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24-year old first-generation College student graduates from Harvard Law school



Derrick Parker, an African American graduate student from Kansas City, Missouri, is 24 years old.

one of the most esteemed legal institutions in the nation. Via his Facebook page, he announced it with pride.

He was a member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau and served on the executive board of the Black Law Students Association while attending Harvard.

He represented low-income clients in civil cases before the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Derrick, a first-generation college student, also made history in 2018 when he graduated as valedictorian from Morehouse College with a Bachelor’s degree.

He has worked as an intern at the Fulton County District Attorney’s office and Dla Piper Global Law Firm while still a school.

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Bank America, the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Foundation, and the US House of Representatives.

He belongs to Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science, and Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Societies, among other honor societies.

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