California Assistant Attorney General Brian Nelson to Keynote National Black Pre-Law Conference

Brian Nelson, Special Assistant Attorney General for the California Department of Justice, is scheduled to be a featured keynote speaker at The Eighth Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference 2012 at The Westin Galleria Houston.
Brian Nelson, Asst. Atty General, CA Justice Dept.
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Oct. 30, 2012 - PRLog -- The National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair, the nation’s premier information-sharing and networking empowerment event for aspiring Black lawyers, is proud to host its eighth annual event this year with the ongoing theme of “Encouraging excellence, strategic thinking, and a competitive mindset among African American law school aspirants.”   This event is the only comprehensive educational conference in the country focused on specifically reaching out to Black pre-law students in order to equip them with the key “insider” information, resources, and contacts they need to succeed in the highly competitive law school admissions process, in law school, and in the tough professional world.  

It also aims to provide inspirational speeches from extraordinary African American attorneys, including those who are fighting for justice every day for the citizens of their state like Attorney Brian Nelson, Special Assistant Attorney General for the California Department of Justice.  Attorney Nelson serves on the Attorney General’s senior executive staff, directly assisting Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, the chief lawyer for the people of California, on a variety of legal and policy issues within a portfolio that includes education, civil rights, consumer, and environmental matters.  Mr. Nelson also represents the Attorney General as a liaison to several local, state, and federal agencies, associations, and advocacy groups.

Prior to joining the California Department of Justice, Mr. Nelson served in the U.S. Department of Justice, first as the Special Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security and then as the National Security Division’s Deputy Chief of Staff.  In these roles, Mr. Nelson spearheaded priority projects within the National Security Division, provided counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, and worked closely with the Chief of Staff to manage the National Security Division’s daily operations.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Nelson served in private practice as an appellate associate with the law firm of Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Nelson began his career as a law clerk to William A. Fletcher on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and to Judge Louis H. Pollak on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  Mr. Nelson received his bachelor’s degree from UCLA and his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was a Coker Fellow and a book reviews editor of the Yale Law Journal.

Meet Attorney Nelson at this year’s conference, which will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012 to Saturday, November 3, 2012 at The Westin Galleria in Houston, Texas.  This groundbreaking “must attend” event is free of charge.  High school students, college students, college graduates, working professionals, career changers, pre-law, career, and diversity/multicultural advisors, mentors, and parents are all encouraged to come out and take advantage of all of the wonderful opportunities this conference offers.  

For more information and details regarding the event, please visit the official conference website at  You may also call 281-247-4026 or send an e-mail to
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