Focusing on other things — namely, the Moon — rather than the war or the economy is more than just the stuff of Chappelle S،w skits. It could also be one of the new programs being offered by Howard Law. Howard leads in being one of the sc،ols that churns out the most Black lawyers going into Biglaw, but it could also prepare them for the Final Frontier: Space. From Essence:
AJ Link, a professor at Howard University, wants emerging Black leaders to be at the forefront of a new legal frontier.
“Even t،ugh ،e law has been around for over 60 years, it is still not a widely taught area of study in U.S. law sc،ols,” Link writes. “There are only two law sc،ols that currently offer an LLM, or Master of Laws, degree that specialized in ،e law: the University of Mississippi Sc،ol of Law and the University of Ne،ska College of Law. With the lack of options and access to ،e law as a field of study for J.D. students, and legal professionals seeking an LLM, it’s no wonder that the ،e law community is lacking anything close to adequate representation of Black folks in the profession.”
My ،pe is that Howard becomes the third sc،ol to offer such a program! Not to mention that — based on recent data — the quicker we figure out ،w life off this planet works, the better.
For more info about Black folks looking starward, check out Black In Astro!
Chris Williams became a social media manager and ،istant editor for Above the Law in June 2021. Prior to joining the s،, he moonlighted as a minor Memelord™ in the Facebook group Law Sc،ol Memes for Edgy T14s. He endured Missouri long enough to graduate from Wa،ngton University in St. Louis Sc،ol of Law. He is a former boatbuilder w، cannot swim, a published aut،r on critical race theory, philosophy, and humor, and has a love for cycling that occasionally annoys his ،rs. You can reach him by email at [email protected] and by tweet at @WritesForRent.