Pathways to Practice

SRBLSA has created a video series to help our chapters navigate through law school and into practice. Please check back here regularly for videos on leadership, areas of practice, and tools for self-improvement.

Table of Contents

 

Practice Areas

  • Tax Law Declassified

  • Out of Many, One: Exploring Careers in Immigration Law

  • Defining Bankruptcy Law 

Career Development

  • How to Prepare for Virtual Interviews

  • So You Want to Clerk? An Overview of the Application Process for the Federal Judiciary

Social Justice Series

  • Pancakes and Politics II: Voter Suppression

  • Breaking Barriers: Using Your J.D. to Effectuate Change

  • How Your Legal Education Leads to Social Justice

Academic Resources

  • Opening Statements

  • Law Review Series: How to Bluebook

  • Law Review Series: Outlining for a Write-On Process

Chapter Resources

  • How to Manage Your Chapter in a Virtual Age

Practice Areas

Tax Law Declassified

Tax Law Declassified was a panel curated to provide law students an opportunity to learn about tax law and the different paths to practice. This panel was moderated by Abriana Horton and attended by Damarr Butler, Erin Gladney, Brandon King, and Prasanthi Paritala.

Following this panel, Baker McKenzie and NBLSA formalized a partnership to provide mentors to students interested in pursuing careers in tax law. Applications are due on September 27, 2020 and can be found here.

Out of Many, One: Exploring Careers in Immigration Law

Our country’s motto is E Pluribus Unum, which means “Out of Many, One.” 

 

Out Of Many, One: Exploring Careers in Immigration Law explored current events and career opportunities in immigration law. This panel was moderated by Majidah Cochran and attended by Kerri-Ann Griggs, Pavielle Bookman, and Carol Williams. 

Defining Bankruptcy Law

The Southern Region of the National Black Law Students Association hosted "Defining Bankruptcy LAw" for an evening to learn more about career opportunities in bankruptcy law. This panel featured Bill Norton, Elizabeth Brusa, and Bianca Williams. The panel was moderated by George Medlock, Jr. We thank Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings LLP for generously volunteering for this panel.

Career Development

How to Prepare for Virtual Interviews

The Southern Region of the National Black Law Students Association came together for an evening to discuss best practices for virtual interviews. This event was held to help students prepare for the Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF). We appreciate attorneys from Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings LLP and from Holland & Knight LLP for volunteering to serve as panelists for this event.

So You Want to Clerk? An Overview of the Application Process for the Federal Judiciary

The Southern Region of the National Black Law Students Association hosted a panel to discuss the application process for clerkships with federal judges. Our panelists were both former judicial clerks, working for federal District Court and Appellate judges.

Social Justice Series

Pancakes and Politics II: Voter Suppression

Part Two of the Pancakes and Politics speaker series focused on combatting voter suppression and opportunities to use your legal education to work in voter protection.

Breaking Barriers: Using Your J.D. to Effect Change

A panel where professionals will share their expertise on how they use their platform to advocate for legal rights in the current social and political climate, as well as how they believe law students can make a positive difference as future legal professionals.

How Your Legal Education Leads to Social Justice

An informative segment covering study tips and habits to form in order to finish the semester on a high note in the midst of the pandemic. This speaker will include information specific to combatting Zoom fatigue and will help attendees redefine the work-life boundary that has been blurred by distance learning.

Academic Resources

Opening Statements, presented by ADA Simone Hylton

Law Review Series: How to Bluebook

The Southern Region of the National Black Students Association hosted a panel to discuss tips and tricks to help you learn legal citation skills as you prepare for your law review applications. 

Law Review Series: Outlining for a Write-On Process

The Southern Region of the National Black Students Association hosted a panel to discuss tips and tricks to help you prepare your application for your school's law review. 

How to Manage Your Chapter in a Virtual Age

Chapter Resources

This panel was presented during the Virtual Chapter Leadership Retreat on August 8, 2020. Panelists Loreal Arscott, Janice Haywood, Valeria Obi, and Brandon Sapp gave their insight on how they were able to lead their respective bar associations and organizations through the transition to virtual programming given the COVID-19 pandemic. The Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association partnered with SRBLSA for this event.