For release: November 19, 2009
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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.