Black Excellence in the Legal Field

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The evening began with introductory remarks by BLSA president Miranda Turner (3L), who welcomed attendees before yielding the podium to Emani Johnson (3L), BLSA Black History Month Chairperson, who served as the panel’s moderator.

Johnson introduced the evening’s speakers: Krystal J. Brumfield, Associate Administrator for the Office of Government-wide Policy at the General Services Administration; Marjorie Fields Harris ’95, Assistant Director of External Affairs for the Office of State and Community Energy Programs; Carl Hobbs ’16, Senior Employment Counsel for the Housing and Urban Development Office of the Inspector General; Melanie Howard-Price, External Affairs Specialist and Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia; and Erica Wright, Assistant General Counsel for the University of the District of Columbia.

In addition to discussing career paths, each panelist expanded upon methods to overcome potential feelings of imposter syndrome after entering the legal profession. They also explored the value of both internships and mentorships and how they each relate to expanding a law student’s social and career networks.

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