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The Biggest Mistakes Aspiring Lawyers Make—And How To Avoid Them

Nareissa Smith

Former Law Professor, Former Admissions Representative, Attorney

About Nareissa Smith

Nareissa Smith is a former law professor and a journalist who writes about racial and gender justice issues including law, health, and education. She is a graduate of Spelman College and Howard University School of Law, and has taught in elementary schools, law schools, and everything in between.

About the class

If you’re on your way to a legal career, decades of precedent shows a handful of repeatable—but avoidable—mistakes that you’re liable to make. So learn from someone who’s seen it all as a law student, law professor, and admissions committee member. In this session, Nareissa Smith will expose the common pitfalls that face aspiring and current law students, legal interns, bar exam preppers, and recent law graduates as they navigate their careers. Learn the red flags that law school admissions offices regularly encounter, the misconceptions and missed opportunities facing law students, and the early-career roadblocks that new lawyers should spot and steer around.


November 4
Thursday @ 7:00 PM-7:45 PM EDT
1 x 45min session (45 minutes)
All ages welcome
(Best for Grade 11 & Up)


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