News By Tag
News By Place
National Black Pre-Law Conference Hosts Its 10th Annual Free Pre-Law Event for Aspiring Black Lawyers
The National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair will host its 10th anniversary event on October 24, 2014 and Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Houston Marriott Westchase in Houston, Texas. This world-class pre-professional event is free of charge.
This year’s schedule is jam-packed with everything any aspiring lawyer would need to know before deciding to pursue this challenging and highly competitive path. There will be powerful and thought-provoking panel discussions made up of experienced law school administrators and accomplished and knowledgeable law students, law graduates, law professors, lawyers, judges and professionals from across the nation. Key information will be shared about being competitive in the admissions process, the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), personal and diversity statements, selecting a law school, preparing for and making the most of the law school experience, navigating diversity issues, the realities of making partner at a law firm or running your own practice, and different career options. A Special town hall forum will be conducted to discuss African Americans and the cost and value of a legal education, which will address the law school value proposition, the high costs attending law school, the current legal job market, and the continuing need for lawyers serving the African American and other underserved minority communities.
Several dynamic top attorneys will serve as featured keynote speakers and share powerful words of wisdom, encouragement and their own personal paths to success. They include John Lewis, Jr., Esq., Chief Global Diversity Officer, The Coca-Cola Company, Pamela Meanes, Esq., President, National Bar Association and Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP, Charles Hamilton Houston, III, Esq., Assistant General Counsel, ABM Industries and grandson and namesake of former Howard Law School dean and one of the architects behind the Brown v. Board of Education, and Arun Alagappan, Esq., Founder and President, Advantage Testing Foundation.
Moreover, participants will have the opportunity to experience a mock law school class, participate in the signature advice clinic and practical assistance session, take a full-length mock diagnostic LSAT exam followed by a strategies session, make connections during informal networking icebreakers and social mixers, take part in the special 10th Anniversary Honors and Appreciation Luncheon honoring past and present conference contributors, and meet representatives from over 100 law schools and organizations at the Law School Recruitment Fair. A special power session involving mandatory soft skills will take place that focuses on professional business image, makeup, dress, etiquette, social media presence, and networking and relationship building.
The conference will end on a high note with the 10th Anniversary 10 for 10 Awards honoring 10 extraordinary Black attorneys from across America, as well as the highly-anticipated Aspiring Lawyers Pinning Ceremony instilling seeds of high expectation and confidence into aspiring lawyers.
With only 7% of law students and 5% of all lawyers being African American while making up nearly 14% of the population, the need for greater diverse representation in law schools and in the legal profession remains high. This conference has positively impacted well over two thousand African American aspiring lawyers from across the country and is poised to make a difference to thousands more for many years to come.
All aspiring lawyers are encouraged to register and attend. High school students, college students and graduates, working professionals, career changers, multicultural, career and pre-law advisors, as well as supporters and parents are all invited to take advantage of the amazing benefits this conference offers. General admission is completely free of charge and open to the public. Walk-in registrants are welcomed.
Further information on the National Black Pre-Law Conference can be found at the official conference website at http://www.BlackPreLawConference.org or by calling 281-247-4026 or 281-944-LAW4.
National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair