Bryant Roby ’20 Named Among Finalists for Law Student of the Year by National Jurist Magazine
Bryant Roby ’20 was named among six finalists for Law Student of the Year by National Jurist Magazine. The announcement was made in the Spring 2020 issue.
Roby has been actively involved in extracurricular activities at Chicago-Kent, including serving as president of Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Moot Court Honor Society (2019-20) and president of the Black Law Students Association (2018-19). In February, he was part of a trial advocacy team that advanced to the national finals of the 2020 Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition after finishing third in the Midwest regional tournament.
Roby worked tirelessly on initiatives to benefit the local community, including assisting Chicago-Kent Adjunct Professor William Kling in establishing the Black Community Provider Network. Additionally, he is using his experience as a college wrestling team captain to help the 13th Positive Foundation—a nonprofit dedicated to making a long-lasting difference in the lives of children and their families—establish a youth wrestling club in the western suburbs.
As Midwest regional director of career and professional development for the National Black Law Students Association in 2018-19, Roby helped organize and run a job fair and a career expo. Roby was the only student selected for a 2019 Hinshaw Diversity Scholarship from the law firm Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.
After law school, Roby would like to work at a law firm and mentor new attorneys and law students to help improve diversity in the legal profession. He will be working as an associate at Hinshaw & Culbertson after graduation.