In addition to her dynamic legal practice, Rand is an active professor and has performed legal analyst work throughout the world. Rand has written law school curriculum that she teaches as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Miami, School of Law, and is also teaching faculty in Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Workshop. Rand has guest lectured at Harvard Law in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Stand Your Ground laws, at Universite Mohammed V law school in Rabat, Morocco, and the University of the West Indies campuses in Jamaica and in Trinidad. In January 2014 Rand traveled to the Kingdom of Morocco to assist the King and Supreme Court Justices to implement democratic principles throughout the judicial system. During Spring 2012, Rand taught Legal Problems of the Poor at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University. Rand is currently scheduled to provide guest lectures in more than a dozen nations throughout the world and is currently signed with and represented by APB Speaker’s Bureau. In fall 2015, Rand will being a Scholar in Residence at Harvard Law School to examine the implementation of human rights policy and systemic reform at the nation-state level.
Utilizing media to bring attention to civil rights issues, Rand has been featured as a legal analyst on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox, on shows such as, Nancy Grace, the O’Reilly Factor, Hard Ball with Chris Mathews, Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien, Melissa Harris-Perry Show, and has appeared in Spanish on Telemundo. Internationally, Rand has appeared on NTN24 out of Bogota, Colombia, the Fuji evening news in Japan, on the Smile Jamaica and Ian Boyne’s Profile on TVJ in Jamaica, and has done radio appearances in Australia, Japan, and Jamaica. In February 2013, CNN published Rand’s article, No More of Our Childrens’ Blood on Our Hands, encouraging an end to senseless gun violence against children. Ms. Rand writes regularly for the Huffington Post on human rights issues and legal matters, and she has recently published articles entitled White on White Crime, Illegal Aliens, From Strange Fruit to Fruitvale Station, and Ode to Rastafari.
An active member of the National Bar Association (NBA), Rand currently serves as the Co-Chair of the National Police Brutality Task Force, the Founding Chair of the National Summer Law Clerk Program, and is leading the campaign on behalf of the NBA to seek the Presidential Pardon of Marcus Garvey. She previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff to its President-Elect, served as the Young Lawyers Division Activism Chair, and received Presidential Awards in 2012 and 2013. In 2012 Rand founded a summer internship program with the NBA Young Lawyers Division to help combat unemployment and provide African American law students with job opportunities; the inaugural class placed nearly forty students in paidpositions. Rand also currently serves as the National Bar Association Chair for the Human Trafficking Task Force. Most recently, the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) founded by President Kennedy, invited Rand to help establish its Young Lawyers’ Committee in honor of its 50th Anniversary. Currently, Rand is developing a pilot program, the iandi Project, aimed at providing education to children in need in Kingston, Jamaica, and will install children on the board of directors to encourage youth leadership.
Rand worked for Parks & Crump, L.L.C. as the head of the firm’s Civil Rights Division and Managing Attorney in its Fort Lauderdale office, worked as a law clerk for Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s litigation department in Atlanta, Georgia, and as a summer intern for the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Immigrant Justice Project on human trafficking cases and immigrant justice issues. A graduate of the University of Georgia, she simultaneously earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees, one in African American Studies and one in Political Science, and a Spanish minor. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from Florida State University College of Law, where she earned membership on the Mock Trial Team and the Business Review Journal. As a first generation college graduate, Jasmine Rand credits her success to her grandparents Ernest and Beverly Gray, for the sacrifices they made for her education.
Jasmine Rand is the founding attorney of RAND LAW, L.L.C.,
a Miami-based civil litigation law firm. Known for her
representation of the families ofTrayvon Martin and
Michael Brown, Rand excels in the civil rights arena, has
posted multimillion dollar recoveries in catastrophic
personal injury and wrongful death cases, and is currently
involved in police brutality cases throughout the nation
from the LAPD to the NYPD. Rand practices law as a member of the Florida Bar and has appeared Pro Hac Vice in wrongful death cases in California, Ohio, Missouri, and Georgia. Rand’s frequently featured as a national legal analyst on CNN, MSNBC, HLN, Fox and numerous international television networks. She has broadcast in Jamaica, Colombia, and Japan among other nations and pens articles for the Huffington Post and CNN. In 2014 Rand was names as a finalist for the Distinguished Honoree of the Year Award by Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr., Bar Association in Miami, Florida. In 2012 Rand received the Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law’s national Distinguished Civil Rights Advocate Award, “For fulfilling the legal profession’s highest ideal in advancing equal justice for all.” In 2013 Rand IMPACT and the National Bar Association recognized Rand as one of the Nation’s Best Advocates Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 in the United States.