Academics

Academics

 

The College of Law offers both a Full-Time Day Program and a Part-Time Evening Program of study. The Part-Time Evening program is designed for dedicated students who are unable to attend on a full-time basis and want to earn a law degree while working full-time. Courses in both programs demand the same standards of performance by students and are taught by full-time faculty members who are assisted by adjunct faculty.

The law school offers a rigorous traditional curriculum of required and elective courses that are complemented by extensive skills training which includes an intensive three-year writing program and a strong clinical program. The College of Law’s curriculum is designed to provide students with both the intellectual and practical skills necessary to meet the demands of the modern practice of law by combining theoretical coursework with clinical and practical experiences. Through the use of elective courses and leading practitioners as adjunct faculty, students are introduced to emerging trends and developments in the law.

Community service is an important facet of our educational program. The Florida A&M University College of Law serves the Orlando community by educating lawyers and future leaders to understand the value of helping those in need. Through pro bono opportunities and a clinical program, law students provide pro bono legal services in Orlando while still in law school. In providing the legal services, law students gain valuable experience and training and at the same time, recognize the need for these services as they start to practice law throughout the state and nation.

Full-Time Day Program

Full-Time Day Program students must successfully complete six semesters or three academic years for their degree requirements. Enrollment in the Day Program represents a commitment to the full-time study of law. Under American Bar Association rules, students enrolled as full-time students may not work in excess of 20 hours per week.

Part-Time Evening Program

The Part-Time Evening Program operates year-round. In addition to the fall and spring semesters, students in the Part-Time Evening Program are required to attend classes during the summer sessions. Evening Program students can complete their degree requirements in four years, consisting of eight semesters and three summer sessions.

The Part-Time Evening Program classes meet weekday evenings on or after 6:00 p.m. Elective courses open to Day and Evening students may begin at an earlier time.