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FOUNDED in 2005 by Evangeline M. Mitchell, a graduate of HBCU Prairie View A&M University, the University of Iowa College of Law and Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Join us for the nation’s premier information-sharing and networking empowerment event for aspiring Black lawyers!

08-11 November 2018 with 30+ sessions Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

About Us

THE VISION of the National Black Pre-Law Conference is to provide a powerful forum to help increase the numbers of excellent, strategic and competitive African American law school applicants, students and graduates nationwide.

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.

Quick Facts

Between 2005 and 2017, The National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair has:

Featured 56 keynote speakers, 108 special guest speakers, and 600+ community leaders, law students, lawyers, law school administrators, and judges who have served as featured panelists, moderators, workshop presenters, and advisors/mentors


  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast
  • Major Plenary and Keynote Sessions Featuring Prominent National Keynote and Special Guest Speakers
  • Panel Discussions on Law School Admissions, African American Law Students and African American Lawyers
  • Workshop Sessions on Financing Legal Education an Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Test-Taking Strategies
  • Small Groups/Teams
  • Informal and Structured Networking Opportunities/Making Connections Social Receptions
  • Membership in the National Black Pre-Law Conference Virtual Community/Facebook Group/Basecamp Group
  • Free Conference Strategy Booklet and Sponsorship Guidance Booklet (Coming Soon) ***
  • Free Digital Official Souvenir Program Guide (Will be e-mailed to you a few days prior to the event)
  • Special Branded Tote Bag
  • Complimentary Resources and Giveaways
  • Optional Pre-Conference Tours of Boston Area Law Schools
  • Optional Post-Conference Tour of Boston and/or African American/Black Heritage in Boston Tour (must pay for your own tour ticket and meals)

Keynote Speakers

Panel Discussions

The Black Law Students Survival Guide: Tips on How to Navigate the Additional Challenges of Prejudice and Bias in the Law School Environment – and Not Only Survive, But Thrive

What “Competitive” Looks Like: Law School Admissions Professionals Share What They Look For in Selecting Competitive Admissions Candidates at Top Law Schools

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know: Those Critical Things They Don’t Teach You But You Need to Know to Succeed in the Professional World and in Life Both Before and After Law School

Inside the Careers of Black Lawyers: What We Do, How We Got to Where We Are and Wisdom for the Challenges Ahead (Government – Military – Big Law Firm – Solo Practitioner – Corporation – Public Interest – Politics – Judicial – Business)


The Personal Statement and Diversity Statement

Financing Legal Education Presented by AccessLex Institute

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