Syracuse University College of Law has hired Trinity Curtis as Program Manager to guide and promote its Orange Advance pipeline partnership with Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse and Spelman Colleges. Orange Advance seeks to promote careers in law among students at the three Atlanta-based HBCUs (known as the AUC, or Atlanta University Center), with pre-law, law school admissions, and legal career path programming for undergraduate students who are considering law school.
As Orange Advance Project Manager, Curtis will be based in Atlanta where she will work with students directly, facilitate counseling and educational events on the ground, and activate networking opportunities with Atlanta-area alumni of the College of Law and Syracuse University. Curtis will also take the lead in designing and implementing the Orange Advance Summer Residency at the College of Law—an immersive, week-long introduction to Dineen Hall, our faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as the SU campus and the City of Syracuse.
“Because of the positive reception to our Orange Advance program at the AUC, we need a dedicated, College of Law staff member in Atlanta to help students discover and explore career opportunities in the law and navigate their path to law school, says College of Law Dean Craig M. Boise. “Trinity brings the perfect mix of legal, project management, and educational counseling experience to guide students as they explore careers in law and as the College of Law does its part to diversify the legal profession.”
“This is an exciting, innovative program that has the potential to positively impact the diversity of the legal profession,” says Curtis. “As a current student at Clark Atlanta pursuing my master’s degree in criminal justice, I have direct knowledge of our partner schools, the experiences of their students, and our shared goals. The College of Law has tremendous resources, including a world-class faculty and extraordinary alumni, whose depth of experience I plan to leverage as we continue to develop and grow Orange Advance.”
Curtis obtained her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Valdosta State University. She is a current candidate for an M.A. in Criminal Justice from Clark Atlanta University, May 2023. Before joining the College of Law, Curtis worked in the Dekalb County Magistrate Court as a Clerk. Previously, she was an assistant program manager at STEAM Center Valdosta and a tutoring center coordinator in the Lowndes County School District.
Orange Advance is just the latest example of Syracuse Law’s innovation in legal education. JDinteractive expands access to legal education by delivering Syracuse Law’s JD program online to anyone who wishes to pursue a career in law from anywhere in the world. Orange Flex places third-year law students in the city of their choice in externships that align with their career goals, with opportunities to complement their experiential learning with online courses.