November 19, 2009 Contact: Gabrielle Maxey, 901-678-2843
Amber Floyd Receives National Bar Association Chapter President’s Award
Amber Floyd, a third-year student at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys
School of Law, has received the President’s Award from the Ben F. Jones Chapter of
the National Bar Association. She is the first law student to receive the award; it
typically goes to an attorney or community member.
The award recognizes individuals who have volunteered their time, resources, or talents
to help further the objectives and goals of the Ben F. Jones Chapter; who exemplify
the character and leadership of the founders of the chapter; and who go above and
beyond in their commitment to uphold the honor and integrity of the legal profession.
Floyd was the inaugural recipient of the Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs Scholarship. She also
received the BAR/BRI Bar Review Scholarship and the CALI Award.
Floyd has served as president of the Black Law Students Association, regional director
of the Southern Region National Black Law Students Association, and communications
assistant for the Ben F. Jones Chapter. She also is a pupil member of Leo Bearman
Sr. American Inns of Court as well as a member of the Law School Student Leadership
Council, an orientation leader, and a student ambassador.
Floyd graduated summa cum laude from the U of M in 2007 with a bachelor of science
in education degree. She will be an associate in the Memphis office of Wyatt, Tarrant
& Combs next fall.
Her parents are LaTonya Toran and Terence Ewing, both of Nashville.
The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law was recently ranked by preLaw magazine as a best
value law school, based on the combination of three criteria: low tuition, the high
percentage of graduates passing the Tennessee bar exam, and the success of graduates
in finding employment. The school is fully accredited by the American Bar Association
and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools, the society for legal
education in the United States. Graduates of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
include judges, other public servants, and leading practitioners in the Mid-South
and throughout the nation.