The LexisNexis® African Ancestry Network & LexisNexis® Rule Law Foundation Fellowship
The LexisNexis African Ancestry Network & LexisNexis Rule Law Foundation Fellowship
is an extension of LexisNexis’ commitment to eliminate systemic racism in legal systems and build a culture of inclusion and diversity within our company. The program, an initiative from the LexisNexis African Ancestry Network (AAN) and LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation (LNROLF), was created in partnership with the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Law School Consortium (HBCULSC), including Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law, Howard University School of Law, North Carolina Central University School of Law, Southern University Law Center, Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University, and the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law.
2023 LexisNexis® Equity in the Law Symposium
SAVE THE DATE!
The 3rd Annual LexisNexis African Ancestry Network & LexisNexis Rule Law Foundation Fellowship Equity in the Law Symposium will be October 27, 2023 in Miami, FL.
More details to come!
Register now to join virtually and learn more about the work of the Fellows and opportunities for you and your organization to help shape a more just world.
Meet the 2023 Fellows
Lauren Taylor Fleming
Lauren Taylor Fleming is a third-year law student at Howard University School of Law. She currently serves as the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Co-Chair on the Student Bar Association. Inspired by her experience on the Charles Hamilton Houston National Moot Court Team, Lauren plans to pursue a career in litigation upon graduation. Lauren is a graduate of Spelman College and Columbia University.
Favour Okhuevbie is a third-year law student at Howard University School of Law. Her active involvement in numerous legal internships and pro bono work has allowed her to hone her legal skills and gain valuable experience in the field. She plans to pursue a career in tax litigation and technology law upon graduation.
Jai'Ehir Jackson-Hawkins is a recent law graduate from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Currently working as an Assistant Principal at Cheney Elementary School, she is passionate about education and aims to practice Education Law and Policy. Her ultimate goal is to draft bills at the United States Senate, advocating for equitable access to quality education. With her dedication and expertise, Jai'Ehir is poised to make a significant impact in the field of Education Law and Policy.
Jaylon Denkins is a third-year law student at Southern University Law Center. He currently serves the Articles Editor on The Journal of Intellectual Property, Technology & Law. His legal research interest includes technology law and closing the gaps between policy, law and technology. Jaylon also has experience as a summer associate in a private practice law firm assisting on health, tax, employee benefits law and retirement matters, which is also where he would like to practice upon graduation.
Larry Futrell is a third-year law student at North Carolina Central University School of Law. Larry’s passion for public service inspired him to serve his community in various capacities. Not only was Larry employed by his local District Attorney's Office before coming to law school, but he also interned with Legal Aid of North Carolina during his law school experience. As someone who understands the needs of his community, Larry is committed to using his legal education for the betterment of his community.
Morigan Tuggle is a third-year law student at Howard University School of Law. She plans to pursue a career within a prominent law firm after graduation. At present, she is the Executive Publications Editor for the Howard Law Journal, and she also works as a research and teaching assistant for Professor Kurland. Her time at Howard University has only intensified her passion for advocating and mentoring underserved communities, both throughout her undergraduate years and within her legal education.
Paul Campbell is a fourth-year part-time law student at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. He is an Associate Editor of UDC Law Review, Secretary of the Evening Law Students’ Association, and Clerk of the Cahn Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International. Additionally, he is a Compliance Officer of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves. After graduation, he plans to practice real estate and military law.
Qwantaria Russell is a Mississippi native and third year law student at Southern University Law Center. She is a 2023 SLIP Intern at the ACLU of Mississippi where she works alongside attorneys on various civil rights cases. After she graduates, Qwantaria aspires to specialize in civil rights, criminal defense, emergency management, and employment law. She has a passion for justice and equality and plans to defend the rights of individuals and ensure fair treatment in the legal system.
Tatiyana Brown-Harper is a third-year law student at the Southern University Law Center. Tatiyana plans to pursue a career in the area of entertainment law. Throughout law school, she has furthered her interests by actively serving as a member of the Sports and Entertainment Legal Association and the Newsletter for Entertainment and Sports Law. Additionally, Tatiyana is a current member of the 2023 HBCU in LA Cohort.
Veronica Alba is a third-year law student at Florida A&M University College of Law. Her experience working at Morgan & Morgan, America’s largest personal injury law firm, inspired her to pursue a career in personal injury upon graduation. After five years working as a teacher, Veronica hopes to engage, inspire, and lead others in the courtroom as she has in the classroom.
Whitney Triplet is a third year student at Southern University Law Center. Her work there as a research assistant has increased her passion for civil justice. Whitney is interested in playing a role in achieving racial equity for disenfranchised communities in the US. She is also interested in tax law and estate planning. Whitney plans to practice these areas of law in her own private practice.
Zaria Graham is a third-year law student at North Carolina Central University School of Law. She plans to pursue a career in criminal prosecution upon graduation. Her experience at the New York State Office of the Attorney General Organized Crime Task Force and United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina strengthened her commitment to public service and advocating for victims of violent crimes on both the state and federal level.
Skylar Dean is a third-year law student at Southern University Law Center. She currently serves as Vice Chair on the Southern University Law Center Moot Court Board. Additionally, she works as a legal intern for the Greater Baton Rouge Teen Court Program coordinated by the Baton Rouge Bar Association. In her spare time she works as a youth leader for the Belfair Baptist Church Teen Ministry. She lives her life by the motto “Power in your voice, and Service in your heart”. As such, she plans to pursue a career in public interest law upon graduation. She is driven by her desire to aid in the eradication of systematic racism with the hopes of creating a justice system that provides equal access to justice for all.
Imani Roberson is a 3L at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of law, where she serves as Student Bar Association President. Upon graduation Imani plans to pursue a career in environmental social governance (ESG) law. She believes ESG is at the intersection of her favorite interests and talents—equity, business, innovation, and critical thinking. Outside of the classroom, Imani is also an advocate in the community. She helps underserved communities within the DC area, volunteers with Planned Parenthood, and is establishing a non-profit to improve the Black maternal mortality rate.
Christian Wolford is a third-year law school student at Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Christian graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Dual BBA in Finance and Banking & Financial Institutions. He currently serves his law school as the treasurer of his 3L class board, the sergeant-at-arms of the Student Bar Association, and chief justice of the Student Government Association. He is also the immediate past president of the Black Law Students Association at Thurgood Marshall School of Law. He now serves as the director of alumni affairs for the Southwestern Region of the Black Law Students Association. This summer, Christian had the privilege of interning with Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP as a summer associate as he is pursuing a career in transactional law with a focus on energy and infrastructure.
Learn more about the Fellowship
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AAN LNROLF Fellowship
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