Jazmyn Ferguson, a second-year student at Notre Dame Law School, will be one of the panelists at the 18th annual National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair from November 10-12 in Boston.
The National Black Pre-Law Conference is designed to provide aspiring Black lawyers with access to information, resources, and contacts that will assist them in the challenging journey of applying to law school, being successful during law school, passing the bar exam, and beyond. The conference takes place in-person with limited sessions hosted virtually to increase access to pre-law students across the country. Ferguson will participate in a panel discussion titled “What It Takes to Be a Successful Black Law Student: Tips and Strategies for Navigating the Challenges of the Highly Competitive Legal Educational Experience and the Added Weight of Racial Dynamics in Law School.”
“I am excited about the opportunity to take part in preparing the next generation of law students and lawyers,” she said. “This is a premier event for all Black students who have even the slightest interest in law school.”
Ferguson is speaking at the conference in her capacity as director of membership operations for the National Black Law Students Association, to which she was elected in April of this year. In this role, she is responsible for leading NBLSA’s membership team, providing insight into new member benefits, communicating directly to the national body, and exploring ways to improve the member experience through recognition and networking. Since being elected, she has represented Notre Dame Law School at NBLSA’s Joint Board Retreat and at the National Bar Association’s President’s Dinner honoring the Honorable Fred Gray Sr., 2022 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
At Notre Dame Law School, she is involved as vice president of the Notre Dame Black Law Students Association and an oralist on the Intellectual Property Team of the Notre Dame Law School Moot Court Board. This past summer, she worked as a summer associate at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP in St. Louis.
Ferguson earned her bachelor’s degrees in business and journalism from the University of Missouri in 2019 and worked at LinkedIn in Chicago for two years before starting law school.