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The nation's premier information-sharing and networking empowerment event created especially for aspiring Black lawyers!

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Welcome to The 17th Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair 2021: The Virtual Experience - the nation's premier information-sharing and networking empowerment event for aspiring Black lawyers!


Founded in 2005 by Evangeline M. Mitchell, a graduate of HBCU Prairie View A&M University, the University of Iowa College of Law, and the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.


From 2005 until 2020, the National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair has:

Featured 74 keynote speakers, 182 special guest/guest speakers, and over 902 community leaders, law students, lawyers, law school administrators, and judges who have served as featured panelists, moderators, workshop presenters, advisors, mentors, and small group discussion leaders.

 Registered approx. 10,000+ registrants nationwide.

 Approx. 200 law schools attended to recruit potential law students.

 Hosted 350+ mock law school classes, workshops, panels, clinics, and other sessions.

Garnered the support of numerous elected officials and bar leaders.


The National Black Pre-Law Conference provides an unparalleled opportunity to learn more about:


* the current statistics regarding African American law school applicants and law students

* how to effectively navigate the law school admissions process

* how to prepare to become more excellent, competitive, and strategic applicants with regards to the overall package

* how to properly prepare for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

* issues involving affirmative action and the role of diversity in the law school admissions process

* how to choose the right law school for you

* what various law schools across the country have to offer

* how the financial aid process works, how schools select recipients of scholarships and fellowships, loan repayment assistance programs, managing law school debt, and relevant financial concerns during the current economic downturn

* what is the value of the J.D.

* what is the law student learning experience like (through a mock law school class with an assignment to read and brief a case to prepare for the Socratic method of class discussion)

* how to make the most of the law school experience

* how to make your diversity (racial, socioeconomic, educational, cultural, experience, intersections, etc.) work for you by contributing to the law school inside and outside of the classroom

* what minority law school preparatory programs are available

* what academic support is available to law students

* what the unique challenges are that African Americans in particular face in law school admission, law school, and in the legal work environment, and coping mechanisms to overcome microaggressions, and other people's prejudices and misperceptions

* how to project a professional business image

* how to approach the job search and interviewing process, and what legal employers are really looking for

* what the bar exam is and what it takes to pass the bar exam

* what career options are available, and how to create your own opportunities

* how to network effectively and seek out mentors

* keys to career advancement


This Year's Virtual Event Will Feature the Following Benefits:

* Pre-Event Orientation on "How to Maximize the VIRTUAL National Black Pre-Law Conference"

* Pre-Conference Strategy Booklet, Poems & Verses Booklet, and Sessions Checklist

* Virtual Meet-Ups to Connect with Fellow Attendees and Speakers

* Major Keynote Speakers Including:

- Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo, Esq., M.P.A., Special Assistant to the President and Associate Counsel, The White House; Former General Counsel of House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis; Former Counsel for Policy, U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division (Washington, DC)

- Micheal L. Binns, Esq., Associate General Counsel (Patents), Facebook (Menlo Park, California)

- Kori S. Carew, Esq., Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (Chicago, Illinois)

- Alan Jenkins, Esq., M.A., Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School (Cambridge, Massachusetts); Principal, Alan Jenkins, LLC (New York, New York)

- Eddie L. Koen, J.D., M.P.A., President and Chief Executive Officer, Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio (Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio)

- Salomon Laguerre, Esq., Senior Corporate Counsel, The Home Depot (Atlanta, Georgia)

- Stephanie Mickle, Esq., M.P.P., Senior Editorial Producer, BNC; Chief Executive Officer, Mickle Public Affairs Agency (Washington, DC)

- Eboni S. Nelson, Esq., Dean and Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law (Hartford, Connecticut)

* Mock Law School Class: 

Featuring Bryan K. Fair, Esq., Thomas E. Skinner Professor of Law, University of Alabama School of Law

* Special Guest Speakers Including:

- Paulette Brown, Esq., Senior Partner & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Locke Lord LLP (New York, New York and Princeton, New Jersey)

- Angela Winfield, Esq., Chief Diversity Officer, Law School Admission Council (LSAC) (Newtown, Pennsylvania)

- Amari Harris, Esq., Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Attorney, Virginia Indigent Defense Commission

- Adrien K. Wing, Esq., M.A., Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law Programs and Bessie Dutton Murray Professor, University of Iowa College of Law (Iowa City, Iowa)

- Douglas Burrell, Esq., M.B.A., Partner, Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP/DRI President-Elect (Jackson, Georgia)


* Guest Speakers and Organization Leaders Including:

- Carlos Moore, Esq., President, National Bar Association (Grenada, Mississippi)

- Reginald M. Turner, Esq., President, American Bar Association (Detroit, Michigan)

- Chloé Woods, Esq., Chair, National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (Phoenix, Arizona)

- Stephanie Arthur, M.P.A., Chair, National Bar Association Law Students Division (Washington, DC)

- Anthony Collier, National Chair, National Black Law Students Association (Austin, Texas)

* Workshops and Master Classes:

- About the LSAT and LSAC's Services Presented by the Law School Admission Council

- Writing the Law School Personal Statement and Diversity Statement

- Law School Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Student Loan Debt

- Legal Writing

- Critical Race Theory

* Panel Discussions on:

- Law School Admissions/Admissions Insiders Perspectives

- We Did It And So Can You!: How We Earned High Grades and LSAT Scores, and Distinguished Ourselves to Earn Admission into Top Law Schools

- The Non-Traditional Path to Law School

- Pre-Law Pipeline Programs: Their Great Value for Admission and Law Student Success

- Race Matters in Law School: The Black Law Student Experience

- What It Takes: Achieving Academic Success in Law School (Keys to Black Law Student Success)

- Everything Beyond Academics: The Value of Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular Involvement in Law School

- In Search of Legal Jobs: What Future Law Students Need to Understand about the Summer Job Search, On-Campus Interviews, and More

- Blacks and Intersectionality - - Black and LGBTQ+, Black and Disabled, Black Women and Black Men Law Students and Lawyers

- You Don't Know What You Don't Know: Uncommon Knowledge That Helps Determine Success in Law School and in the Professional World 

- African Americans and the Bar Exam: Advice on Overcoming the Obstacles of the Final Rite of Passage to Becoming a Lawyer

- Black Legal Entrepreneurship: How to Start and Sustain Your Black-Owned Law Practice

- African American Lawyers and Large Law Firms (BIGLAW): Things You Should Know About Recruitment, Expectations, Retention and Career Advancement If You Choose to Pursue This Path

- Black Lawyers for Black People: How Black Lawyers Can Utilize Their Legal Training to Do Significant, Meaningful Work and Contribute to the Uplift of the Black Community

- Black Lawyers' Legal Careers: A Frank Discussions About Opportunities and Various Paths Available Once Armed With Professional Legal Training


* Virtual Law School Recruitment Fair (Featuring Law Schools From Across the Country) with Live Q&A, and Chat Opportunities During Special Dedicated Time Block

* Virtual Closing Ceremony - Reading of the Aspiring Lawyers Success Pledge and Words of Inspiration

* Interactive Networking and Connection-Making Opportunities BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER the event

* Chances to Win Prizes!

***Regarding FREE Gifts and Games: To Receive FREE e-copies of all of these books (Hard Copy $120+ Value), Simply "LIKE" or "Follow" the National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, LINKEDIN, and INSTAGRAM, and leave a review on Facebook of your conference experience. Send us an e-mail with screenshots of your having done this, and we will e-mail you links to download all of the books once received and verified. That's it.

Gamification prizes will be granted for those who are most active on the app, receive the most "likes" on their uploaded photos, and who visit and engage with the most exhibitor booths. (Must complete steps for each booth: 1. "Like" booth, 2. Click on "Offers and Deals" and leave contact information, and 3. Leave a comment or question in the chat at the booth.)

We have brought together incredible speakers, presenters, panelists, moderators, and facilitators from all over the country, and curated some amazing content, especially for our aspiring lawyers. We have also planned wonderful interactive virtual advisement sessions, networking, and community-building activities and opportunities!

Take advantage of this unparalleled conference experience where our goal is to encourage and empower you with the information, resources, and connections you need to become the most excellent, competitive, and strategic law school applicant, law student, and lawyer possible. 

Please don't miss out on this amazing virtual opportunity to gain information, resources, and connections - wherever you are!

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National Pre-Law Diversity Initiatives, Inc. is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit educational and charitable organization. Our focus is to provide world-class programming, free of charge with the goal of increasing diversity in law schools and in the legal profession by providing prospective law students with empowering information, resources and connections to help them in the challenging path to becoming a lawyer.


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