Patricia Broussard

Associate Professor of Law
Phone: 407-254-3293
Email: patricia.broussard@famu.edu

Patricia BroussardProfessor Broussard is an associate professor at Florida A& M College of Law who joined the faculty after teaching at Howard University School of Law for seven years. She teaches Constitutional Law I and II, First Amendment, Advance Appellate Advocacy, and Advance Topics on Women and the Law. Professor Broussard began her legal career clerking for the Honorable George W. Mitchell of the District of Columbia Superior Court. She writes in the area of Human Rights with a specialty focus on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). She has several articles on that subject and has been declared an expert witness on FGM in an immigration and asylum case. She is the recipient of the designation of "Fulbright Specialist" and has been placed on the Fulbright Roster as such. Professor Broussard also writes on disenfranchisement issues and has submitted two amici curiae briefs to the United States Supreme Court; one on behalf of students while teaching at HUSL in Grutter v. Bollinger, and the other on behalf of students in Shelby County v. Holder  while teaching at FAMU College of Law.

Professor Broussard is committed to service and while at Howard received the Warren Rosmarin Award for outstanding teaching and service. She regularly coaches moot court and client counseling teams and serves as a commissioner for the City of Orlando Mayor's Martin Luther King Commission. She developed and implemented an annual neighborhood service project entitled "Clean- Up Parramore Day" for the law school. She is a four time recipient of the Percy Luney Spirit of Service Award and a four time recipient of Professor of the year. Professor Broussard believes that the success of her students is her greatest accomplishment in academia.  

Professor Broussard has a J.D., cum laude, from Howard University School of Law and a B.S. degree from Northwestern University.



Office Hours: Assistant :
   MWF 11a.m. - 1p.m. and by appointment       Celia Westbrook
          Office: 407-254-3234


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Publications by Professor Broussard:


  • Case Study, THE A-Z GUIDE TO FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT LAWS FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS OWNER, by Shannon Johnson with Berit Everhart, Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc., (2011).

  • Cynthia Cook, Medical Sociology: A Reader, Chapter, Understanding Female Genital Mutilation (Forthcoming January 2012, University Readers & Cognella Academic Publishing).


  • Silence: A Twenty-First Century Remnant of Slavery, Jim Crow, and Systemic Racism. Where is Justice for Black Women? (Forthcoming 2012).

  • Patricia A. Broussard, Reaction Article – Shayan Modarres, The Fourteenth Amendment Isn't "Broke": Why Wealth Should Be a Suspect Classification under the Equal Protection Clause, VOLUME 3, ISSUE 2 OF GEORGETOWN LAW'S MODERN CRITICAL RACE PERSPECTIVES JOURNAL (2012).

  • First Do No Harm: Why Pricking is Not the Solution to Ending Female Genital Mutilation, The Student Appeal  (May 2010), available at: http://thestudentappeal.com/international/first-do-no-harm.

  • Repair versus Rejuvenation: The Condition of Vaginas as a Proxy for the Societal Status of Women, 9 Seattle J. Soc. Just.935 (2010 - 2011).

  • The Importation of Female Genital Mutilation to the West: The Cruelest Cut of All, 44 University of San Francisco Law Review 787 (Spring 2010)

  • Now You See it, Now You Don’t: Addressing the Issue of Websites which are Lost in Space, 35 Ohio Northern University Law Review 155 (2009).

  • Female Genital Mutilation: Exploring Strategies for Ending Ritualized Torture: Shaming, Blaming, and Invoking the Convention Against Torture, 15 Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy 19 (2008).

  • The True Legacy of Rosa Parks - November 2005,http://writ.news.findlaw.com/commentary/20051102_broussard.html

  • Brown Did Not Fail America, America Failed Brown, 47 How. L.J. 829 (2004).

  • Supervised Grutter v. Bollinger Amicus Brief to the U. S. Supreme Court –January, 2003.

  • Drafted USDA Title VI Manual – January, 2002.

  • Honoring African American Women in Academia, The New Barrister, Vol. 37 No. 5, (2001).