Welcome to the Official Website of the 13th Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference 2017
Sponsored by AccessLex Institute
The nation’s premier information-sharing and networking empowerment event for aspiring Black lawyers!
New York University School of Law
40 Washington Square South
New York, New York 10012
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 3,300 pre-law students nationwide
Attracted over 180 ABA-approved law schools, the majority of U.S. law schools
Hosted over 250 mock law school classes, clinics, workshops, panelists, and other sessions
Garnered the support of numerous local, state and national elected officials, and key leaders of influential bar associations
Featured 47 keynote speakers, 99 special guest speakers, and 500+ community leaders, law students, lawyers, law school administrators, and judges who have served as featured panelists, moderators, workshop presenters, and advisors/mentors
“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, J.D., Recent Graduate, Harvard Law School
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, Esq., National Juvenile Defender Center's Juvenile Post-Disposition Reentry Legal Fellow Maryland Office of Public Defender, (Baltimore, Maryland)
Conference Alumna 2010