Alcee Lamar Hastings
Private practice, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1963-1977
Judge, Circuit Court of Florida, Broward County, 1977-1979
U.S. representative from Florida, 1993-
Howard University School of Law
Consistent with providing the professional leadership necessary to advocate and defend the rights of all, but particularly of African-Americans and other minorities, it is the Law School's mission to: Educate and enable students to develop their highest capabilities and skills as lawyers; Engage as an institution in the active pursuit of solutions to domestic and international legal, social, economic and political problems that are of particular concern to minority groups; and Imbue its students with dedication to excellence and commitment to the solutions to those problems.
Florida A&M University College of Law
To provide a law program with high academic standards that produce excellent legal professionals who demonstrate professionalism, provide public service, enhance justice and promote scholarship; to provide a program that offers both full-time and part-time learning opportunities to students; and, consistent with the enabling legislation, to provide opportunities for minorities to attain representation within the legal profession.