President's Message

Happy New Year 2021!

Langston is forging ahead in the new year with renewed energy and continued hope.  


The Board is working on enhancing Langston’s services and programs. We are reviewing our policies and procedures to ensure that we have an organization that continues to thrive and is running well. We are developing new programs and will be introducing new resources to make your membership even more valuable. We look forward to announcing these initiatives soon.

We are also focused on raising funds not only to elevate our programming and engage our membership, but also to continue to support law students in need. We are counting on you for financial support and in-kind sponsorship. Many thanks to all of you who contributed in 2020 and plan to support us through 2021.


How can you help?


  • By volunteering on a Langston committee – there’s lots of fun work to go around, so please look at our list of committees at;


  • By registering for our events and seminars – your participation and registration dollars mean so much;


  • By sponsoring an event – there are many sponsorship opportunities including the upcoming Scholarship Benefit & Awards Presentation on February 6, 2021.


  • By suggesting topics for our educational seminars and events – we want to provide the education you need and desire;


  • By letting us know how we are doing – reply to a social media post or send us a message – we’d love to hear from you; and


  • By just reaching out and checking in on a fellow Langston member – we could all benefit from connecting with each other once in a while;


Until we see each other again virtually or in person – Stay safe, take care – we miss you.

Nyanza Shaw, Esq.
President, John M. Langston Bar Association