Black and Latino student associations host bootcamp for 1Ls

Published: August 18th, 2014

Category: News

blsa1UF Law’s Black Law Students Association W. George Allen Chapter and the Latino Law Students Association co-hosted a pre-ILSP 1L “bootcamp.” The event, sponsored by Hogan Lovells, was attended by 28 incoming first-year students. Attorney Dwayne Robinson (JD 11), an associate from Hogan Lovells, BLSA President Brian Lawrence, LLSA President Christina DeVarona and BLSA Programming Chair Paige White began planning the program in July. The purpose was to offer a glimpse into the first year of law school and tips for success to the incoming minority students.

The bootcamp included remarks by Professor Sharon Rush and Professor Katheryn Russell-Brown; a “First Year in a Nutshell” presentation by BLSA President Brian Lawrence and  a blsa3presentation by BLSA Vice President Ashley Dunbar on ways to relax at law school. During lunch, students participated in a Q & A panel featuring Stefani Lopez (2L), Iesha Nunes (2L), Devon Vickers (2L), and Victor Sanabria (2L), which was moderated by Bryan Cooper (2L).

Robinson made the final presentation on writing and study tips in law school, and students watched a video, which included motivational remarks by recent minority alumni of UF Law.