DeWarren K. Langley ’11, was awarded the 2011 Student Pro Bono Public Service Award by the North Carolina State Bar during the 2011 Fifty-Year Lawyers Luncheon held at the Marriott Raleigh City Center Hotel in Raleigh, North Carolina on Thursday, October 20, 2011.
The Award was in recognition of dedicated and selfless service while a student at North Carolina Central University School of Law. Mr. Langley was recommended for the award by the law school.
Langley says: “Service is an integral part of my life. I firmly believe public service should not be something practiced if extra time permits, rather it is an obligation and a responsibility owed to my community. I prescribe to the mantra, to whom much is given, much is expected and required.”
While a student at North Carolina Central University, DeWarren completed 800 hours of pro bono service. Most notable, Mr. Langley served as Program Director of the Charles H. Houston Pre-Law Program providing continuous support to undergraduate and graduate students throughout the law school application process and journey to the Juris Doctor degree; served as Secretary of Future Lawyers for Community Advancement mentoring high school students with an interest in law school and assisting with coordinating the Annual Closing Argument Competition; served as Student Representative to the North Carolina Bar Association disseminating information to NCCU School of Law students regarding service projects and served as a Team Leader for the Summer Legal Institute of Just the Beginning Foundation in Chicago, IL exposing minority youth to the practice of law through information sessions with lawyers and judges and closing argument competition.