Taft attorney Michael M. Bowen will be the keynote speaker at the annual awards and recognition banquet of the Black Law Students Association of the University of Akron. The banquet will be held on April 13 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at the InfoCision Stadium in Akron, Ohio.
The theme of the banquet is “breaking down walls and building bridges.” Bowen will share his challenges and experiences in the legal industry, as well as his involvement with community organizations and local government. He previously served as the campaign director for Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s unprecedented fourth term in office, which resulted in the mayor’s victory in 2017. Bowen also delivered the keynote speech at the Norman S. Minor Bar Association dinner meeting in February. He serves on boards for the Union Club of Cleveland Emerging Leaders, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning and Engage! Cleveland.
Bowen, a member of Taft’s Litigation practice, earned his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2015. During law school, he served as articles editor of the Cleveland State Law Review, was a member of the Moot Court (Frederick Douglass Moot Court competition) and served as vice president of the Black Law Students’ Association, among other activities.
About the Black Law Students Association
The purposes and objectives of this association are to advance the welfare and interests of black and other minorities by providing those students with information about law school, e.g. financial assistance and curriculum alternatives, preparing an adequate orientation program for new minority students and developing a sense of unity among the members of the organization. To learn more, visit here.