Minority Pre-Law Event Held
The 4th Annual North Carolina Bar Association Minorities in the Profession Pre-Law Conference was held on Saturday, March 17, at Campbell Law School.
The conference is designed to reach minority high school and college students who are considering or planning to attend law school.
During the conference, students heard a riveting keynote address from Durham County District Court Judge Shamieka L. Rhinehart. Additionally, they listened to panels that included a law school dean, law school admissions counselors, current law students, and attorneys practicing in various areas.
Judge Rhinehart’s address was encouraging and uplifting to say the least. She really set the tone for the day. The next panel delved into the often asked question: Is law school still worth the investment? The next panel addressed what admissions officers are looking for in potential students. The third panel addressed a realistic view of law school from current law students. Last but not least, the last panel addressed different careers attorneys can choose upon graduation from law school.
The students also had an opportunity to participate in a networking lunch where practitioners and career services professionals answered various questions. In addition, the students engaged in a 30-minute mock law school class taught by Professor Don Corbett. This appeared to be one of the students’ favorite events of the day.
We would like to thank our generous sponsors: Brinks, Gilson & Lione and Southern Environmental Law Center. We would also like to thank the volunteers who made this event a huge success.