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

LAW SCHOOL RECRUITMENT & RESOURCES EXPO

We will host up to 100 law schools and law-related organizations!

Keynote Speakers

The Honorable Christina Kirk, Esq.

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

Emily M. Dickens, Esq.

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

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, Washington, DC

Jalene Mack, Esq.

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

Juan Thomas, Esq.

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

Demetra L. Liggins, Esq.

Partner, Thompson & Knight and Co-Founder, Corporate Homie, Houston, Texas and New York, New York

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, Washington, DC

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., Washington, DC

Jamal Watson, Ph.D.

Executive Editor, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, Herndon, Virginia

Yolanda Young, Esq.

Journalist, Activist and Founder, Lawyers of Color, Washington, DC

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, Durham, North Carolina

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, Washington, DC

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

Chancellor | Vanue B. Lacour Endowed Professor of Law Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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

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

Reginald McGahee, J.D.

Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions Howard University School of Law, Washington, DC

Reginald Green, J.D.

Associate Dean for Student Services and Administration, Florida A&M University School of Law, Orlando, Florida

Law School Admission Panel

Patrice Barley, J.D.

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

Yannick L. Brookes, J.D.

Director of Admissions, University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut

Johnny D. Pryor, J.D.

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana

Michelle A. Jackson, J.D.

Director of Diversity Education & Outreach, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, Illinois

HBCU LAW STUDENTS PANEL

Jessica Etienne, M.S.F.

Third-Year Law Student, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law Barry University, Orlando, Florida

Ebonei Simpkins

Third-Year Law Student, University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Chanelle Jones

Third-Year Part-Time Evening Law Student, Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky

Derrick Foard

Third-Year Law Student, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law Campbell University

Shanelle Edmonds

Third-Year Law Student, Elon University School of Law

LAW STUDENT ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERS

Jonathon Woodruff

President, Black Law Students Association, Third-Year Law Student, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law Campbell University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Brittney Willis

Vice-President, Black Law Students Association, Second-Year Law Student, Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Phanuelle Duchatelier

Director, Pre-Law Division, National Black Law Students Association, Third-Year Law Student, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont

Tiffany M. Fitzgerald

President, Black Law Students Association, Third-Year Law Student, Elon University School of Law, Greensboro, North Carolina

HBCU Lawyers Panel

Khyla D. Craine, Esq.

Assistant General Counsel, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Baltimore, Maryland (Civil Rights)

Twanda Turner-Hawkins, Esq.

Corporate Counsel, Litigation, and Law Department Process Administration Allstate Insurance Company, Northbrook, Illinois (Corporate)

Marsha Ross-Jackson, Esq

Lecturer & Assistant Dean for Student Professional Development & Diversity Executive Dir. - Institute for Law and the Workplace, Chicago, Illinois (Higher Education)

Harriet Huell Lampkin, Esq.

Executive Vice President of Legal Affairs, Charlotte Housing Authority, Newberry, South Carolina (Various)

Jamila M. E. Young, Esq.

Health Advocacy Professional and Attorney, The Wright Law Group, (Law Firm)

Ta'Ronce Stowes, Esq.

Associate, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC, Miami, Florida (Law Firm)

Roderick Thompson, Esq.

Staff Attorney Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, Washington, DC (Public Interest)

Hall of Fame Honorees

The Honorable Henry Frye

First African American Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, Greensboro, North Carolina

The Honorable Craig Washington

Former Texas State Representative, Senator and United States Congressman, Houston, Texas

Juanita Jackson, Esq.

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

The Honorable Dr. Alma S. Adams

United States Congresswoman – North Carolina, 12th Congressional District, Charlotte, North Carolina and Washington, DC

One-on-One Advisors, Group Leaders & Networking Facilitators

Morgan Paige Pierce

Third-Year Law Student, Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Raleigh, North Carolina

Taylor Scruggs-Smith

Third-Year Law Student, Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Raleigh, North Carolina

Tommy Harvey III

Third-Year Law Student, Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Raleigh, North Carolina

Jonnell Carpenter

Second-Year Law Student, Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Raleigh, North Carolina

Maurizo Lewis-Streit

Second-Year Law Student, Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Raleigh, North Carolina

Kelly Loftin

Second-Year Law Student, Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Shaytonna V. Bullock

Second-Year Law Student, Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Peggy Li, Esq.

Associate Director of Student Chapters, American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, Washington, DC

Eboni Thompson

Third-Year Law Student, Elon University School of Law, Greensboro, North Carolina

Charles Isaiah Sexton

Second-Year Law Student, Elon University School of Law

Whitney D. Baker

Third-Year Law Student, Elon University School of Law, Greensboro, North Carolina

Jasmin A. Robinson, Esq.

Attorney, Founder, Jas Talks Law and 1L Success Academy

Areion Gamble

Second-Year Law Student, Elon University School of Law, Greensboro, North Carolina

Olivia Lambert-Tucker

Second-Year Law Student, Elon University School of Law, Greensboro, North Carolina

Nicole Opata

Third-Year Law Student, Elon University School of Law, Greensboro, North Carolina

Aarin Miles

Third-Year Law Student, Elon University School of Law, Greensboro, North Carolina

Liliane Long

Third-Year Law Student, Elon University School of Law, Greensboro, North Carolina

Ashley Williams

Third-Year Law Student, Elon University School of Law, Greensboro, North Carolina

Shavonn Bennette

Third-Year Law Student, Elon University School of Law, Greensboro, North Carolina

Phyniques Williams

Third-Year Law Student, Elon University School of Law, Greensboro, North Carolina

Anika Bailey

Third-Year Law Student, Elon University School of Law, Greensboro, North Carolina

Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Panel

Nicole Opata

Third-Year Law Student, Elon University School of Law, Greensboro, North Carolina

Financial Education Workshop Presenter

Fidel Calero, J.D., AFC

Manager, Education Services, AccessLex Institute

Personal Statement and Diversity Statement Workshop

Collins Byrd, MBA

Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management, University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa

Black Lawyers and Legal Entrepreneurship

Kristal High Taylor, Esq.

President & CEO, Digicon Ventures, Co-Founder & Editor in Chief, Politic365.com, Washington, DC

Ricky Anderson, Esq.

Managing Partner, Anderson & Smith P.C., Houston, Texas

Alison Ashe-Card, Esq.

Assistant Director, Career and Professional Development, Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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

North Carolina Law School Tours

1. Elon University School of Law
201 N. Greene Street, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Meeting Time: 9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
Distance between Elon University School of Law and Wake Forest University School of Law – 50 miles (57 minutes)

2. Wake Forest University School of Law
1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27109
Meeting Time: 11:15 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.
Distance between Wake Forest University School of Law and University of North Carolina School of Law – 82.4 miles (1 hour 26 minutes)

3. University of North Carolina School of Law
160 Ridge Road, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
Meeting Time: 1:45 P.M. – 2:45 P.M.
Distance between University of North Carolina School of Law and Duke University School of Law – 10 miles (17 minutes)
QUICK BREAK FOR LUNCH IN DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA – 3:15 P.M. – 3:45 P.M.

4. Duke University School of Law210 Science Drive, Durham, North Carolina 27708
Meeting Time: 3:45 P.M. – 4:45 P.M.
Distance between Duke University School of Law and North Carolina Central University School of Law – 6 miles (12 minutes)

5. North Carolina Central University School of Law
640 Nelson Street, Durham, North Carolina 27707
Meeting Time: 5:15 P.M. – 6:15 P.M.
Distance between North Carolina Central University School of Law and Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law Campbell University– 24 miles (29 minutes)

6. Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law Campbell University
225 Hillsborough, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
Meeting Time: 6:45 P.M. – 7:45 P.M.
Distance between Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law Campbell University and North Carolina A&T State University – 75 miles (1 hour 17 minutes)
Return to North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina – Estimated Arrival Time 9:15 P.M.

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

Register for event

Don't miss this awesome event! FREE! Limited seating available.

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.

Planning and Logistics Team

C. Dinitra White, Ph.D.

Director, Pre-Professional Scholars Program, Associate Professor of Biology, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina

Tameka Womack, Ph.D.

University Program Specialist, Program Coordinator, Pre-Professional Scholars Program, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina

Immanuel Bryant

Program Assistant, Pre-Professional Scholars Program, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina

Gwendolyn Bookman, J.D.

Associate Professor, Political Science, Chair, Department of Political Science and Sociology, Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina

Julius Graham

Graduate, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Intern, National Pre-Law Diversity Initiatives, Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina

Letaeja Fitzgerald

Student, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Intern, National Pre-Law Diversity Initiatives, Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina

Aaliyah Arrington

Student, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina

Pre-Law Advisory Council

Adria Kimbrough, Esq.

Pre-Law Advisor - Center for Law and Public Interest, Dillard University, New Orleans, Louisiana

Khyla Craine, Esq.

Assistant General Counsel, NAACP, Baltimore, Maryland

Starr Battle, J.D.

Graduate, North Carolina Central University School of Law, Raleigh, North Carolina

DeWarren K. Langley, JD

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

Denaa J. Griffin, Esq.

Associate, Yates, McLamb & Weyher LLP, Raleigh, 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/

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