Future Black Lawyers: You Can't Afford to Miss the First Ever National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair - A Groundbreaking Event

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The First Annual National Black Pre-Law Admissions & Preparation Conference and Law Fair 2005 will be held on Friday, November 4, 2005 at the University of Houston - University Center. The conference theme is "Empowering African American Law School Aspirants to Effectively Compete." It will feature over 30 leading, community-minded presenters and panelists and over 20 workshop sessions and panel discussions covering everything from what it takes to get into law school to having a successful law school experience to studying for the bar exam to finding a legal job or starting your own law practice. There will also be a law fair with over 90 law schools represented, as well as our signature event - The Law School Admissions Help Advice Clinic™ where law students and lawyers provide individualized advice and insight to law school hopefuls.

The First Annual National Black Pre-Law Admissions & Preparation Conference and Law Fair 2005 will be held on Friday, November 4, 2005 at The University of Houston in the University Center from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.    This groundbreaking event is made possible through a partnership between Persistence of Vision Productions and the University of Houston’s Eta Lambda Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., the National Association of Future Black Law Students and HBCUConnect.com.

The conference theme is “Empowering African American Law School Aspirants to Effectively Compete.” Our goal is to increase the chances of admission of prospective Black law students by emphasizing the importance of early strategic planning, understanding the highly competitive nature of the law school admissions process, and stressing the significance of academic preparedness and standing out from tough competition. Another component of this conference is to inform students about the academic rigors, demands and expectations of legal education, and to impart strategies to help them prepare for the challenging law school experience prior to actually beginning their law school careers. Additionally, we want to expose law school aspirants to Black attorneys who will share their real-life experiences with the practice of law and nontraditional paths. Furthermore, we want to give conference participants the opportunity to fellowship and network with others with similar higher education and professional goals in order to create positive support systems with other achievement-oriented peers, as well as connections with current law students and attorneys who can potentially help them in their quest to become lawyers.

Conference workshops and panel discussions will be held all day. Over thirty workshop panelists and presenters will participate in over twenty sessions featuring leading, community-minded law school administrative professionals, law students and attorneys from across the nation. There will be a mandatory break between 11:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. During this two-hour period, conference activities will pause and the law fair will take center stage. Prospective students interested in attending law school will have the opportunity to speak with law school representatives from over 90 law schools across the country. In the afternoon from 2:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M., participants will have the chance to take part in our signature event - The Law School Admissions Help Advice Clinic™ where law students and attorneys will talk one-on-one with law school hopefuls about their personal admissions credentials and answer any questions they might have about getting into law school, choosing a law school and preparing for the law school experience.

There will also be other social and networking activities throughout the weekend. Opportunities to meet with pre-law students, law students and attorneys will be provided during a Friday Night Networking Social, the National Association of Future Black Law Students (NAFBLS) Day Membership Recruitment Drive, a NAFBLS Reception honoring outstanding organizational leaders and those individuals who have gone above and beyond to assist aspiring lawyers, as well as a Black Author/Lawyer Book Signing. Finally, the conference weekend will come to a close with a Sunday Brunch Fellowship. All of these social and networking events will take place at various popular venues throughout the Houston area.

This conference is a “can’t miss” event and to celebrate this occasion all Friday conference day activities are FREE of charge for all participants. A free continental breakfast will be provided. Special gifts will be given away to the first 200 people to sign-in or register at the conference. Further information, an on-line registration form and updates can be found at the official conference website at http://www.BlackPreLawConference.com.

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Evangeline Mitchell