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Becoming Black Lawyers - Virtual Screening + Q&A

Brunel Law School is proud to host a virtual screening of Evangeline M. Mitchell's new award-winning documentary Becoming Black Lawyers: African Americans and the Law School Experience, followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and cast of featured lawyers.

This multi-award-winning short film shares the stories of five Black aspiring lawyers who set out on their journeys to receive professional legal education and their realisation that they would have to struggle against additional battles even more challenging than the rigours of learning the law in a hypercompetitive environment. In Law School, they discover the paradox of studying in an institution that idealistically represents the notion of "justice" for all.

Following the virtual screening, there will be a live Q&A discussion moderated by Professor Arad Reisberg, Head of Brunel Law School. The panellists include Evangeline M. Mitchell, Esq., Ed.M., the filmmaker; and the cast of featured lawyers: Veronica N. Dunlap, Esq., M.B.A.Paula Edgar, Esq., Marcus Sandifer, Esq.Alexi Thomas, Esq., M.B.A., and Natasha Nurse, Esq.

Coinciding with the United States' celebration of African American History Month, this event presents an opportunity to learn more about the ongoing additional challenges that African Americans face in attending law school on their journeys to becoming lawyers. It also gives us the opportunity to have a conversation about the different experiences of black and minority communities in the UK's Law Schools. Accessibility Notice: The film and panel discussion will include closed captioning

For more details and joining instructions, please register for this free event via eventbrite.
Accessibility Notice: The film and panel discussion will include closed captioning