Diversity Day Conference 


Would college students and high school students of color consider the law as a career? What are the challenges and rewards of going to law school and becoming a lawyer?


These questions will be the subject of a student outreach program sponsored by Johnson C. Smith University, the Mecklenburg County Bar, the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation, the John S. Leary Bar Association (the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Black lawyers association), North Carolina Asian Pacific American Bar Association, North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers and the Latino Affairs Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association. 


The goal of the Conference is to engage undergraduate and high school students of color in discussions about the legal profession, in the hope they will consider attending law school, thus increasing the diversity of the profession. The Conference will offer students a chance to hear about roles individuals with legal training play in everyday society through 3 panels and provide them an opportunity to talk with lawyers, judges, law school admissions officers and law students about their experiences.


The first and second panel consists of law school admissions directors and current students and will be moderated by Winston Crisp, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Participants for these two panels have been invited from

·         Campbell University School of Law

·         Charleston School of Law

·         Charlotte School of Law

·         Duke University School of Law

·         Elon University School of Law

·         North Carolina Central University School of Law

·         University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law

·         University of South Carolina School of Law

·         Wake Forest University School of Law


In addition to the law school career and admissions officers participating in the panel, local minority affinity bars also have been invited to host exhibits at the event so the students can obtain information about the wide range of bar programs, services and networking opportunities available when in law school and once they become attorneys.


While this program is focused on undergraduate students of color from North and South Carolina, the program may be of interest to all undergraduate students as well as high school students from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.


The Diversity Day Conference is free. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to registered attendees.  For more information about the conference, please contact MCB Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator Amina DeBurst at adeburst@meckbar.org or 704/375-8624.  


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