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

THE SUMMIT

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.

EVENT FEATURES

* 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! Accountability Partnership Groups
* FREE! Creating a Strategic Action Plan for Law School Admission Success Workbook (pdf)
* Other FREE Resources including several articles regarding law school, etc.
* AND MORE!!!

OPTIONAL BONUS DAYS:

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

Testimonials

Promo Videos

Facebook Reviews

Law Expo

Saturday, September 21, 2019


Suffolk University Law School

Golden Gate University School of Law

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Keynote Speakers

HBCU Law School Deans Panel

Special Guest Speakers

Student Organizational Leaders and Guest Speakers

PRESENTERS

Event Schedule

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Hotels

SPECIAL HOTEL RATES – DISCOUNTED GROUP BLOCKS
(Both hotels are highly recommended and close to the host law school.)


Residence Inn by Marriott – Atlanta Downtown
134 Peachtree Street Northwest
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Website: https://www.atlantadowntown.com/go/residence-inn-by-marriott-atlanta-downtown

Distance from Georgia State University College of Law: 0.2 miles (1 minute by car, 2 minutes walking)

One Bedroom Suites/Studio Suites: $142 plus tax
Check-In: 3:00 P.M.
Check-Out: 12:00 P.M. NOON
Express Check-in and Express Checkout

Amenities:

  • Free high-speed internet
  • Free hot breakfast buffet
  • Kitchen/kitchenette
  • Laundry on-site
  • Gift/newsstand/vending machines

Parking:

* Valet parking – Off-site parking/On-site parking: $35 daily
Valet only parking available.

Call 678-702-8600 and reserve under the “HBCU Pre-Law” group.

Start Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
End Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Deadline/Late Day to Book: Thursday, August 14, 2019

Link to Booking Group Rate Online: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1563825066097&key=GRP&app=resvlink

Hotel Point of Contact: Brenda Archie, Sales Manager, E-Mail: atldtgroups@ih-corp.com


Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta Downtown
54 Peachtree Street SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Website: www.marriott.com/atlus

Distance from Georgia State University College of Law: 0.4 miles (4 minutes by car, 8 minutes walking)

Single and Double Rooms: $139 plus tax
Check-In: 4:30 P.M.
Check-Out: 11:00 A.M.

Amenities:

  •  Complimentary hot breakfast daily
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary shuttle service within two-mile radius
  • Fitness center
  • Business center

Parking:

* Discount valet parking fee: $18 daily
Note: Self-parking is available one block from the property.

Call 1-800-MARRIOTT (627-7468) and reserve under the “National HBCU Pre-Law Summit” group.

Start Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
End Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Deadline/Late Day to Book: Thursday, August 29, 2019

Link to Booking Group Rate Online: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1552476050363&key=GRP&app=resvlink

Hotel Point of Contact: Kia Center, Director of Sales – 678-702-8600
Kia.Center@marriott.com

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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Team

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.

Board of Directors

Host Committee

Aspiring Lawyers Planning and Volunteer Committee

Interns

Our Sponsors and Partners

Title Sponsor

Venue Sponsor

Advocate Sponsor

Law School Admission Council

Organizational Partners

 

 

 

 

  • Davenport-Benham Chapter, Black Law Students Association, University of Georgia School of Law
  • Black Law Students Association, Georgia State University College of Law
  • Black Law Students Association, Emory University School of Law
  • Black Law Students Association, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School

Media Partners

Education/Online Learning Partners

Law School Tour Partners

Client

Georgia State University College of Law

85 Park Place

Atlanta, Georgia

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