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Elon Law students panel participants at Minority Pre-Law Conference

Jessica Chong L'17 and Andreas Mosby L'17 reflected on their Elon Law experiences as part of a North Carolina Bar Association program hosted by Wake Forest University School of Law.

Jessica Chong L'17 and Andreas Mosby L'17

Two Elon Law Leadership Fellows joined with students from other North Carolina universities to offer perspectives on their legal education during a program designed to inspire minority students who may be considering law school.

The North Carolina Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession Committee presented its Third Annual Minority Pre-Law Conference on March 18, 2017, at Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem.

With a theme of "Putting the Pieces Together: Is Law School the Right Fit?", Elon Law's Jessica Chong L'17 and Andreas Mosby L'17 joined with student representatives of Wake Forest University and North Carolina Central University to reflect on "Life of a Law Student: What I Wish I Had Known Before Law School."

Chong graduated from North Carolina State University in 2011 with a degree in biological sciences. The Raleigh native worked at Merck for three years as a bio process technician and learning specialist before enrolling at Elon Law. Since then, she has served as a legal IP extern at Syngenta and as a legal intern at GlaxoSmithKline.

"After participating in the NCBA Minorities in the Profession 1L summer program last year, it was a great experience to give back by being a panelist to share with undergraduate and high school students what being in law school is really like," Chong said. "I shared that mentorship has been a major factor in my law school career. The mentorship and advice I've received from upper-level law students, professors, and supervising attorneys has been invaluable and encouraging as a minority student." 

Mosby graduated from Greensboro College after studying criminal justice. He is a student attorney in the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Clinic and serves as a criminal law teaching assistant. He previously worked as a law product advocate at Bloomberg Law and as a legal department intern at The Fresh Market. 

"It was honor to have been invited to serve as a panelist for the conference," Mosby said. "I was given the opportunity to share my law school experience with high school students, college students, and college graduates that expressed an interest in law school. Not to long ago, I was in their same position, so it was a blessing to have the opportunity to pay it forward and assist them along the way as they potentially prepare to be social engineers in a legal profession that is currently lacking sufficient minority representation." 

The panel was moderated by Petal Munroe of K&L Gates in Raleigh.

Eric Townsend,
3/20/2017 5:05 AM