Univ  ersity of Houston Law Center

Pipeline program

2021 Diversity Pre-Law Symposium
& Law School Admissions Fair

Law Fair Agenda | All Times are in CST

October 16

Student Emcee: Sophia Parker, 2021 UHLC Pre-Law Pipeline Program Scholar, Spelman College

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 

Welcome
Leonard M. Baynes, Dean and Professor of Law | University of Houston Law Center

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 

Panel Discussion: Reviewing the Law School Application from the Perspective of an Admissions Officer

Moderator: Dominique Conway, Diversity Fellow | UHLC Pre-Law Pipeline Program

Panelists:

  • Angela Ambers-Henderson, Assistant Director of Admissions | University of Houston Law Center 
  • Devin M. Cole, J.D., Director of Admissions | North Carolina Central University School of Law  
  • Kristi Jobson, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Chief Admissions Officer | Harvard Law School
  • Joseph Lindsay, Director of Admissions and Operations | University of California, Berkeley School of Law 

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: How to Successfully Prepare for the Law School Application Process

Moderator: Kadeejah Kelly, Attorney | Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Panelists: 

  • Mariesha Keys, J.D., Admissions Office Counselor | University of Houston Law Center 
  • Jon P. Perdue, Director of Recruiting & Diversity Initiatives | Yale Law School 
  • Yolanda Sewell, Esq. | Attorney & Advocate 
  • Teria M. Thornton, J.D., AFC®, CDP® Manager, Education Services & Diversity Initiatives | AccessLex

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Keynotes: Fireside Chat with Jonathan Beane and Anthony Collier

  • Jonathan Beane, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer | NFL
  • Anthony Collier, Chair | National Black Law Students Association

12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Fair Welcome

  • Jodie Roure, J.D., Ph.D, Associate Professor, Project Investigator, & Director of JJC Diversity Pre-law Pipeline Programs & JJC University of Houston Law Center Pre-law Pipeline Program | John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

General Open Fair with NorthEast and Midwest law schools

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Breakout Sessions: Pre-Law Advising

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Breakout Sessions: Financial Literacy Presentation and Q&A

October 23

Student Emcee: Reem Hamaida, 2021 UHLC Pre-Law Pipeline Program Scholar | John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY 

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 

Welcome

Jamila M. Brinson, Partner | Jackson Walker LLP 

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 

Panel Discussion: Unchartered Terrain: The Do's and Don'ts of the Legal Profession

Moderator: Tiffany Tucker, Assistant Dean for Career Development 

Panelist:

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Day in the Life of a Law Student

Moderator: Mykal Jerome Peterson, JD/MBA Candidate | University of Houston 

Panelists :

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Keynote

  • Lora L. Fong, Assistant Attorney General | Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Office 

12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Closing Statement 

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

General Open Fair with South and West law schools

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Breakout Sessions: Pre-Law Advising

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Breakout Sessions: Financial Literacy Presentation and Q&A