Monday, April 28, 2008

Four FAMU Law Students Named Summer Associates for Firm

Parks & Crump LLC, a personal injury law firm based in Tallahassee, has selected four Florida A&M University College of Law students as summer associates for the firm. Current second-year students Regina Hogan, Reganel Reeves and Gregory St. Jour, and first-year student Ashley Mitchell received notification of their selection in late March.

“The students will gain a great depth of practical litigation experience at our firm to better prepare them for the rigors they will face in the legal profession upon their graduation from the College of Law,” said Daryl Parks, managing partner of the law firm.

According to Parks, who is also a member of the FAMU Board of Trustees, the students were selected from a highly competitive group of applicants, and are well deserving of the opportunity to contribute as associates to the firm.

“Our firm has employed students from the College of Law during previous summers, and we have been pleased with the ability they have demonstrated,” said Parks.

The selected students exemplify an active involvement at the College of Law through their participation in various student organizations. Hogan, Reeves and St. Jour were selected to the 2008-2009 FAMU Law Review, where Hogan will serve as Editor-in-Chief. Mitchell will serve as 2008-2009 American Bar Association Representative for the FAMU Student Bar Association.

Several FAMU College of Law graduates who have worked with the Parks & Crump firm as students later found permanent employment as associates. This includes Tiffany Mount, Class of 2005, who handles personal injury and wrongful death, and Jarian Lyons, Class of 2006, who handles mass tort litigation and general litigation.

“We will continue to support the College of Law’s mission to impact the legal profession throughout the country while increasing the representation of minorities within the profession,” said Parks.

Photo Caption: Daryl Parks (center), FAMU Trustee Member and Managing Partner of Parks & Crump, LLC, poses with FAMU students selected as summer associates for the law firm: Reganel Reeves (left to right), Regina Hogan, Ashley Mitchell and Gregory St. Jour.

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