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PLANC 8th Quadernnial Conference Logo

PLANC 8th Quadrennial Conference: 
Predicting Pre-Law

New Orleans, June 10-13, 2024


Curious about the secret to creating a great conference?

No committees!  In New Orleans fashion we have Conference Krewes instead (which are remarkably similar to committees).  Each has a mix of pre-law advisors and law school admission representatives.  PLANC 2024 would ​not be possible without the hard work and effort from dozens of volunteers around the country.

Thank you to all the volunteers who are a part of the planning process!

* = PLANC Board Member


Conference Planning Team Chairs

Conference Chair

Kevin A. Freeman

The Ohio State University

Conference Program Chair

Rita Ralston

Boston University


Communications Krewe
Operations Team

Patrice Barley, Duke University

Amy Best, Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law

Jill Burnette-Maurice, Wayne State University Law School

*Veronica Joiner, University of Cincinnati

Michelle Preston, University of Wisconsin Law School

*Erin Reichelt, University of Minnesota


Day One Krewe
Programming Team

Nancy Gibson, Bowdoin College

Laura Hume, University of Dayton 

*Miguel Moran-Lanier, University of California Santa Barbara

*Carol Riddock, Emory University

Wendy Rohleder-Sook, Fort Hays State University

Tracy Simmons, Howard University School of Law

Teria Thornton, AccessLex Institution 


Featured Speakers Krewe
Programming Team

Tina Coco, City University of New York

*Chris Shortell, Portland State University

Kate Vieira, Roger Williams University School of Law


General Programs Krewe
Programming Team

Elizabeth Broccoli, City University of New York

*Susanne Mahoney Filback, Pomona College

Isabel Moreno, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law 

Lauren Terbush, University of Connecticut School of Law

*Lori Williams-DeKalb, The University of Oklahoma


Local Accommodations Krewe
Programming Team

Jenny Branson, Baylor Law School

*Marcya Burden, Oakwood University

*Larry Hayman, Ohio University

*Alex Jablonski, Cornell University

Adria Kimbrough, NAACP Marshall-Motley Scholars Program


Registration Krewe
Operations Team

Sharleeta Dunlap, University of the District of Columbia School of Law
Anthony Ervin, University of the District of Columbia School of Law

Katie Merrill, Vermont Law & Graduate School

*Mary Nadarski, Arizona State University

Emily Pelphrey, Denison University


Sponsorships Krewe
Operations Team

Alyson Alber, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Mark Brown, University of South Carolina

Peter Eraca, Seton Hall Law School

Lauren Jordan, University of Richmond School of Law

Carmen Kelle, University of Nebraska–Lincoln


Volunteers Krewe
Programming Team

Joleen Cline, Liberty University School of Law

Brianna Leistikow, Drake Law School

Megan A. Pickens, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

*Chris Riley, Abilene Christian University

A close-up of powdered Beignets- a famous New Orleans dessert


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