African-American Alumni Weekend Schedule

2018 African American Alumni Celebration Weekend
Sankofa:  Go Back to Move Forward


Thursday, February 22, 2018

     6:00PM BLSA Symposium - The Influence of the Legal and Social Systems on Health Access and Health Outcomes in Minority Populations: A Panel Discussion on Intersecting Issues in Health, Race, and the Law. - Sadler Center,Tidewater A&B

Friday, February 23, 2018

 9:30-11:00AM Registration
11:00AM Unveiling of the Portrait of Edward Augustus Travis, B.C.L. '54 - Hixon Center
Welcome Luncheon 
Keynote Speaker:  The Honorable Carla N. Archie, JD '95, Superior Court Judge for the 26th Judicial District of North Carolina - National Center for State Courts
  2:00PM  Panel 1:  View from the Bench
  3:15PM Panel 2:  My Law Degree Doesn't Mean I Must Litigate - Career "Alternatives" to the Traditional Practice of Law
  4:30PM Panel 3:  Fighting for FREEdom:  A New Era for the First Amendment?
  5:30PM Reception & Networking - Law School Lobby
Dinner & Dancing - Alumni House
Keynote by Chief Judge Roger Gregory, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Saturday, February 24, 2018

  8:00-10:00AM Registration
  8:30AM Continental Breakfast - Law School Lobby
  9:00AM CLE Session - Looking into the Crystal Ball:  The Future of the Practice of Law
10:45AM  Panel 4:  Making a Case for Pro Bono
11:45AM Panel 5:  This is Us - A Candid Conversation on the African-American Law Student Experience at William & Mary (Sankofa)
12:30PM Lunch and Special Presentation in Recognition of Wilson C. Jefferson, JD '72 
  2:15PM Tour of the Law School
  6:00PM Networking Reception with BLSA Students - Alumni House
23rd Annual Oliver Hill Scholarship Banquet - Alumni House

Keynote Speaker:  Oliver Hill, Jr.