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December 1, 2012

UC Berkeley School of Law

9:00 am to 3:30 pm

You are invited to a free inspirational symposium that will support, empower, and encourage African-American students to consider a rewarding career in the practice of law. Law schools, the legal profession, and our wider communities, benefit greatly from the unique experience and perspective that African-Americans bring to the study and practice of law. We hope you will join us for an engaging half-day program that will provide valuable practical information and resources tailored to the particular issues and concerns faced by African-Americans pursuing careers in the law.

Co-sponsored by the Charles Houston Bar Association and Berkeley Law, the symposium will highlight important topics such as the law school application process, admissions, financial aid, student life, and career options and opportunities. Symposium attendees will also have the opportunity to interact with prominent minority attorneys and judges as well as faculty, students, and admissions officers from Bay Area law schools.

Participants will:

  • Learn the strategies for success and personal experiences of accomplished African American attorneys and judges
  • Receive important guidance directly from the admissions deans of various law schools
  • Experience a mock law school lecture taught by Berkeley Law Faculty
  • Hear the experiences of current Black law students from local law schools
  • Become inspired - Regardless of whether you have previously considered a career in law


Registration is now closed! Thank you for the overwhelming response.  

For directions to Berkeley Law and a list of local parking lots, click here. In general, however, we would advise you to take public transportation. For general directions to Berkeley Law, including driving directions, click here. There is ample bicycle parking in front of the west side of the law school. Remember to bring a lock!

For more information please contact:

Colin Bowen
Charles Houston Bar Association
email: cbowen@claybowen.com  
phone: (510) 868-1190