Shiv Persaud

Shiv N Persaud

College Of Law - Instruction


Office Hours

COL Bldg. 

Program Assistant is Daexia Modeste, Phone:  (407) 254-3297,

Current Semester Schedule

LAW 6520-7437-301 Administrative Law Mon Wed 7:45 p.m. -9:15 p.m.

About Me

Prior to joining FAMU’s faculty, Shiv Narayan Persaud served as a state agency attorney, an assistant public defender, an assistant state attorney and a sole practitioner. In varying capacities at several state agencies, he worked on the State’s highway outdoor advertising program, assisted in the reconstruction of the firefighter certification examination, and streamlined real estate license law prosecutions. With the opportunity to represent indigent and private clients, in addition to the institutional knowledge of being a successful prosecutor, he brings a practical understanding to the classroom which elucidates and strengthens a student’s inferential analysis. Being in academia has also afforded him the opportunity to reach a vast and diverse array of individuals who will eventually become the policymakers and professionals in our legal system. He believes that the College’s commitment to excellence cannot underplay the value of instilling the principles of cultural competence in the legal profession.

In continuing these principles at the College, in 2012 he became the founding faculty member for the Marshall-Bell Law Society. The Society is a student-operated organization with a mission to enhance cultural sensitivity and competency in both legal education and practice. In furthering the principles of liberty and equal justice for all under the law, in the spirit of Thurgood Marshall and Derrick Bell, the Society seeks to provide an objective forum for culturally diverse individuals to speak on a variety of issues and address cultural misconceptions. As future legal professionals, students become members because they are committed to promoting those behaviors and attitudes that will enable them and their fellow students to work effectively in cross-cultural situations.

Areas of Interest

  • Criminal Law
  • Cultural Competence




Work History

  • Associate Professor of Law - Present

Academic Accomplishments

  • Founding faculty member of the Marshall-Bell Law Society

Courses Taught At FAMU

  •  Administrative Law