Welcome to the Official Website of the 11th Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair 2015
The nation’s premier information-sharing and networking empowerment event for aspiring Black lawyers!
Friday, November 13, 2015 to Saturday, November 14, 2015
University of Houston
Student Center South
WE PROVIDE GAME-CHANGING INFORMATION, RESOURCES AND CONNECTIONS TO HELP YOU IN THE CHALLENGING PATH AHEAD TO BECOMING A LAWYER.
THE MISSION of The National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair is to provide a high-quality, comprehensive national event designed specifically for aspiring Black lawyers. Its purpose is to provide them with access to empowering information, resources, and contacts that will assist them in the challenging journey ahead in pursuing admission into law school, success in the law school experience and on the bar exam, and beyond.
THE BOTTOM LINE: Our conference is designed to help them prior to beginning their law school careers so they can have the key “insider” information and encouragement they need to help them to better understand what it really takes to be successful in their quest to become lawyers.
Registered over 2,500 pre-law students representing 36 states, 1 U.S. territory (U.S. Virgin Islands), 1 foreign country (Canada)
Attracted 180 ABA-approved law schools, the majority of U.S. law schools (There are 202 ABA-approved law schools.)
Hosted over 230 mock law school classes, clinics, workshops, panels, and other sessions.
Featured 37 keynote speakers, 57 special guest speakers, 400+ community leaders, law students, lawyers, law schools administrators, and judges who have served as featured panelists, moderators, workshop presenters, and advisors.
“Aspiring Black law students need safe spaces that foster ambition, curiosity, and networking to meet our unique needs in this journey. The National Black Pre-Law Conference provides that space every year, coupled with unparalleled resources to support the transition into law school. Black Pre-Law empowers students to become advocates for those spaces beyond the conference.”
Derecka Purnell, First-Year Law Student, Harvard Law School
NBPLC 2010 Alumna
Being surrounded by so many African American judges, lawyers, and administrators was a breath of fresh air and an assurance that I too could join the ranks of Black lawyers. Had it not been for the conference, I don’t think that I would have walked away with the confidence I needed to navigate the admissions process.
Chayla Jackson, Third-Year Law Student, Georgetown University Law Center