SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

The 13th Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference 2017
Sponsored by AccessLex Institute

Friday, November 10, 2017

New York Law School
New York, New York

Optional Day for New York City Area Law Schools Tour: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Joint National Black and Hispanic Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Optional Day for NYC Tour and Sightseeing: Sunday, November 12, 2017


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, November 10, 2017

 

TIME EVENT LOCATION/ROOM
8:00 A.M. Registration

 

 

Continental Breakfast Provided

New York Law School

Lobby near entrance

 

Grand Gallery

Floor A

9:00 A.M. – 9:45 P.M. New York Law School Tour New York Law School – Meet in Lobby
10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. National Black Pre-Law Conference

 

Welcoming Ceremony

 

Welcoming Remarks

 

Organizational Leaders

 

Paula T. Edgar, Esq.

President

Metropolitan Black Bar Association

New York, New York

 

Featured Keynote Speaker

 

Chris-Tia Donaldson, Esq.

Former Corporate Attorney

Founder & CEO, Thank God I’m Natural (TGIN) Hair Care Line

Chicago, Illinois

New York Law School

Auditorium

Floor A

11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.  

LUNCH BREAK

 

Lunch Provided

New York Law School

Grand Gallery

Floor A

12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. National Black Pre-Law Conference

 

Afternoon Keynote Power Session

 

Organizational Leaders

 

Juan Thomas, Esq.

President

National Bar Association

Chicago, Illinois

 

Mark Dunham Jr.

National Chairperson

National Black Law Students Association

New York, New York

 

Featured Keynote Speakers

 

Judge Glenda A. Hatchett

Presiding Judge, Judge Hatchett and

The Verdict With Judge Hatchett

Founder, The Hatchett Firm, P.C.

Atlanta, Georgia

 

Joey Jackson, Esq., M.P.A.

Criminal Defense Attorney

Legal Analyst, CNN and HLN

New York, New York

 

New York Law School

Auditorium

Floor A

1:30 P.M. – 1:45 P.M. Break New York Law School

Grand Gallery

Floor A

1:45 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. FOCUS: RACE, CULTURE AND THE LAW SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

 

PANEL DISCUSSION

 

Life as a Black 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 Law School

Auditorium

Floor A

3:00 P.M. – 3:15 P.M. Break

 

 

New York Law School

Grand Gallery

Floor A

3:15 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. FOCUS: LEGAL CAREERS 

 

PANEL DISCUSSION

 

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

 

New York Law School

Auditorium

Floor A

4:30 P.M. – 5:20 P.M. Networking Reception

 

Complimentary Refreshments

New York Law School

5th Floor

5:30 P.M. – 6:10 P.M. Evening Keynote Power Session

 

Featured Keynote Speaker

 

Darrell E. Walker, Esq.

Former Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Black Entertainment Television and BET Holdings LLC

Los Angeles, California

 

New York Law School

Auditorium

Floor A

6:10 P.M. – 6:20 P.M. Break New York Law School

Grand Gallery

Floor A

6:20 P.M. – 7:20 P.M. Financing Legal Education Workshop

Presented by AccessLex Institute

 

New York Law School

Auditorium

Floor A

7:20 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. Break

 

New York Law School

Grand Gallery

Floor A

7:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. The Law School Admission Test: Preparation and Test-Taking Strategies Panel

 

 

New York Law School

Auditorium

Floor A