Anitra K. Brown, Esq. a Southern California native, is the Assistant Director of Admissions for Howard University School of Law. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Campbell University Law School in Raleigh, NC in 2014. Prior to law school, she obtained a Master’s degree in Public Administration along with a Bachelor of Arts in French with a minor in English from Grambling State University.
While at Campbell Law, Ms. Brown was elected the Student Director of the Pro Bono Council and redesigned the program’s structure to increase programming. With leadership and support from the newly installed Dean Richard Leonard, the Pro Bono Council’s programming increased from no official projects to five pro bono projects by the end of the 2013/2014 school year. The inaugural project, the Reentry Project, won the NCBA Student Pro Bono Project of the Year the following year—a first for the law school. The program now boasts over 13 projects using Ms. Brown’s innovative system. The success of the program also set the stage for the Blanchard Community Law Clinic that opened in downtown Raleigh in September 2016.
Upon graduating and passing the bar exam, Ms. Brown opened her own solo practice. By the end of 2014, she began practicing employment discrimination law and nonprofit law. She has represented clients through the EEOC process as well as administrative, state, and federal cases. She quickly became the Chair of the Starting Out Solo committee of the Solo, Small Firm, and General Practice Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. In 2016, the NCBA invited Ms. Brown to lead the Future of Law subcommittee of the Internet and Regulations Task Force wherein Ms. Brown led the research and reporting efforts to the Board of Governors concerning legal innovation.
In 2017, Ms. Brown began to make her way back to higher education as an Admissions Counselor at Campbell Law before transitioning to Washington, D.C. to work at Howard Law. Currently, Ms. Brown is a contributor to the second edition of “African American Entrepreneurship,” written by Howard University School of Law Professor, W. Sherman Rogers. She also provides counsel to HUSL students and graduates seeking to start their own law firms.
Attorney Anitra is based in the DMV area and only accepts limited amounts of clients through her firm still located in North Carolina. Her representation is limited to North Carolina for state matters or Federal EEO claims at the agency level across the country.