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FAMU College of Law student makes school history

By Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez | Managing & News Editor
On April 22, 2013


A Florida A&M College of Law student has been chosen as the first FAMU law student to serve as a clerk at the Florida Supreme Court.

Ta’Ronce Stowes, a third-year from Severn, Md., will be the law clerk for the Honorable Justice James E. C. Perry starting in August.

Stowes is thrilled to take the position as law clerk and knew that attending the FAMU College of Law would open the necessary doors for his career.

“The main reasons why I chose to attend the FAMU College of Law are twofold," Ta’Ronce Stowes said in a press release dated April 19. "The legislative mission to increase diversity within the profession reflects the consistent notion that being submerged in ethnically diverse atmospheres throughout my life has shaped me into the culturally competent individual that I am today.”

The other reason Stowes chose to attend FAMU’s COL is to provide underserved communities with exceptional legal representation.

LeRoy Pernell, the dean for the FAMU COL, said this accomplishment is indicative of the legal world taking a closer look at the talented individuals the school is producing.

Before applying to be a law clerk for the Florida Supreme Court, Stowes served as a consultant for COL alumnus Aaron Brown, who was the first FAMU COL student to intern with Justice Perry. Stowes chose to follow Brown’s path.

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