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On November 8 and 9, a group of students attended the National Black Pre-Law Conference, a forum to help increase the number of African American law school applicants, students, and graduates nationwide. The conference, which is the nation’s premier information-sharing and networking empowerment event for aspiring black lawyers, was held at Columbia Law School in New York City.

The students had a chance to meet up with Michèle Alexandre ’96 [center], dean and professor of law at Stetson University College of Law, who received a John Mercer Langston Legal Education Leadership Award. Alexandre was one of the speakers at the conference. Their experience was supported by a Student Government Association Professional Development Grant.

Pictured, left to right, are Christine King ’22, Ashly Loibman ’20, Lauryn Poyser ’21, Michèle Alexandre ’96, Dean-Stetson School of Law, Maya LaRosiliere ’22, and Noah Francois ’20 (photo by Liam Louis of Elle Vignette Photography).