LeRoy Pernell served as dean of the FAMU College of Law from January 2008 to June 2015, leaving a legacy of academic and student service achievements. He helped the law school to receive full accreditation from the American Bar Association in 2009 and to continue that status in 2014. Dean Pernell’s focus on student needs led to the opening of the bookstore, café and plaza. Under his leadership, the law school’s bar passage rate improved steadily. This portrait was presented in order to ensure that Dean Pernell’s dedicated service is remembered by future generations of legal professionals and community leaders.