Seven Dillard Students Spend the Summer Studying at Law Schools Throughout the Country
by L. Kasimu Harris
May 31, 2016
Dillard University’s long-standing history of producing graduates who have excelled in the areas of law and advocacy continues with seven students selected into 2016 summer law programs at various law school across the country.
Faith Flugence ’18 and Malaysha Seals ’18 have been selected for the Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program for College Students at St. John’s University School of Law in New York. This is an eight (8) week program prepares students for the challenges of law school and for the law school application process with courses taught by law school faculty, internships with judges and lawyers, a customized LSAT prep course; and with advising on all aspects of the admission process. It received an award from the American Bar Association for exemplary leadership and success in expanding the pipeline of diversity into the legal profession. Faith and Malaysha continue the tradition of Dillard alumna Lauren Lemonious ’13 (who recently graduated from Harvard Law School) and Simona Sanders ’16 (who will be starting law school at Golden Gate University in August) who also participated in the Ronald H. Brown program at St. John’s University.
Ke’Adria Miller ’19 was selected for two programs: the Summer for Undergraduates Program at Florida State University College of Law and the Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars Program at the Chicago-Kent College of Law (Illinois Institute of Technology). Ke’Adria has chosen to attend the program at Florida State which brings to campus undergraduate students from around the country for a month-long immersion into legal study.
Raven Morris ’19 was selected to attend the Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars Program at St. Louis University School of Law. As a part of this program, Raven will receive free room and board along with a $1,000 stipend and a $200 travel reimbursement.
Kevona Naylor-Dibble ’18 was selected to attend the University of Houston Law Center Pre-Law Pipeline Program. This is an eight (8) program designed to equip students for the demands of the LSAT exam, the law school application process, a law school career and includes a law related internship. Kevona received a full scholarship to attend.
Madison Torry ’19 was selected to attend the Pre-Law Scholars Summer Enrichment Program at Howard University School of Law. This is a four (4) week program designed to help students gain admission into law school and succeed once there. As a part of this program, Madison will receive free room and board along with a $1,200 stipend.
Victoria Whiteside ’18 was selected to attend the Summer Pre-Law Program sponsored by the University of Arkansas School of Law. This is a four (4) week program which includes LSAT professional development, guest speakers, and academic instruction, in Legal Systems and Process and Legal Communication and Oral Advocacy, that will assist the students in improving their performance in their undergraduate work across several disciplines.
About Dillard University’s Legal Education
Dillard University’s history preparing student for law school and legal careers dates back to 1869 when Straight College instituted its law program and graduates were admitted to the Louisiana State Bar without examination. Pioneers and civil rights leaders like Louis A. Martinet and Rudolphe L. Desdunes were at the forefront of the landmark Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson (1896). Since then, Dillard has graduated hundreds of successful lawyers, judges, and legislators, including the late Revius O. Ortique Jr., the first African American to serve on the Louisiana Supreme Court, and today, Judge Carl E. Stewart, the first African American Chief Judge to serve on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals