Page 1

NORTHEAST BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION 2011 SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITOR GUIDE Northeast Black Law Students Association http://www.nblsa.org/neblsa Phone: (617) 548-8493 Email: neblsacorprelations@gmail.com


Originally founded by Algernon Johnson “A.J.” Cooper in 1968, the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) is a non-profit organization created to articulate and promote the professional needs and goals of Black law students, foster and encourage professional competence, and focus upon the relationship of Black attorneys to the American legal structure.

ABOUT NEBLSA FOR OVER FORTY YEARS, THE NORTHEAST BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION HAS EMPOWERED LAW STUDENTS AND THEIR COMMUNITIES.

The Northeast Region of the National Black Law Students Association (NEBLSA) has over 1000 diverse members at over 33 schools. For over 40 years, NEBLSA has been a valuable resource to thousands of practicing black attorneys. We are dedicated to our mission of developing talented black attorneys and advocate for nearly 1,000 of tomorrow’s brightest legal minds. NEBLSA strives to provide our members with the knowledge, network and skills necessary for success in the study and practice of law. With your support and contribution, we will continue to develop programming focused on student development and growth. Our regional programming provides an unique opportunity to position our members for success after law school. We expect members from all 33 chapters for: • Leadership Retreat. NEBLSA kicks off the year by providing Chapter Leaders with preparation training for a successful year.

• Job Fair. Diverse students join over 50 regional employers in one of the largest diversity fairs in the country.

• Welcome Reception. NEBLSA hosts alumni and current members in the first networking event of the year.

• Academic Retreat and Law School Symposium. Legal scholars, professors and practicing attorneys

partake in panel discussions and individual lectures on important academic and professional issues. • Community Service Week. NEBLSA has adopted a community service theme for the year, P.R.O.G.R.E.S.S. NEBLSA will specifically focus on school-age mentoring, non-profit organization partnership and professional development. • Membership Retreat. NEBLSA hosts a retreat for members every year. Members have an opportunity to network, and continue to build essential academic and professional skills. • Scholarship. Each year NEBLSA awards scholarships to exceptional high school students interested in pursuing a career in the field of law.

Additionally, we expect 300 law students to join us January 26-30, 2011 for our Regional Convention in Connecticut for community service, workshops, and competitions. We hope to feature you as a 2011 NEBLSA Regional Sponsor. We appreciate your commitment to diversity, and are excited about the possibility of partnering with you this year. Kind regards, Shetera Patterson NEBLSA Chair University of Connecticut School of Law

Amanda D. Johnson NEBLSA Corporate Relations Director University of Connecticut School of Law

2


The Northeast Black Law Students Association (NEBLSA), a leading regional advocate for diversity in legal education and the legal profession, invites you to the Annual NEBLSA Regional Convention, January 26-30, 2011 in Connecticut!

PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS PROGRAMMING August 19, 2010 | Leadership Retreat. Chapter leaders learn how to organize their membership. This annual retreat provides students with a great opportunity for practical guidance and mentorship. October 24-30, 2010 | Community Service Week. NEBLSA has adopted a community service theme for the year, P.R.O.G.R.E.S.S. (Partnership, Reaching Out, Organizations, Growth, Responsibility, Empowerment, Schools, Support). NEBLSA will specifically focus on school age student mentoring, non-profit organization partnership and professional development. October 23, 2010 | Academic Retreat and Law School Symposium. During the Academic Retreat, legal scholars, professors and practicing attorneys partake in panel discussions and individual lectures on important issues including efficient legal research, effective legal writing, case briefing, course outlining and issue spotting. With your help, the academic retreat will provide a forum where NEBLSA members gain immeasurable insight into law school success. The Law School Symposium serves as an avenue for prospective law students to gain important information on the law school application process and the benefits of obtaining a legal education. The Law School Symposium will host multiple speakers from pre-law organizations who address topics ranging from financing a legal education to making the transition to law school.

CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS COMPETITIONS January 26-30, 2011 | Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition. Since its inception in 1975, the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition has been the cornerstone of NEBLSA programming, offering high caliber competition to showcase oral advocacy and brief writing talents among law students nationwide. January 26-30, 2011 | Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition. The Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition provides law students with a platform to develop their oral advocacy skills, improve their legal research and writing ability, and enhance their knowledge of substantive and procedural law.

PANELS & WORKSHOPS January 26-30, 2011 | Law Student Panels & Workshops. Panels and workshops cover a variety of topics including academic, career and professional development.

3


NEBLSA members are not only talented law students, but also involved community advocates. Our alumni are among the most talented and respected legal practitioners and are active and influential community leaders.

MEMBERSHIP DEMOGRAPHICS NEBLSA represents over 33 chapters including: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Albany Law School Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Boston College School of Law Boston University School of Law Brooklyn Law School Columbia Law School Cornell University Law School CUNY School of Law Fordham University School of Law Franklin Pierce Law Center Harvard Law School Hofstra University School of Law Massachusetts School of Law New England School of Law New York Law School New York University School of Law Northeastern University School of Law

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Pace University School of Law Quinnipiac University School of Law Roger Williams University School of Law Rutgers University School of Law Seton Hall University School of Law St. John’s University School of Law Suffolk University Law School Syracuse University College of Law Touro Law Center University of Buffalo Law School University of Connecticut School of Law University of Maine School of Law University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Vermont Law School Western New England College School of Law Yale Law School

MARKETING PLAN NEBLSA promotes programming through our newsletter, website, Facebook and Twitter. Invitations will be sent to NEBLSA’s membership of 1,000 diverse law students as well as NEBLSA’s College Student Division and alumni network. NEBLSA will also utilize a peer-to-peer marketing team to relay information and updates.

NEBLSA REGIONAL CONVENTION January 26-30, 2011 We look forward to seeing you in Connecticut! 4


NEBLSA members are not only dynamic leaders, but also gifted law students. We encourage and recognize our members’ commitment to academic excellence and community service.

PROGRAMMING SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES NEBLSA LEADERSHIP RETREAT | $2,500 Chapter leaders learn how to organize their membership. This annual retreat provides students with a great opportunity for practical guidance and mentorship.

NEBLSA WELCOME RECEPTION | $5,000 Alumni and students kick off the academic year with this annual networking reception. As a sponsor, your company’s signage will be featured prominently throughout the event. A representative from your firm may make opening remarks, and your firm’s logo will be included in all event marketing materials and on the NEBLSA website.

NEBLSA REGIONAL JOB FAIR | $2,500 NEBLSA hosts one of the largest diversity job fairs in the Northeast region. We are committed to showcasing the excellence of our members. As a result, we are proud to host dozens of employers from the area including law firms, corporations, and nonprofit organizations.

NEBLSA COMMUNITY SERVICE WEEK | $2,500 NEBLSA has adopted a community service theme for the year, P.R.O.G.R.E.S.S. (Partnership, Reaching Out, Organizations, Growth, Responsibility, Empowerment, Schools, Support) NEBLSA will specifically focus on school age student mentoring, non profit organization partnership and professional development. There are opportunities for

community service throughout the year, and we will also host an entire week of community service in each of our subregions, supporting the surrounding communities near each of the 33 chapters we serve.

NEBLSA ACADEMIC RETREAT | $2,500 Legal scholars, professors and practicing attorneys partake in panel discussions and individual lectures on important issues including efficient legal research, effective legal writing, case briefing, course outlining and issue spotting. With your help, the academic retreat will provide a forum where NEBLSA members gain immeasurable insight into law school success.

NEBLSA LAW SCHOOL SYMPOSIUM | $2,500 The Law School Symposium serves as an avenue for prospective law students to gain important information on the law school application process and the benefits of obtaining a legal education. The Law Camp will host multiple speakers from pre-law organizations that will address topics ranging from financing a legal education to making the transition to law school. Law students have the opportunity to hear tips from law professors and students. All attendees are invited to join the NEBLSA College Students Division for invitations to conferences, participation in a mentorship program, and local BLSA programs.

NEBLSA REGIONAL JOB FAIR | $2,500

NEBLSA MEMBERSHIP RETREAT | $5,000 NEBLSA members gather for this annual retreat. Members have an opportunity to network, and continue to build essential skills.

5


NEBLSA’s Regional Convention: 300 students, 33 chapters, 1 purpose.

2010 NEBLSA Regional Convention

Each year, NEBLSA chapter delegates, competitors, and members gather to develop their advocacy and leadership skills, learn from each other, and connect one-on-one with attorneys and employers who value diversity.

PREMIUM SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES REGIONAL CONVENTION TITLE SPONSOR | $15,000 • • • • •

Exclusive recognition at general/plenary sessions Sponsor message included on two all-member emails Speaking opportunity and 2 seats on dais at gala 10 all-access convention passes 2 reserved tables at onsite luncheons and gala

• • •

Table at the Career Fair Expo Workshop panelist opportunities Premiere logo placement in all convention marketing materials 3 marketing items included in convention bags Recognition on official signage Exclusive signage at gala Complimentary hospitality suite

• • • •

DIAMOND SPONSOR | $12,500

PLATINUM SPONSOR | $10,000

• • • •

• • •

Recognition as an official NEBLSA Regional Convention sponsor Table or booth presence at Regional Convention Recognition as Regional Convention Awards Gala Host Remarks at the Regional Convention Awards Gala 8 tickets (1 table) to attend the Regional Convention Awards Gala 1 Full Page Ad in NEBLSA Convention Booklet 1 Ad in 3 months of Monthly Newsletter Invitation to attend an additional event

• •

• •

Recognition as an official NEBLSA Regional Convention Sponsor Table or booth presence at Regional Convention 4 tickets (1/2 table) to attend the Regional Convention Awards Gala 1 Full Page Ad in NEBLSA Convention Booklet Invitation to attend NEBLSA’s Academic Retreat, Law Camp, and Community Service

• • • • •

Logo/link placement on website Recognition in NEBLSA magazine and Annual Report Full page ad on inside front cover of Convention Guide Choice of one customized opportunity 50% discount off additional customized sponsorship

GOLD SPONSOR | $7,000 •

• •

Please choose one of the following to receive signage at the sponsored event and recognition as an official sponsor: • NEBLSA Alumni Reception • NEBLSA Welcome Event • Academic Retreat/ Law School Symposium • Regional Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition • Regional Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition • Community Service • Golf Tournament 1/2 page ad in NEBLSA Convention Booklet 2 tickets to Regional Awards 6 Gala


NEBLSA’s 2 competitions -

Recent Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition Champions.

the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition and Frederick Douglas Moot Court Competition - provide members with an opportunity to hone their advocacy skills using feedback from practicing attorneys.

COMPETITION, SCHOLARSHIP & DIVISION SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

• • • • • • • •

SCHOLARSHIP | $2,500

MOCK TRIAL | $5,000

MOOT COURT | $5,000 Company logo on all NEBLSA Moot Court Competition Materials Exclusive official NEBLSA Moot Court Competition signage Recognition during gala presentation of NEBLSA Moot Court Awards at gala 5 all-access convention passes Logo/link placement on website 1/2 page ad in Convention Guide Recognition in newsletter and Annual Report

• •

• • • •

Company logo on all NEBLSA Mock Trial Competition Materials Exclusive official NEBLSA Mock Trial Competition signage Recognition during gala presentation of NEBLSA Mock Trial Awards at gala 5 all-access convention passes Logo/link placement on website 1/2 page ad in Convention Guide Recognition in newsletter and Annual Report

Named for its patron, this NEBLSA scholarship is given to to a high school student each year. Recognition in newsletter and Annual Report

COLLEGE STUDENT DIVISION SPONSOR | $2,500 NEBLSA believes current law students are uniquely positioned to support legal pipeline initiatives. NEBLSA’s College Student Division encourages undergraduate students to consider law. At the Law School Symposium and Regional Convention, our college student division members participate in a special workshop series designed to

help them prepare for the law school application process. The series includes workshops, test preparation information, a law school recruiting expo, and a networking social. Complimentary registration is provided to select students who have demonstrated an interest in law but for whom paid attendance is not financially feasible. College Student

Division Members are also eligible for a $1,000 college scholarship, named for the 2010-2011 College Student Division Sponsor.

7


One-on-one impact.

Students and attorneys connect at a networking event.

NEBLSA’s networking events provide an opportunity to directly connect with law students. Our advertisements are an opportunity to reach those you may have missed at convention.

ADVERTISEMENT & EXPOSITION OPPORTUNITIES

EVENT PROGRAM ADVERTISEMENT | $250-$1,000 Place an advertisement in the Annual Regional Convention Program. Are you: • • •

Seeking to promote your organization’s services, products, or career opportunities? Celebrating your NEBLSA chapter’s extraordinary accomplishments? Showing support of a local, regional NEBLSA member?

Highlight your moment with a quarter-page, half-page, or full-page color advertisement! Check the order form for details.

CAREER EXPO TABLE | $500 Marketing/Recruiting Table at NEBLSA Career Development Expo. Includes a highly publicized and visible table in our Exhibit Space that allows you to have one-on-one contact with Convention attendees, distribute marketing materials, participate in a networking social with potential candidates for hire, receive a resume book with resumes from select Convention attendees, and promote the quality of your services and products to future attorneys.

PRE-LAW FAIR TABLE | $100 Marketing/Recruiting Table during NEBLSA CSD Day. Includes a highly publicized and visible table in our Exhibit Space that allows you to have one-on-one contact with College Student Division (CSD) attendees, distribute marketing materials, participate in a networking social with potential law school candidates, and promote your institution to future law students.

VENDOR TABLE | $525 Marketing/Recruiting Table at the NEBLSA Career Development Expo & NEBLSA CSD Day. Includes a highly publicized and visible table in our Exhibit Space that allows you to have one-on-one contact with Convention attendees, distribute marketing materials, and promote the quality of your services and products to future attorneys.

8


sponsor reservation form ☐ YES. I/We welcome the opportunity to participate in the 2011 Regional Convention at the partnership level listed below. ☐ I/We cannot accept your invitation to participate as a sponsor, but we would like to support your efforts. Enclosed is a tax deductible contribution of ________. ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐

☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐

Premium Sponsorship Title Sponsor Diamond Sponsor Platinum Sponsor Gold Sponsor Silver Sponsor Bronze Sponsor Charter Competition Scholarship & Division Sponsorship College Student Division Sponsor Moot Court Competition Sponsor Mock Trial Competition Sponsor Scholarship Sponsor Programming Sponsorship NEBLSA Leadership Retreat NEBLSA Welcome Reception NEBLSA Regional Job Fair NEBLSA Community Service Week NEBLSA Academic Retreat & Symposium NEBLSA Membership Retreat

$15,000 $12,500 $10,000 $7,000 $5,000 $2,500 $1,000

$2,500 $5,000 $5,000 $2,500

☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐

Customized Sponsorship Regional Convention Luncheon Welcome to Connecticut Reception Legacy of NEBLSA Reception Delegate Bags Delegate Badge Holders Convention Memory Stick

$5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

TOTAL SPONSORSHIP RESERVED $____________

$2,500 $5,000 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $5,000

Company/Organization Name: ________________________________________________ Contact Name: _____________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________________ City: _______________________________ State: _________ Zip: _________________ ________________Fax: ________________ Email: ________________________ Signature: __________________________________________________________________ Phone:

Please mail your form and your check payable to “NEBLSA” to: Northeast Black Law Students Association P.O. Box 8855 Albany, NY 12208 Your sponsorship must be received 30 days prior the event to obtain sponsorship benefits.

9


REGIONAL CONVENTION •JANUARY 26-30, 2011 • MASHANTUCKET, CT

advertisement & exhibitor order form ☐ YES. I/We welcome the opportunity to advertise at the regional convention in the manner listed below.

☐ ☐ ☐

Premium Sponsorship Full Page Half Page Quarter Page

$1,000 $500 $250

☐ ☐ ☐

Exhibitors Career Fair Exhibitor Pre-Law Fair Exhibitor Vendor Exhibitor

$500 $100 $525

Company/Organization Name: ________________________________________________ Contact Name: _____________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________________ City: _______________________________ State: _________ Zip: __________________ Phone: ________________ Fax: ________________ Email: ________________________ Signature: __________________________________________________________________

Please mail your form and your check payable to “NEBLSA” to: Northeast Black Law Students Association P.O. Box 8855 Albany, NY 12208 Upon receipt of your payment, information about your ad submission or exhibit will be sent via e-mail.

10


NEBLSA

S P O N S O R S H I P Supporting the lawyers of tomorrow today!

CONTACT AMANDA D. JOHNSON Corporate Relations Director Northeast Black Law Students Association neblsacorprelations@gmail.com

NEBLSA Sponsorship Guide - 2010 - 2011  

sponsorship

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you