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.

14-16 September 2018 with 30+ sessions Emory University of Law. 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

Keynote Speakers and Special Guest Speakers
* Black Lawyer and Black Law Student Organizational Leader Speakers
* Law School Admission Panel
* NEW! How to Get Into Law School Workshop Presented by AccessLex Institute
* HBCU Law Students Panel
* LSAT Success Strategies Workshop
* Personal Statement and Diversity Statement Workshop
* Financing Legal Education Workshop Presented by AccessLex Institute
* One-on-One Consulting and Practical Assistance Session (on Admissions and Law School Preparation) –
* Bring your questions and admission materials!
* Law School Recruitment Expo National HBCU Pre-Law Hall of Fame Awards (Honoring Legal Legends Who Graduated from HBCUs) We have added Rising Star and Pre-Law Advisor of the Year Awards!
* Aspiring Lawyers Eagle Pinning Ceremony for ALL Pre-Law Attendees
* Structured and Informal Networking and Connection Making Opportunities
* Complimentary Professional Headshots
* Complimentary Resources and Giveaways
* Complimentary Food (Continental Breakfast Both Days, Snacks/Refreshments Both Days, Friday Evening Reception, Saturday Lunch, Saturday Evening Reception and Saturday Evening Cake and Sparkling Cider to Celebrate 5 Continuous Years)

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Friday, September 14, 2018 * Student Commons (First Floor) * 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Keynote Speakers

Special Guest and Organization Leaders

PRESENTERS

Panelists

CAREER PLANNING AND STRATEGIES PANEL

Law School Admissions Panel

Mock Law Class Professor

HBCU Law Students Panel

ONE-ON-ONE ADVISORS

ATTORNEY CAREER NETWORKING SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION LEADERS

PUBLIC INTEREST LAW

LARGE LAW FIRMS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

VIRTUAL LAW PRACTICE AND FAMILY/WORK LIFE BALANCE

SMALL FIRMS/PERSONAL INJURY LAW

SMALL FIRMS/SOLO PRACTICE/REAL ESTATE CLOSINGS/FAMILY/WILLS & TRUSTS/BUSINESS LAW/BANKRUPTCY

PROSECUTION/CRIMINAL LAW

SOLO PRACTICE - FAMILY, IMMIGRATION, CRIMINAL DEFENSE, SMALL BUSINESSES

PATENT/INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

SMALL FIRMS/LARGE FIRMS/EMPLOYMENT LAW

LITIGATION/CORPORATE LAW

Event Schedule

COMING SOON

Hotels

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

HOTELS NEAR EMORY UNIVERSITY
All listings are provided as a courtesy and should not be considered advertisements for any one location. Some area hotels offer discounted rates for Emory University visitors, so be sure to ask for the Emory rate if available.

Hotel Rate Estimate (May be lower or higher) Miles from campus Address Phone
The University Inn at Emory $135 0.5 miles 1767 North Decatur Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30307
404-634-7327
800-654-8591
Emory Conference Center Hotel and Emory Inn $188 1.2 miles 1615 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30329
404-712-6000
888-933-6679
Holiday Inn Express Atlanta-Emory Area $158 1.5 miles 2183 North Decatur Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30033
404-320-0888
877-863-4780
Super 8 Decatur $84 2.7 miles 917 Church St
Decatur, GA 30030
404-378-3765
Courtyard by Marriott Executive Park $130 3.6 miles 1236 Executive Park Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30329
404-728-0708
800-321-2211
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta North Druid Hills-Emory Area $126 4.1 miles 2061 N. Druid Hills Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30329
404-321-4174
800-4458667
Hampton Inn North Druid Hills $111 4.2 miles 1975 North Druid Hills Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30329
404-320-6600
800-426-8667
Residence Inn Atlanta Buckhead $151 5.4 miles 2960 Piedmont Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
404-239-0677
800-331-3131
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center $162 5.7 miles 3405 Lenox Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-261-9250
888-855-7741
Atlanta Marriott Century Center/Emory Area $192 5.8 miles 2000 Century Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30345
404-325-0000
800-613-2051

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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.

Host Committee

Planning and Logistics

Our Sponsors and Partners

Title Sponsor

Venue Sponsor

Reception Sponsor

Copper Sponsor

Contributing Sponsor

Organizational Partners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Emory University School of Law’s Black Law Students Association
  • Georgia State University School of Law’s Ronald J. Freeman Chapter, Black Law Students Association
  • Mercer University School of Law’s Black Law Students Association
  • University of Georgia School of Law’s Davenport-Benham Chapter Black Law Students Association

Law School Tour Partners

Client

Emory University School of Law

1301 Clifton Road

Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Website: law.emory.edu