Law School Wins Diversity Outreach Award
Suffolk Law School was recognized at the 15th Anniversary celebration of the Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference & Law Fair with that organization’s “Outstanding Law School Diversity Outreach Award.”
Faisal wasn’t initially thinking of becoming an attorney, until he began receiving lessons in constitutional law from two Suffolk Law students at his public high school in Boston. His mentors were serving in a group of Marshall Brennan fellows, who fanned out to Boston area public schools to teach subjects like free speech in the high school context, search and seizure law, and civil rights in police encounters.
“It was an honor to receive the award from the National Black PreLaw Conference,” said Suffolk Law’s Director of Student Engagement and Inclusion Cherina Wright. “We need a diverse group of law students and graduates to bring their voices and experiences into the law community, into classrooms, law firms, courtrooms and the places where law is crafted. To achieve that goal involves focus from a wide range of people including students, faculty, alumni, law firms, government and community leaders, and important organizations like the PreLaw Conference.”