Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Members of the Thurgood Marshall Pre-Law Society of SUNY Binghamton outside in front of the Jackman Law Building with Black Law Students Association students from U of T

Story and photo by Jerome Poon-Ting

Members of the Thurgood Marshall Pre-Law Society of Binghamton University, a highly regarded public research university in New York state, visited the law school on March 19th.

The undergraduate students were on their spring break and planned visits to law schools in the Greater Toronto Area, the Law Society of Ontario and city tourist attractions. For most, it was their first time to Toronto.

U of T's Black Law Students Association members Novalee Davy, 1L, Marie Kiluu-Ngila, 3L and Josh Lokko, 3L JD/MBA, led the group on a tour of the Faculty of Law, and participated in a lively Q&A on admissions. Students also discussed the law student experience, practising in Canada and the USA, and life in Canada, with the participation as well of Jerome Poon-Ting, senior admissions officer at the Faculty of Law.

Binghamton University has more than 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and evolved from a small, liberal arts college in 1946, to a well-respected public institution. It’s one of four university centres part of the State University of New York system.