FAMU Law’s Briana Napoleon Receives Prestigious Holland & Knight Scholarship

Briana Napoleon

ORLANDO – Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law rising second-year student Briana Napoleon is the 2024 recipient of the prestigious Holland & Knight Scholarship and Internship. As the Holland & Knight Scholar, Napoleon will receive full in-state tuition and a summer associate position at the law firm’s Jacksonville office.

The Miami, Florida native says she is passionate about making a meaningful impact in advocating for underrepresented communities. Napoleon is attracted to large law firms that are recognized as leaders in the legal profession and have a demonstrated commitment to pro bono work and service.

“This prestigious opportunity represents a culmination of my dedication to the legal profession and my commitment to excellence,” said Napoleon. “I am eager to leverage this scholarship and internship experience to further my academic pursuits and contribute meaningfully to the continued success of Holland & Knight’s mission.”

According to the firm’s website, the Holland & Knight Summer Associate Program is an opportunity for a select number of law students from across the nation to gain real-world law firm experience by working with experienced lawyers on complex matters for their clients.

Since 2008, Holland & Knight has annually awarded a scholarship to a first-year law student from the FAMU College of Law in addition to providing an opportunity to participate in the summer associate program.

Napoleon adds, “Thank you to the partners for believing in my potential and providing me with this incredible opportunity to support my academic pursuits and empower me to positively impact the legal field.”

For more information about the FAMU College of Law, please visit law.famu.edu

About FAMU Law – The Florida A&M University College of Law was founded as a division in 1949. The college is currently located in downtown Orlando—near county and federal courthouses, and major law firms. Its mission is to serve as a beacon of hope and catalyst for change by providing access to excellent educational training opportunities for generations of students who seek to serve the needs of traditionally underserved people and communities. The college is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and provides full-time and part-time programs that focus on experiential learning experiences via the classroom, clinical programs, and co-curricular activities.