What Makes this
Event Different?

It directly addresses the unique challenges and concerns that HBCU students and graduates have, and the special issues they will face in pre-law preparation and success, law school admission, law school selection, the law school experience, and in their post-law school career job searches.

20-21 September 2019 with 30+ sessions Georgia State University College of Law * 85 Park Place * Atlanta, Georgia


WHAT IS THE NATIONAL HBCU PRE-LAW SUMMIT? The National HBCU Pre-Law Summit is the one and only major national pre-law event created especially for students and graduates of historically Black colleges and universities interested in law school and becoming lawyers.
It directly addresses the unique issues, concerns and challenges that HBCU students and graduates have, and the special issues they face in pre-law school preparation, law school admission, law school selection, the law school experience, and in their post-law school career job searches and beyond.
Any pre-law student would benefit from this event, and everyone is welcome whether or not they attend or graduated from an HBCU.

WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO DIDN’T ATTEND HBCUs FOR UNDERGRAD? This event will also be of special interest to those with an interest in attending one of the six HBCU law schools including Howard University School of Law, Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Southern University Law Center, the University of the District of Columbia Clarke School of Law, Florida A&M University School of Law and North Carolina Central University School of Law. It will provide them with the opportunity to speak with representatives from those schools and hear directly from them. They will gain a better understanding of the histories and missions of those institutions, and the their significance in legal education, in the legal profession, and particularly in the community in providing much need legal services for the underserved who would not have access to lawyers.

HOW ARE YOU REACHING OUT TO HBCU STUDENTS WHO CAN BENEFIT? We are reaching out to all of the HBCU presidents, career services directors, pre-law advisors, student activities directors, student government associations and newspapers/radio stations at all 105 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with the exception of the two medical schools and the theology school.


* Complimentary Continental Breakfast and Snack Bar
* Welcome Reception
* Keynote Speakers and Special Guest Speakers
* Special Presentation: Applying to Law School: A Strategic Approach Presented by AccessLex Institute
* Special Presentation: Financing Legal Education Presented by AccessLex Institute
* LSAT and GRE Success Strategies Workshop (Online and Available to Attendees Only)
* HBCU Law Students Panel
* Personal Statement and Diversity Statement Workshop
* Law School Recruitment Expo (Featuring Law Schools From Across the Country)
* National HBCU Pre-Law Hall of Fame Award Presentations (Honoring Legal Legends Who Graduated from HBCUs) as well as the HBCU Pre-Law Advisor of the Year Award
* Aspiring Lawyers Pinning Ceremony (Includes Pendant and Aspiring Lawyers Success Pledge)
* Structured and Informal Networking and Connection-Making Opportunities
* NEW THIS YEAR! Black Lawyers As Entrepreneurs: How To Become a Legal Entrepreneur (Insider Advice on Starting Your Own Law Practice or Business Straight Out the Gate)
* NEW THIS YEAR! Accountability Partnership Groups
* NEW THIS YEAR! Mentoring Circles with Attorneys (Based on Practice Areas of Interest)
* FREE! Creating a Strategic Action Plan for Law School Admission Success Workbook (pdf)
* Other FREE Resources including several articles regarding law school, etc.


Thursday, September 19th, 2019 – Visit Atlanta Law Schools (Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School and Emory University School of Law)

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 – Informal Atlanta Black History/Civil Rights Tour – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Childhood Home, Ebenezer Baptist Church, The King Center


Promo Videos

Facebook Reviews

Keynote Speakers

HBCU Law School Deans Panel

Special Guest Speakers

Student Organizational Leaders and Guest Speakers


Event Schedule



Recommended Hotel

Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta Downtown
54 Peachtree Street SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Single and Double Rooms: $139 plus tax
Check-In: 4:30 P.M.
Check-Out: 11:00 A.M.
Complimentary hot breakfast daily
Complimentary WiFi
Complimentary shuttle service within two-mile radius
If you would like to call-in your reservation, contact 1-800-MARRIOTT (627-7468) and mention “National HBCU Pre-Law”.
Here is the reservation link: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1552476050363&key=GRP&app=resvlink
Book by 08/29/2019 139 USD/night

HBCU Law Schools


Florida A&M University College of Law



Howard University School of Law



North Carolina Central University School of Law



Southern University Law Center



University of the District of Columbia School of Law



Thurgood Marshall School of Law Texas Southern University


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Founder and Chairperson

Evangeline M. Mitchell, Esq., Ed.M.

Founder & Executive Director, National Pre-Law Diversity Initiatives, Inc.

A graduate of HBCU Prairie View A&M University. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor and Master of Education degrees from the University of Iowa College of Law and Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

Host Committee

Aspiring Lawyers Planning and Volunteer Committee

Planning and Logistics

Our Sponsors and Partners

Title Sponsor

Venue Sponsor

Copper Sponsor

Contributing Sponsor

Organizational Partners

Media Partners

Law School Tour Partners


Georgia State University College of Law

85 Park Place

Atlanta, Georgia

Website: http://law.gsu.edu/