15th Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference

15th Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference

On Nov. 8-9, Columbia Law School hosted the 15th Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair. Founded in 2005 by Evangeline M. Mitchell, the event includes a series of panels, workshops, and lectures from members of the legal community aimed at empowering aspiring black lawyers.

Marcilynn A. Burke of University of Oregon School of Law, Carla D. Pratt of Washburn University School of Law, Kimberly M. Mutcherson of  Rutgers University School of Law, Patricia W. Bennett of Mississippi College School of Law, Danielle M. Conway  of Penn State University, Dickinson School of Law, Michèle Alexandre of Stetson University College of Law, Verna L. Williams of University of Cincinnati College of Law, and Camille A. Nelson of American University, Washington College of Law were featured speakers at the conference and delivered a series of “ted talk” style lectures.

This year’s event also included an impressive number of ALI members as honorees of The John Mercer Langston Legal Education Leadership Award. Including those who delivered talks as indicated above, the following deans were also recognized:

Horace E. Anderson, Jr. – Pace University, Elisabeth Haub School of Law
Mario Barnes – University of Washington School of Law
Leonard M. Baynes – University of Houston Law Center
Craig M. Boise – Syracuse University College of Law
David A. Brennen – University of Kentucky College of Law
Joan Bullock – Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
G. Marcus Cole – Notre Dame Law School
James R. Hackney – Northeastern University School of Law
Danielle Holley-Walker  – Howard University School of Law
Renee McDonald Hutchins – University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law
Garry W. Jenkins – University of Minnesota Law School
Tamara F. Lawson – St. Thomas University School of Law
Elaine Mercia O'Neal – North Carolina Central University School of Law
Angela Onwuachi-Willig – Boston University School of Law
John K. Pierre – Southern University Law Center
L. Song Richardson – University of California, Irvine School of Law
Vincent D. Rougeau – Boston College Law School

Learn more about the conference here.

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