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Professor Johnson named to ’40 Under 40′ by National Bar Association and IMPACT

Prof. Shontavia Johnson

Assistant Professor of Law Shontavia Johnson was recognized as a “2013 Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40” by the National Bar Association and IMPACT. Nation’s Best Advocates recognizes talented individuals (age 40 and under) within the African American legal community who have achieved prominence and distinction, professionally and philanthropically.

Nominees were chosen based on their achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and legal community involvement.

“The 2013 Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40 are continuing the tradition of legal giants in American history,” said IMPACT Director Angela Rye.  “The invaluable contributions made by these attorneys establish a standard for service and excellence in our communities and our Nation.”

As one of the nominees, Johnson was also featured in Black Pre-Law Magazine offering advice to future black lawyers.

“Knowing who you are, and your purpose on this earth, is critical,” offered Johnson. “The word success can have as many different meanings as there are people on this planet, and if you know your specific purpose you will not get caught up in someone else’s version of success. The legal profession can be incredibly rewarding if you follow your own path.”

Crystal Nance, associate director of admission at Drake Law School, also has a piece in the 2013 issue of Black Pre-Law titled, “Graduating from Student to Professional: Tips on Proper and Effective Communication with Law School Admission Officers.”

Read full details on both Johnson and Nance online.