Event Features

Free Food – Continental Breakfast and Refreshment Breaks
HBCU Law School Deans Speak
Keynote and Special Guest Speakers
Law School Admission Panel Financing Law School Panel
Personal Statement and Diversity Statement Workshop
HBCU Law Students Panel
HBCU Lawyers Panel
Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Success Strategies Workshop
Law School Recruitment and Resources Expo
The Law Degree and Black Entrepreneurship Panel – How to Start Your Own Profitable Law Firm or Other Law-Related Business
One-on-One Consulting (On Admissions, Law School Preparation and Career Planning)
HBCU Pre-Law Hall of Fame Awards
Aspiring Lawyers Pinning Ceremony
Networking Socials
Complimentary Professional Headshots
Complimentary Resources and Opportunity to win a FREE LSAT Course
Tours of Bennett College and North Carolina A&T State University
Optional Tours of North Carolina Law Schools
Optional Tour of the International Civil Rights Center & Museum

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.

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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 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

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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.

Testimonials

Keynote Speakers

The Honorable Christina Kirk, Esq.

Municipal Court Judge (Langston, Oklahoma) Attorney, 7th Grade English Teacher, and Founder & Dean,Prep University

Emily M. Dickens, Esq.

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Relationship Officer, Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Dr. Aaron N. Taylor, Esq.

Associate Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law; and Incoming Executive Director, AccessLex Center for Legal Education Excellence

Jalene Mack, Esq.

Entertainment Attorney, Actress/Writer/Producer, and Non-Profit Founder & Artistic Producer, Mack Performing Arts Collective

Juan Thomas, Esq.

President, National Bar Association Attorney, The Thomas Law Group, Of Counsel, Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.

Demetra L. Liggins, Esq.

Partner, Thompson & Knight and Co-Founder, Corporate Homie

Special Guest Speakers

Mark A. Dunham Jr.

National Chairperson, National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), Third-Year Law Student, American University Washington College of Law

The Honorable Arthur Burnett Sr.

Retired Senior Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia and National Executive Director, National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc.

Jamal Watson, Ph.D.

Executive Editor, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Yolanda Young, Esq.

Journalist, Activist and Founder, Lawyers of Color

Gwendolyn McLaughlin Bookman, J.D.

Interim Chair, Department of Political Science and Sociology, Associate Professor, Bennett College

C. Dinitra White, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Pre-Professional Scholars Program (PPSP) Program Director, North Carolina A&T State University

HBCU Law School Deans

Phyliss Craig-Taylor, Esq., LL.M.

Dean and Professor of Law North Carolina Central University School of Law

Shelley Broderick, Esq., M.A.T.

Dean and Joseph L. Rauh, Jr. Chair of Social Justice University of the District of Columbia School of Law

John K. Pierre, Esq., M.S.

Chancellor | Vanue B. Lacour Endowed Professor of Law Southern University Law Center

James Douglas, Esq., J.S.M.

Interim Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law Thurgood Marshall School of Law Texas Southern University

Reginald McGahee, J.D.

Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions Howard University School of Law

Law School Admission Panel

Rachel Wilson Patterson, J.D.

Assistant Director of Admissions, Georgetown University Law Center

Patrice Barley, J.D.

Assistant Director of Admissions, Coordinator of Diversity Recruitment, Duke University School of Law

Yannick L. Brookes, J.D.

Director of Admissions, University of Connecticut School of Law

Student and Lawyer Organizational Leaders

Jonathon Woodruff

Law Student, Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law

HBCU Lawyers Panel

Khyla D. Craine, Esq.

Assistant General Counsel, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Twanda Turner-Hawkins, Esq.

Corporate Counsel, Litigation, and Law Department Process Administration Allstate Insurance Company

Sam Roberts, Esq.

Assistant General Counsel, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Marsha Ross-Jackson, Esq

Lecturer & Assistant Dean for Student Professional Development & Diversity Executive Dir. - Institute for Law and the Workplace

Harriet Huell Lampkin, Esq.

Executive Vice President of Legal Affairs, Charlotte Housing Authority

Jamila M. E. Young, Esq.

Health Advocacy Professional and Attorney, The Wright Law Group

Ta'Ronce Stowes, Esq.

Associate, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC, Miami, Florida

Hall of Fame Honorees

The Honorable Henry Frye

First African American Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court

The Honorable Craig Washington

Former Texas State Representative, Senator and United States Congressman

Juanita Jackson, Esq.

Criminal Attorney; Creator, Producer and Cast Member, WeTV Reality Show “Sisters in Law”

One-on-One Advisors

Morgan Paige Pierce

Law Student

Taylor Scruggs-Smith

Law Student

Tommy Harvey III

Law Student

Jonnell Carpenter

Law Student

Maurizo Lewis-Streit

Law Student

COMING SOON

Schedule

Official Pre-Summit Kickoff Event September, 2017

  • 10:00
    RegistrationComplimentary continental breakfast provided. / Bennett College, Global Learning Center
  • 11:00 - 12:45
    Welcoming Ceremony/Opening Plenary SessionKeynote Speakers: Emily M. Dickens, Esq., Dr. Aaron N. Taylor, Esq., Jalene Mack, Esq. / Bennett College, Global Learning Center
  • 12:45 - 13:45
    ***Grab and Go Lunch Provided***Bennett College, Global Learning Center
  • 13:15:15:30
    FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT/YOUTUBE LIVESTREAM EVENTGuest: Shelley Broderick, Esq., M.A.T., Phyliss Craig-Taylor, Esq., LL.M., James M. Douglas, Esq., J.S.M., Reginald McGahee, Esq., John K. Pierre, Esq., M.S.; Moderator: Dr. Jamal Watson. / Theme: The Legacy and Continuing Relevance and Significance of HBCU Law Schools / Bennett College, Global Learning Center
  • 15:30-15:45
    BreakBennett College, Global Learning Center
  • 15:45-17:00
    LAW SCHOOL ADMISSIONS PANELBennett College, Global Learning Center
  • 17:00-17:15
    BreakBennett College, Global Learning Center
  • 17:15-18:15
    PERSONAL STATEMENT/DIVERSITY STATEMENT PRESENTATIONBennett College, Global Learning Center
  • 18:30-19:30
    One-on-One Law School Admissions, Preparation and CareerPlanning Consulting and Practice Assistance Session Bring your questions about law school admission, law school preparation and career planning. You may also bring copies of your resume, personal statement, diversity statement and addendum for review. / Bennett College, Global Learning Center
  • 19:30-20:00
    Commute from Bennett College to North Carolina A&T State University
  • 20:00-22:00
    NETWORKING SOCIALNorth Carolina A&T State University
  • 09:00
    Registration
  • 10:00-11:15
    Welcoming Ceremony/Opening Plenary SessionKeynote Speakers: The Honorable Christina R. Kirk, Demetra L. Liggins, Esq. / Bennett College, Global Learning Center
  • 11:15 - 11:30
    Break
  • 11:30 - 12:30
    FINANCING LEGAL EDUCATION WORKSHOPPresented by AccessLex Institute / Bennett College, Global Learning Center
  • 12:00 - 13:00
    ***Grab and Go Lunch Provided***Lobby
  • 13:00 - 14:00
    HBCU LAW STUDENTS PANELHBCU Alumni Law Students Speak: Sharing the Realities of the Unique Issues and Challenges in Making the Transition into Law School; Panel Featuring Perspectives from HBCU Undergraduate Alumni Currently Attending Predominantly White (PWI) Law Schools / Bennett College, Global Learning Center
  • 14:00 - 14:15
    BreakLobby
  • 14:15 - 15:30
    HBCU LAWYERS PANELThe HBCU Graduate Lawyer Speaks: The Truth About Finding a Job and Working As a Lawyer Today; Panel Featuring HBCU Graduates With Law Degrees Working in a Variety of Legal Areas and Careers (Traditional and Non-Traditional) / Bennett College, Global Learning Center
  • 15:30 - 15:45
    BreakLobby
  • 15:45 - 16:45
    LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION TEST (LSAT) SUCCESS STRATEGIES PANELLAW SCHOOL ADMISSION TEST (LSAT) SUCCESS STRATEGIES PANEL / Bennett College, Global Learning Center
  • 16:45 - 17:00
    BreakLobby
  • 17:00 - 18:00
    THE LAW DEGREE AND BLACK ENTREPRENEURSHIP PANELTHE LAW DEGREE AND BLACK ENTREPRENEURSHIP PANEL / Bennett College, Global Learning Center
  • 18:00 - 18:30
    Commute from Bennett College to North Carolina A&T State University
  • 18:30 - 20:30
    LAW SCHOOL RECRUITMENT AND RESOURCES EXPONorth Carolina A&T State University; Alumni Foundation Event Center
  • 20:45-22:30
    Evening Closing Plenary SessionNational HBCU Pre-Law Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Award Presentations; Future Lawyers Pinning Ceremony and Certificates of Participation; Current lawyers pin future lawyers and presentation of Certificates of Participation to pre-law attendees / North Carolina A&T State University; Alumni Foundation Event Center
  • 22:30 - 23:00
    Farewells and PhotosNorth Carolina A&T State University; Alumni Foundation Event Center

Hotels

Here is a listing of hotels in close proximity (within 5 miles) to Bennett College and North Carolina A&T State University

EVENT VENUES

Bennett College

Global Learning Center

521 Gorrell Street

Greensboro, North Carolina 27406

http://www.bennett.edu

North Carolina A&T State University

Alumni-Foundation Event Center

200 N. Benbow Road

Greensboro, North Carolina 27401

http://www.ncat.edu

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Team

FOUNDER AND CHAIRPERSON

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

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.

Planning and Logistics Team

C. Dinitra White, Ph.D.

Tameka Womack, Ph.D.

Immanuel Bryant

Gwendolyn Bookman, J.D.

Julius Graham

Letaeja Fitzgerald

Neena Speer, J.D.

Pre-Law Advisory Council

Adria Kimbrough, Esq.

Khyla Craine, Esq.

Starr Battle, J.D.

Neena Speer, J.D,

DeWarren K. Langley, JD

Visionary & Executive Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Foundation, Inc., Durham, North Carolina

Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Visit Greensboro, North Carolina

Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

2411 W. Gate City Blvd.Greensboro, NC 27403

Phone: (336) 274-2282 or (800) 344-2282

Fax: (336) 230-1183

https://www.visitgreensboronc.com/

Partners