Present
    Florida A&M University College of Law
  • Visiting Associate Professor of Law, 2006 - 2011
    Orlando, Florida
  • Acting Director Legal Reasoning, Research, Writing Program, August 2005 – May 2006
    Howard University School of Law
  • Instructor, Intensive Legal Methods LL.M. Program, August 2000 – May 2005

  • Instructor, Legal Reasoning, Research, Writing Program, Summer 2001

  • Patricia A. Broussard Curriculum Vitae, August 1993 – May 1997

  • Instructor, Advanced Legal Writing Seminar, Summer 2006
    Georgetown University
  • Judicial Law Clerk
    District of Columbia Superior Court

Academic Accomplishments



  • The Attempted “Anita Hillification” of The Honorable Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson: God of Our Weary Years, God of Our Silent Tears. TBP Fall 2023, Elon Law Review

  •  Damn It! A Conversation on Being Black, Female, and Marginalized during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Is the World Listening? A Conversation between Black Female Law Professors [article] Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review, Vol. 12, Issue 1 (2020), pp. 1-76
    Broussard, Patricia A. (Cited 37 times); Page, Cheryl T. (Cited 1 times); Downes, Angela
    12 Ala. C.R. & C.L. L. Rev. 1 (2020-2021)

  • Unbowed, Unbroken, and Unsung: The Unrecognized Contributions of African American Women in Movements, Politics, and the Maintenance of Democracy, 25 William and Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice, 631 (Spring 2019).
  •  Broussard, Patricia A. (2015) "Eviscerating the Voting Rights Act and Moral Authority: Freedom to Discriminate Comes with a Price," Journal of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity: Vol. 7: Iss. 1, Article 2.
    Available at:

  • Black Women’s Post Slavery Silence Syndrome: A Twenty-First Century Remnant of Slavery, Jim Crow, and Systemic Racism. Who Will Tell Her Stories? University of Iowa Journal of Gender, Race & Justice Summer 2013).

  • Patricia A. Broussard, Reaction Article – Shayan Modarres, The Fourteenth Amendment Isn’t “Broke”: Why Wealth Should Be a Suspect Classification under the Equal Protection Clause, 3 Georgetown Law's Modern Critical Race Perspectives Journal (2012).

  • First Do No Harm: Why Pricking is Not the Solution to Ending Female Genital Mutilation, The Student Appeal cite as: Patricia A. Broussard, First Do No Harm: Why Pricking is Not the Solution to Ending Female Genital Mutilation (May 2010), available at:

  • Repair versus Rejuvenation: The Condition of Vaginas as a Proxy for the Societal Status of Women, 9 Seattle J. Soc. Just. 935 (2010 – 2011).

  • The Importation of Female Genital Mutilation to the West: The Cruelest Cut of All, 44 University of San Francisco Law Review 4 (Spring 2010).

  • Now You See it, Now You Don’t: Addressing the Issue of Websites which are Lost in Space, 35 Ohio Northern University Law Review 1 (2009).
  • Female Genital Mutilation: Exploring Strategies for Ending Ritualized Torture: Shaming, Blaming, and Invoking the Convention Against Torture, 15 Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy 19 (2008).

  • The True Legacy of Rosa Parks, - November 2005,
  • Brown Did Not Fail America; America Failed Brown, 47 How. L.J. 829 (2004).
  • Drafted USDA Title VI Manual in conjunction with HUSL– January, 2002
  • Honoring African American Women in Academia, The New Barrister, Vol. 37 No. 5, (2001).
  •  Amicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court Shelby County v. Holder – January, 2013.
  • Supervised Amicus Brief Grutter v. Bollinger Amicus Brief to the U. S. Supreme Court –January, 2003.
  • Feminist Judgments Rewritten: Opinions of the United States Supreme Court Town of Castle Rock v. Gonzales, Commentary (2016, Cambridge Press).

  • Case Study, THE A-Z GUIDE TO FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT LAWS FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS OWNER, by Shannon Johnson with Berit Everhart, Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc., (2011).
  • Cynthia Cook, Medical Sociology: A Reader, Chapter, Understanding Female Genital Mutilation (Forthcoming January 2012, University Readers & Cognella Academic Publishing).


    • 9/2022 Speaker at Law Review Induction
    • 9/2022 Panelist- Stop the Woke Act
    • 10/2022 Panelist – Living in a Post-Roe World – Paul Perkins Bar Assoc.
    • 10/2022 Panelist – Black Hair Symposium – George Mason/Anton Scalia Law School
    • 1/2023 – Interviewee – Wesh2 News – Black Excellence/Judge
    • 2/2023 – Panelist – Civil Discourse – FAMU College of Law
    • 2/2023 – Speaker – League of Women Vot


• U.S. Dept. of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs Fulbright Specialist, 2013
• 2013 Florida A & M University College of law “Professor of the Year” Award
• 2012 Florida A & M University College of law “Professor of the Year” Award
• 2012 Percy Luney Spirit of Service Award
• 2011 Florida A & M University College of Law “Professor of the Year” Award
• 2010 Percy Luney Spirit of Service Award
• 2010 Florida A & M University College of Law “Professor of the Year” Award
• 2008 Percy Luney Spirit of Service Award for Faculty
• 2007 Percy Luney Spirit of Service Award for Faculty
• 2006 Percy Luney Spirit of Service Award for New Faculty
• 2003 Warren Rosmarin Award for Outstanding Teaching and Service

Courses Taught At FAMU

  •  Advanced Appellate Advocacy
  • Constitutional Law I
  •  Constitutional Law II
  •  Constitutional Law - First Amendment
  • Legal Methods I and II
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Torts I
  •  Torts II
  • Advanced Topics of Women and the Law