Florida Board of Regents Selects Orlando for New FAMU Law School Site

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The Florida Board of Regents selected Orlando as the site for Florida A&M University's new College of Law last month, endorsing the recommendation of FAMU president, Dr. Frederick S. Humphries, and chancellor, Dr. Adam Herbert, to locate the college there.

"I believe that no other institution in this state can do a better job of increasing the number of qualified African American lawyers than FAMU," Humphries says. "Our intent is not to compete with other law schools statewide, but to carry out the college's mission."

According to Louis Murray, associate vice president for administrative and fiscal affairs and chairman of the FAMU Site Selection Committee, the university's next step is to seek Board of Regents approval for the architectural program. Murray also says it will take about a year to complete the program design and another year to construct the building. Until the new building is completed, the FAMU College of Law will be housed at a temporary facility in Orlando. …


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