FAMU Law Students Explain Importance Of Networking

Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law hosted its first Careers in the Law networking and career exposure event earlier this month, and it was a huge success.

More than 70 lawyers or legal representatives from a wide-range of legal disciplines participated in the event, which attracted nearly 175 law students.

“Careers in the Law was designed to give our students an opportunity to speak directly with lawyers to learn about various practice areas as they make important decisions about entering the legal profession.” – FAMU College of Law Interim Dean LeRoy Pernell

“Our students enjoyed interacting with the legal community and getting their questions answered,” Dean LeRoy Pernell added.

Some of the legal participants included Greenberg Traurig, Baker Hostetler, DSK, Mateer Harbert, Legal Aid, Public Defender’s Office of the Ninth Judicial Circuit, State’s Attorney’s Office of the Ninth and Tenth Judicial Circuits, several judges from the Ninth Judicial Circuit and many others.

Dozens of FAMU Law alumni who are practicing attorneys also participated in the event.

“The inaugural Careers in the Law was a huge success with a great turnout,” said Bettina Tran, third-year FAMU College of Law student. “I reconnected with professionals I met years ago and established an even stronger connection now that I’ve come near the end of law school. They gave me tips on how to approach interviewers and insight on their field of law.”

Careers in the Law was coordinated by FAMU Law’s Career Planning and Professional Development Office and was held on campus at 201 Beggs Avenue in Orlando.

“The event exceeded my expectations, both in terms of quantity of participants, and how well it was received by the legal community, our faculty, staff and our student body,” said FAMU College of Law Assistant Dean for Career Planning and Professional Development Randolph Reliford. “I look forward to the 2nd annual FAMU Law Careers in the Law event next year and making it even bigger and better for the benefit of our students.”

For more information about the FAMU College of Law, please visit law.famu.edu.