Free Symposium for Black Students Considering Law School

U.S. federal Judge
Thelton Henderson

U.S. federal Judge Thlelton Henderson will be the keynote speaker at a free symposium for African American students who may be considering a career in the practice of law, co-sponsored by the Charles Houston Bar Association and Berkeley Law. The symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at the UC Berkeley School of Law in Berkeley. The day’s schedule will highlight topics such as the law school application process, admissions, financial aid, student life and career options and opportunities. Symposium attendees will have the opportunity to interact with prominent minority attorneys and judges as well as faculty, students, and admissions officers from Bay Area law schools. Among the speakers will be Eva Jefferson Paterson, president and co-founder of the Equal Justice Society. Panels will discuss strategies for success and personal experiences of accomplished African American attorneys and judges. Potential students will receive guidance directly from the admissions personnel of various law schools Black students from various Bay Area law schools will talk abut their experiences. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. To register go to For information contact Colin Brown at or  (510) 868-1190.
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