Legal Connections Wins Two Silver Telly Awards 

Segments featuring Dr. Jeremy Levitt, Mark Dorosin and Kimra Major-Morris Recognized 

Distinguished Professor of International Law Dr. Jeremy Levitt, Legal Connections host and FAMU Law alum Kimra Major-Morris, Esq., Director of Clinics and Field Placement Mark Dorosin, and FAMU Law Dean Deidré Keller 

ORLANDO – The Telly Awards, the world’s largest honor for video and television across all screens, has announced its 44th annual winners after a record-breaking number of entries.

Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law and Orange TV’s cable television program, Legal Connections, has been recognized with Telly Awards for two video segments in the Information-Television category.

FAMU Law Dean Deidré Keller presented the awards at a special program at the College of Law honoring the winners on Wednesday, November 15, 2023.

Distinguished Professor of International Law and Founder/President of the Stono Institute Dr. Jeremy Levitt received a silver Telly Award for a video segment featuring a life changing trip to West Africa for a small group of local teens.

“We must think out of America’s box to conceive of a new paradox. Africa has transformative powers for Black Americans,” said Dr. Levitt. “It’s an honor to be recognized with a Telly Award for the video capturing this amazing trip. This opportunity truly made a huge difference in the lives of the young people who made the journey.”

Associate Professor and Director of Legal Clinics and Field Placement Mark Dorosin received a silver Telly Award for his segment featuring a closer look at the legal clinics at FAMU Law and the students who participate in clinic work.

“The Clinic program at FAMU College of Law provides the most meaningful opportunity for students to gain practical, real-life legal experience and to fulfill our mission to provide legal advocacy to under-resourced residents and neighborhoods in our community,” Dorosin said.  “We are honored that the program received this recognition.”

Along with Dorosin, Legal Connections host Kimra Major-Morris also received a silver Telly Award for her hosting role on the project. “I’m delighted to be recognized with this Telly Award for my work on Legal Connections,” Major-Morris said. “Our show is unique in featuring different aspects of the legal field through the eyes of faculty, law students, alums and community partners.”

Legal Connections is a collaboration between Orange TV and FAMU Law. The show is in its fourth season. The program is produced and directed by Matt Juvinall of Orange TV. Stephanie Strong and Mildred Graham of FAMU Law are senior producers on the program. Legal Connections airs on Orange TV in Orlando and on FAMU TV 20 in Tallahassee.

“The caliber of the work this season coming from creators such as FAMU Law and Orange TV has truly reflected the theme of breaking out and standing out,” said Telly’s Executive Director Sabrina Dridje. “Our industry is experimenting with new technologies like never before, crafting truly compelling stories to draw attention to some of the world’s most pressing issues.”

According to Telly executives, this was a record-breaking year with nearly 13,000 entries from across the globe and top video and television content producers.

To view the winning segments, please click on the below links:

Journey to Africa, Dr. Jeremy Levitt

Legal Clinics, Mark Dorosin and Kimra Major-Morris