Student Ambassadors

Meet Our Student Ambassadors

FIU Law Ambassadors are available to help prospective students, their families and the FIU community get an inside view of what FIU Law is really about. Student Ambassadors are leaders and come from different backgrounds, with varying undergraduate degrees from universities around the country. They serve as the link between the current law school community and the future student body.
 Loune-Djenia Askew

Loune-Djenia Askew

Undergraduate Institution: Florida Atlantic University
Email Address: laske002@fiu.edu
Hometown: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Legal Affiliation: Black Law Student Association, Public Interest Network, Caribbean Law Student Association, Haitian Lawyers Association, Broward County Bar Association.

Journals/Competition Teams: Law Review, International Commercial Arbitration

Why FIU Law? FIU is a law school with a community atmosphere. The staff, faculty, students and alumni are very supportive of student success.

My favorite thing about FIU Law? My favorite thing about FIU Law is its great reputation in the legal community.

Nicholas Collazo

Nicholas Collazo

Undergraduate Institution: Florida International University
Emailncoll018@fiu.edu
Hometown: Miami, Florida

Legal Affiliation: Business Law Society

Why FIU Law? FIU Law has everything you could possibly look for in a law school: great diversity, great performance, great faculty, and great peers.

My favorite thing about FIU Law? My favorite thing about FIU Law is its commitment to its students. FIU Law truly cares about you and your future.

Michael Joseph Ellis

Michael Joseph Ellis

Undergraduate Institution: Florida State University
Email Address: melli052@fiu.edu
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL

Legal Affiliation: American Constitution Society, American Civil Liberties Union

Competition Team: FIU Trial Team

Why FIU Law? Small class sizes, low tuition, and highest bar-pass rate in the state. Yes, there are older, more “reputable” law schools. But I chose FIU for the amazing opportunity to help build the reputation of a younger, hungrier school. We’re building our reputation every day, we’ve got to work harder than anyone for it, and we do. If that excites you and you see that as an opportunity, the FIU COL family is for you. If you’ve felt like you’ve had a chip on your shoulder in life, this is the law school for you.

Favorite thing about FIU law? The sense of community among students, faculty, and staff. We work harder than anyone, but we work together. It’s a competitive environment where excellence is expected, but never at the expense of collegiality.

Alcides J. Martinez

Alcides J. Martinez

Undergraduate Institution: Florida International University
Email Address: amart429@fiu.edu
Hometown: Miami, FL

Legal Affiliation: Libertarian Law Student Association

Why FIU Law? I have always considered South Florida to be my home. With the help of many people, I was fortunate enough to be offered the opportunity to join the ranks of the highly bright and impressively promising future legal professionals that are the students of the FIU College of Law. Here, I can appreciate daily the quality of instruction and the lucrative paths laid out for us.

My favorite thing about FIU Law?  My favorite thing about FIU Law so far is a tie between the wealth of legal expertise and pedagogical abilities of the professors and the diverse backgrounds, cultures, and most importantly points of view that characterize our student body. I proudly arrive to class each day knowing I will leave back home with a wide range of newfound legal wisdom as well as bonds of friendship that will last me a lifetime. Moreover, all these wonderful advantages have been made available through an evening class program that has allowed a father and working professional like me to be able to pursue and to participate in law school. I’m humbled each day by the swell of gratitude and well-being that overcomes me here at the FIU college of law.