SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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TThe 12th Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference 2016 and

The 2nd Annual National Hispanic Pre-Law Conference 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016 and Saturday, November 12, 2016
Optional Day for New York City Area Law Schools Tour: Thursday, November 10, 2016

Optional Day for NYC Tour and Sightseeing: Sunday, November 13, 2016

New York University School of Law * New York, New York

                                               


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

**The tour times and meeting locations for the New York City Law School Tour are pre-arranged for participants. Below, we provide a suggested itinerary based on what we believe would be most doable and time effective within one business day. We also have a more detailed itinerary with travel information and suggestions using public transportation including the subway, taxis, Uber and Lyft. Please note that participants are responsible for their own transportation from school to school. No official “tour guide” will be provided. However, there will be a point of contact for every law school to guide you on your tour of that law school. Conference attendees may visit all or some of the law schools based on their interest. We suggest that you take advantage of this opportunity and visit all of the schools that participate. We will set a meeting place and provide travel information and a subway map for those who want to meet with others and take public transportation together.**
 

Thursday, November 10, 2016 (Optional NYC Law Schools Tour Day)

 

TIME EVENT MEETING LOCATION
8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. Columbia Law School

 

TBA
9:30 A.M. – 10:30  P.M. Fordham University School of Law TBA
11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Yeshiva University TBA
12:00 P.M. – 12:45 P.M. Lunch Break TBA
1:15 P.M. – 2:15 P.M. New York Law School TBA
2:45 P.M. – 3:45 P.M. Brooklyn Law School TBA
4:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. City University of New York CUNY School of Law TBA
6:15 P.M. – 7:15 P.M. St. John’s University School of Law TBA
8:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Hofstra University School of Law TBA

 

Friday, November 11, 2016

 

TIME EVENT LOCATION/ROOM
9:00 A.M. Registration

 

New York University School of Law

Vanderbilt Hall

Lobby

 

10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. National Hispanic Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair

 

WELCOMING CEREMONY

 

Featured Keynote Speaker

 

Rosevelie Marquez Morales, Esq.

East Coast Diversity Director, Sidley Austin

New York State Bar Association’s

Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

New York, New York

 

New York University School of Law

 

Kushner Lounge

11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. NOON New York University School of Law – Admissions Information Session

 

Live Streamed from Tishman Auditorium
12:00 P.M. – 12:45 P.M.  

LUNCH BREAK

 

Lunch will be provided.

Lobby
12:45 P.M. – 1:45 P.M. National Hispanic Pre-Law Conference

 

OPENING KEYNOTE POWER SESSION

 

Featured Keynote Speakers

 

Juan Cartagena, Esq.

President and General Counsel

LatinoJustice PRLDEF

New York, New York

 

Pedro J. Torres-Diaz, Esq.

President, Hispanic National Bar Association

Principal, San Juan Office, Jackson Lewis of Puerto Rico LLC

Principal, Miami Office, Jackson Lewis P.C.

San Juan, Puerto Rico and Miami, Florida

 

New York University School of Law

 

Kushner Lounge

1:55 P.M. – 2:55 P.M. FOCUS: RACE, CULTURE AND THE LAW SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

 

PANEL DISCUSSION

 

Life as a Latino Law Student:  How to Navigate the Additional Challenges of Prejudice and Bias in the Law School Environment and How to Positively Contribute to the Law School Community

New York University School of Law

 

Kushner Lounge

2:55 P.M. – 3:05 P.M. Break

 

 

Lobby
3:05 P.M. – 4:20 P.M. FOCUS: LEGAL CAREERS 

 

PANEL DISCUSSION

 

Latino Lawyers: What We Do, How We Got to Where We Are and Wisdom for the Challenges Ahead

 

New York University School of Law

 

Kushner Lounge

4:20 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. Break

 

 

Lobby
4:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. FOCUS: PAYING FOR LAW SCHOOL

 

Concurrent Session:

Financing Your Legal Education

 

FOCUS: THE LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION TEST (LSAT)

 

Concurrent Session:

LSAT 101: Preparation and Test-Taking Strategies Workshop

 

Jointly with The National Black Pre-Law Conference

Tishman Auditorium

 

 

 

 

Kushner Lounge

5:30 P.M. – 5:40 P.M. Break

 

 

Lobby
5:40 P.M. –6:40 P.M. FOCUS: THE LAW SCHOOL PERSONAL STATEMENT AND DIVERSITY STATEMENT

 

Concurrent Session:

The Personal Statement and the Diversity Statement: Similarities, Differences, Tips and Techniques

 

FOCUS: THE LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION TEST (LSAT)

 

Concurrent Session:

Conquer the LSAT!: Expert Advice on What It Takes to Earn a High Score

 

Jointly with The National Black Pre-Law Conference

 

Tishman Auditorium

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kushner Lounge

Saturday, November 12, 2016

 

TIME EVENT LOCATION/ROOM
9:00 A.M. Registration

 

New York University School of Law

Vanderbilt Hall

Lobby

9:00 A.M. –9:55 A.M. FOCUS: LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION

 

PANEL DISCUSSION

What Law Schools Are Really Looking For: What It Means to Be a Truly Competitive Law School Admissions Candidate That Law Schools Want to Admit

 

New York University School of Law

Vanderbilt Hall

 

Tishman Auditorium

10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. OPENING KEYNOTE POWER SESSION

 

Featured Keynote Speakers

 

Karla McKanders, Esq.

Associate Professor of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law and Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law

Knoxville, Tennessee and Washington, DC

 

The Honorable Javier E. Vargas

Judge

Family Court of the State of New York

New York State Unified Court System

New York, New York

 

 

New York University School of Law

Vanderbilt Hall

 

Tishman Auditorium

11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

 

 

 

 

*** LAW SCHOOL RECRUITMENT FAIR***

 

Meet with representatives from over 100 law schools across the country.

New York University School of Law

Vanderbilt Hall

 

Greenberg Lounge and Kushner Lounge

 

 

11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. SIGNATURE EVENTS

 

Law School Admission and Preparation Advice Help Clinic™

Personal Statement, Diversity Statement, Resume and Addendum Practical Assistance Session™ and

Professional Presentation Coaching™

 

  • Meet one-on-one with law students, law school representatives, and attorneys to get your questions answered.
  • Get a quick review or opinion regarding any of your admission materials.
  • Get advice on Professional Presentation and Image (Dress, Hair, Make-Up), Etiquette, Personal Branding, Social Media, Networking, Mentoring, Relationship-Building and Critical Soft Skills.

 

All meetings are for 15-minute increments/time-slots.

New York University School of Law

Vanderbilt Hall

 

Smart Classroom 220

2:10 P.M. – 3:10 P.M. FOCUS: LAW SCHOOL AND CAREER SUCCESS

 

PANEL DISCUSSION

 

Ten Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Law School

 

Presented by Baker Botts LLP

 

New York University School of Law

Vanderbilt Hall

 

Tishman Auditorium

3:10 P.M. – 3:20 P.M. Break New York University School of Law

Vanderbilt Hall

Lobby

3:20 P.M. – 4:20 P.M. SPECIAL AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION

 

Legacy Builder Honoree and Featured Keynote Speaker

 

Junius W. Williams, Esq.

Musician, Attorney, Educator, Community Activist and Author

Director, Abbott Leadership Institute, Rutgers University,

Newark College of Arts and Sciences University College – Newark

Newark, New Jersey

 

Featured Keynote Speaker

 

Benjamin Sanchez, Esq.

President

Sanchez Legal Group

Houston, Texas

New York University School of Law

Vanderbilt Hall

 

Tishman Auditorium

4:20 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. Break

 

 

New York University School of Law

Vanderbilt Hall

Lobby

4:30 P.M. –5:30 P.M. FOCUS: CROSS-CULTURAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

 

PANEL DISCUSSION

Working Together Across Differences to Build a More Diverse Legal Profession: The Vital Importance of Cross-Cultural Collaborations and Coalition Building Between Black and Latino Law Students and Lawyers

 

New York University School of Law

Vanderbilt Hall

 

Tishman Auditorium

 

5:30 P.M. – 5:45 P.M. Break New York University School of Law

Vanderbilt Hall

Lobby

5:45 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. CLOSING PLENARY SESSION AND ASPIRING LAWYERS PINNING CEREMONY

 

Featured Keynote Speaker

 

Darrell E. Walker, Esq.

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Black Entertainment Television and BET Holdings LLC

Los Angeles, California

 

Legacy Builder Honoree and Special Guest Speaker

 

Benny Agosto, Jr., Esq.

Partner

Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend

Past President

Hispanic National Bar Association

Houston, Texas

 

*Aspiring Lawyers Pinning Ceremony*

 

Presided Over By National Pre-Law Diversity Initiative’s Advisory Board and Host Committee Member

 

The Honorable Arthur L. Burnett, Sr.

Retired Senior Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia

National Executive Director, National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc.

Washington, DC

 

New York University School of Law

Vanderbilt Hall

 

Tishman Auditorium

7:30 P.M. – Farewell Networking Social

 

 

Off-Site

 

Sunday, November 13, 2016 (Optional Day)

 

TIME EVENT LOCATION/ROOM
10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. New York City Group Tour

 

 

Times Square

New York City

(Will meet in front of Junior’s Restaurant at 1515 Broadway, New York, New York 10019)