4 FAMU law school students recognized

FAMU College of Law student, Lindjee Noziere, was awarded the William Holland Scholarship at The 21st Virtual Holland Scholarship Celebration on February 18, 2022.

Lindjee Noziere, a Florida A&M College of Law student, was one of four from FAMU to  receive a scholarship at the 21st Annual Virtual Holland Scholarship Celebration on Friday.

“I am humbled, grateful and honored to be one of the recipients of this award,” Noziere said.

Noziere, who is expected to graduate in May after moving to the United States from Haiti 11 years ago, said then support is vital to her career.

“I admire the mission of the F. Malcolm Cunningham Sr. Bar Association, which is to promote the personal and professional development of Blacks within the legal profession and to promote improvement in the law and in the method of its administration,” she said.

The F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association, host of the annual event, is a voluntary bar association located in Palm Beach County. It awards Florida Bar Examination scholarships to promising third-year law students who are scheduled to take the bar exam in July.

Noziere, the vice president of FAMU’s Real Property, Probate, and Trust law chapter, wasn’t the only Rattler to win an award Friday.

Edward Lavant is a Florida Supreme Court mediator and a 3rd year law student that was one of three FAMU College of Law students awarded a William Holland Scholarship at the Holland Scholarship Celebration held on Friday, February 18, 2022.

Along with Noziere, there were two other FAMU College of Law students who received a William Holland scholarship: Edward Lavant, and Richard Ryles, Jr.

The William Holland Scholarship Program was named for the first African American attorney in Palm Beach County, William H. Holland, who with a group of Black attorneys from West Palm Beach, including Frank Malcolm Cunningham, began monthly meetings at a local restaurant.

Richard Ryles Jr., a Palm Beach native and 3rd year law student, receives William Holland Scholarship as he prepares for the Florida Bar exam in July.

Holland, who worked under the direction of Thurgood Marshall, earned his juris doctorate in 1950 after being denied because of race when he first applied to the University of Florida Law School.

Suwana Jean Janvier, who’s father is a Haitian immigrant, was awarded the Shannoya C. Robinson Memorial scholarship last week.

In addition to those awards, Suwana Janvier received the Shannoya C. Robinson Memorial Scholarship for overcoming adversity.

A wife, mother of three and the president of the Student Bar Association, Janvier said she appreciates the additional support.

“I am pleased and honored to be a recipient of this scholarship and appreciate the Cunningham Bar Association’s forethought to consider the path of becoming a practicing attorney and reaching back to help bring others along,” Janvier said.

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