Title: Law Educator
Company: Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Location: Orlando, Florida, United States
Ronald Griffin, Law Educator at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership the field of law education.
Growing up during the Civil Rights Movement, Mr. Griffin witnessed priests, young scholars and academics risk their lives in the pursuit of justice and equality. Inspired by these courageous feats, he decided to dedicate his life to litigation and education in order to create a better future for the world. Preparing for his career, Mr. Griffin earned a Bachelor of Science from Hampton Institute in 1965, a juris doctor from Howard University in 1968 and a Master of Law from the University Virginia in 1974. He has been admitted to practice law in the state of Kansas since 1986, with the US Supreme Court in 1973 and for the District of Columbia since 1970. Mr. Griffin considers the highlight of his career to be when he had been sworn in at the bar of the District of Columbia for at this time, he saw his father shed a tear of joy over this magnificent accomplishment.
Mr. Griffin has held numerous roles over the course of his career, serving as a professor for the College of Law at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University since 2009. He has been a professor for the School of Law at Washburn University from 1978 to 2011, holding the title of professor emeritus of the institution since 2011. Additionally, he has worked as an assistant professor of law for the University of Oregon from 1974 to 1978, an assistant corporate counsel for the Government of D.C. in 1970 and has lent his time and talents with the Judge Advocate General Corps of the US Army from 1970 to 1974. Bettering any organization with which he has been affiliated, Mr. Griffin is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Center States Law School Association, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, among other groups.
Envisioning a more beautiful world of peace and acceptance, Mr. Griffin has been a delegate for the People to People Ambassador Program, focusing on global climate change and environmental science in the People’s Republic of China in 2007. Additional pursuits he has undertaken include serving as an external examiner for the School of Law at the University of Limerick in Ireland from 2004 to 2005 and commissioner for the Continuing Legal Education Commission in Kansas from 1989 to 1995. Mr. Griffin has served as the chairman of the board of directors for the Midwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference from 2003 to 2005. Furthermore, Mr. Griffin has been the chairman of the board directors for the Brown Foundation from 1996 to 1999.
Recognized for his success, Mr. Griffin has been a Kilne Sabbatical Research grantee in Japan in 1985 and a Rockefeller Foundation grantee of Howard University from 1965 to 1968. Furthermore, he has earned the honor of fellow of the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law at Columbia University in 1981 and the William O. Douglas Outstanding Professor of Year from 1985 to 1986 and again from 1994 to 1995. An outstanding man who has led a fulfilling career in the fields of law and education, Mr. Griffin has been awarded the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. His influence has led to his inclusion in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.
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