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Noted law professor Patricia Broussard discusses the practice of female genital mutilation, or FGM. Although it is a cultural tradition in many African and Middle Eastern countries, she argues that it is clearly a form of torture, and needs to be outlawed.
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Patricia Broussard on FGM
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Patricia Broussard
Professor Patricia Broussard joined the faculty of Florida A&M University College of Law after teaching at Howard University School of Law for seven years. She teaches Constitutional Law I and II, First Amendment, Advance Appellate Advocacy, and Advance Topics on Women and the Law. Professor Broussard began her legal career clerking for the Honorable George W. Mitchell of the District of Columbia Superior Court. She writes in the area of Human Rights with a specialty focus on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

She has several articles on that subject and has been declared an expert witness on FGM in immigration and asylum cases. She is the recipient of the designation of “Fulbright Specialist” and has been placed on the Fulbright Roster as such. Professor Broussard also writes on disenfranchisement issues and has submitted two amici curiae briefs to the United States Supreme Court; one on behalf of students while teaching at HUSL in Grutter v. Bollinger, and the other on behalf of students in Shelby County v. Holder while teaching at FAMU College of Law.

Prrofessor Broussard is committed to service and while at Howard received the Warren Rosmarin Award for outstanding teaching and service. She regularly coaches moot court and client counseling teams and serves as a commissioner for the City of Orlando Mayor’s Martin Luther King Commission. She developed and implemented an annual neighborhood service project entitled “Clean- Up Parramore Day” for the law school. She is a four time recipient of the Percy Luney Spirit of Service Award and a five time recipient of Professor of the year. Professor Broussard believes that the success of her students is her greatest accomplishment in academia. Professor Broussard has a J.D., cum laude, from Howard University School of Law and a B.S. degree from Northwestern University.


FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION: EXPLORING STRATEGIES FOR ENDING RITUALIZED TORTURE; SHAMING, BLAMING, AND UTILIZING THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE