Law School 101– First Presentation of the Semester

Law School 101

Wednesday, Sept. 10th

Colvard Room 5091

4 – 5 p.m. with Prof. Nicolaides

Any student who wants to meet with me one on one, or who wants my help with their law school applications, must attend one of my Law School 101 sessions and complete an intake form.  I hold these sessions periodically on Wednesdays or Fridays throughout the semester so if you are unable to attend this session, there will be other sessions to attend.  I also invite guests to present at these sessions. For example, an upcoming session will be about paying for law school by Prof. Robert Salvia, an expert on financial matters.  Watch this website for all of my announcements.


Welcome Back – Fall 2014



Welcome Back Niners,

Our first meeting will be on September 09 from 5-6pm in the Student Union, room 265. We will be handing out membership applications, announcing our calendar for the fall, and providing food and drinks!

We look forward to seeing all of you this semester!

- Shayleen Morris, President

Mediation Class Open to Pre-law Students


Dr. Vivian Lord, in the Dept. of Criminal Justice and Criminology, asked that I let you know that she still has openings in the Fall 2014 semester in her Mediation class.  She may have to permit you into the class and is particularly interested in getting more pre-law students enrolled. Dr. Lord is a trained mediator with the Mecklenburg County courts and I recently went with her to understand how this process works in the criminal courts in Charlotte. If a case goes into mediation, the parties try and resolve their differences before Dr. Lord, rather than before the Mecklenburg County judge.  It is a confidential and expeditious way to resolve conflict.   Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution are courses you may take in law school (and competitions you may enter) so think about contacting Dr. Lord if you are interested.  She may be reached at: 

Prof. Nicolaides

Request for UNC Charlotte Pre-Law Volunteers for Legal Clinic


If you are interested in volunteering this coming Saturday, please contact Linden Guinn ( (704.343.9700), who asked me to extend the invitation to all of you.  The details she sent are below, but you are certainly welcome to call or email her for more information.  She works at The Law Offices of T. Michael Todd, P.L.L.C. in downtown Charlotte. 


The John S. Leary Bar Association

In Association with

NAACP Charlotte – Mecklenburg County Branch & the Pre-Law Program of Johnson C. Smith University 


Annual Summer Legal Clinic

When: July 19, 2014

Where: Beatties Ford Road Regional Library (Small Meeting Room)

(Address: 2412 Beatties Ford Road Charlotte, NC 28216)

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm (Registration 10:00am-10:30 am)


Including Protecting Your Civil Rights Panel Discussion (1:00 pm- 2:00 pm) featuring Attorneys Eric A. Montgomery, W. Terry Sherrill and Public Defender Kevin P. Tully addressing:

Employment Discrimination: Are background checks affecting your job possibilities?

Criminal Defense: Why the Public Defender’s office is more than a plea deal?

Voting: How to restore voting rights post incarceration?

Legal Consultations will be offered in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Law, Landlord/Tenant, and Civil Litigation (Small Claims)

Grad Cords and 2014 – 2015 Meeting Dates

If you are a paid member graduating this weekend and have not yet picked up your Pre-Law graduation cords, please email ASAP about picking them up. If you are not graduating this weekend, we hope you’ll join us
 for the first Pre-Law Society meeting of the 2014 – 2015 academic year Tuesday, September 9,​ at 5:00 pm in Student Union room 265. See below for a complete list of the 2014 – 2015 meeting dates.
I am so very grateful to have had the opportunity to serve as president over the past year and to have gotten to know so many of you — thank you for making​ Pre-Law Society the fantastic organization that it is. I wish you all the very best and can’t wait to see the big things you accomplish in the future!
Christina Neitzey
  • Tuesday, September 9, 5:00 pm (Student Union room 265)
  • Tuesday, September 23, 5:00 pm (Student Union room 265)
  • Tuesday, October 14, 5:00 pm (Student Union room 265)
  • Tuesday, October 28, 5:00 pm (Student Union room 265)
  • Tuesday, November 11, 5:00 pm (Student Union room 265)
  • Tuesday, January 13, 5:00 pm (Student Union room 265)
  • Tuesday, January 27, 5:00 pm (Student Union room 265)
  • Tuesday, February 10, 5:00 pm (Student Union room 265)
  • Tuesday, March 17, 5:00 pm (Student Union room 265)
  • Tuesday, March 31, 5:00 pm (Student Union room 265)
  • Tuesday, April 14, 5:00 pm (Student Union room 265)
  • Tuesday, April 21, 5:00 pm (Student Union room 265)

Congratulations to the 2014 – 2015 Executive Board

Thank you to everyone who voted in elections for the 2014 – 2015 Pre-Law Society Executive Board.  Approximately 2/3 of our members voted in the elections either in person at last week’s meeting or via the SurveyMonkey electronic ballot, which is a great voting turnout.  The Treasurer, Speaker Coordinator, and LSAT Prep Committee Chair positions were filled via appointment rather than election.
The official results are as follows:
  • President: Shayleen Morris
  • Vice President: Yekta Nazari
  • Publicity Coordinator: Ashlyn Reece
  • Secretary: Julianna Jeffries
  • Treasurer: Susan Kodaimati
  • Speaker Coordinator: Michael Roth
  • LSAT Prep Committee Chair: Lashieka Hardin
Congratulations to all those who have been elected to next year’s E-Board, and to our brand-new E-Board members, welcome aboard!