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Three-Part Panel Series on the Events Arising From the Killing of George Floyd

FIU Law, joined by the Student Bar Association and the H.T. Smith Black Law Student Association, hosted a three-series panel on the events arising from the killing of George Floyd.

Panel Recordings

Part One: Where We Are – Race, Protest, and the Role of Lawyers

Watch the first panel on YouTube


  • Michele Anglade, Lecturer of Law
  • Eric Carpenter, Professor of Law
  • Phyllis Kotey, Director of Externship and Pro Bono Program and Clinical., Professor of Law
  • Howard Wasserman, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Professor of Law


  • Tay Ansah, Professor of Law

Part Two: What We Might Do – Allegiance, Alliance, and Allies

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  • Ila Klion, Assistant Director and Professor of Legal Skills and Values, FIU College of Law
  • Caryn Lavernia, Assistant Vice President, FIU Office of Engagement
  • Shirlyon McWhorter, Director and Title IX Coordinator, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access, FIU
  • Melba V. Pearson, Former Deputy Director, Florida American Civil Liberties Union


  • Ediberto Roman, Professor of Law, FIU College of Law

Part Three: The Role of FIU: Alumni in the Current Crisis

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  • Reginald Guillaume JD ’17, Assistant State Attorney, Miami-Dade State Attorney‘s Office
  • Luis Fuste JD ’06, Representative, Dade County Police Benevolent Association
  • Christavia Johnson JD ’17 Assistant Public Defender, Broward Public Defender's Office
  • Keyla Smith JD ’14, Associate, Fischer Redavid PLLC


  • Willard Shephard JD '10, News anchor, NBC 6