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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.

Amber Floyd, third-year student at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

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