Legal LINK, a program of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, claimed first place in the American Bar Association’s Next Steps Challenge at the ABA YLD’s spring conference in Nashville, Tenn. in May. The Legal LINK program is designed to expose a diverse group of students to the legal profession, to encourage them to consider legal careers, and to provide them with information necessary to prepare themselves for law school and beyond. The award included a $2,000 ABA grant. In its inaugural year, the Legal LINK program received strong support from the legal community. The roster of speakers included, among others: NCBA Past-President Charles Becton, North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jackson, Campbell Law School’s Interim Dean Keith Faulkner and Assistant Dean of Admissions Dexter Smith, WCBA President Ted Edwards, North Carolina Central School of Law’s Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Lisa Morgan, NCBA YLD Chair Brad Williams, and law students from NCCU, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Duke University. Durham’s Northern High School served as the pilot school for the Legal LINK program, which was created by NCCU law student Deyaska Spencer. Ms. Spencer and Mr. Hash, who taught at Northern from 2001-05, will co-chair the NCBA YLD’s Legal LINK committee in 2012-13. For more coverage of the Legal LINK program, please see: http://www.ncbar.org/about/communications/news/2012-news-articles/aba-honors-ncba-yld-for-legal-link.aspx http://www.law.campbell.edu/news_article.cfm?id=42393&t=legal-link-awarded-grant-from-american-bar-association
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