Reginald J. Mitchell

Instructor, Academic Success and Bar Preparation

Phone: 407-254-4009
Email: reginald.mitchellsr@famu.edu

Randall Abate

Reginald J. Mitchell, Esq. is currently an Instructor in the FAMU College of Law Academic Success and Bar Preparation Program.  He is also volunteering as the FAMU National Alumni Association, Inc.’s General Counsel.  He is formerly the Assistant General Counsel for Risk of the Florida Department of Children and Families.  He was formerly a Medicaid Subrogation Attorney with Health Management Systems; Florida Legal Counsel of People for the American Way (PFAW) as a registered lobbyist with the Florida Legislature; and Florida Election Protection Director of People for the American Way Foundation.  Mr. Mitchell also served as an Associate Attorney at Parks and Crump, LLC. Mr. Mitchell’s areas of practice included personal injury, wrongful death and auto-tort litigation. 

In 1988, Mr. Mitchell received his Bachelor of Science degrees in Political Science and Business Administration from Florida A&M University (FAMU). While attending FAMU, he served as the Student Government Association President.  He later founded the FAMU Pathway to Law Program (pre-law program) that assisted those, like himself, who aspired to attend law school.  After teaching a variety of pre-law courses and serving as director of the pre-law program, Mr. Mitchell left FAMU to pursue his law degree.

In 1995, Mr. Mitchell received his Masters in Business Administration, concentrating in Management Information Systems.  In 1996, he received his Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Minnesota. In law school, Mr. Mitchell served on the Civil Rights Moot Court Team.  He was elected twice to the Law Council, and served as Secretary/Treasurer during the 2nd term.  He also served as the Attorney General and founding Webmaster of the National Black Law Students Association. 

Upon graduation, Mr. Mitchell returned to his alma mater to serve as Assistant to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  Additionally, he was Executive Assistant to the President & Assistant Lobbyist during the return of the FAMU College of Law in 2000.   He served on the law school’s Dean Selection Committee, Site Selection Committee and Building Program Committee.

His professional memberships include the Florida Bar, the Northern. Middle & Southern District of Florida Federal Bars, the National Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.



Office Hours: Assistant :
     By appointment
Penny Hammond
Office: 407-254-4024


Courses taught by Professor Mitchell: Links:
  • Introduction to Analytical Skills I & II
  • Legislation


Publications by Professor Mitchell:


  • Co-authored the FAMU Law School Need Statement (position paper). Co-authored the “University Committees” section of the University Fact Book for the Institutional Self-Study.Directory of Environmental Law Education Opportunities at American Law Schools (Carolina Academic Press 2007)