Pace J. McConkie

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Pace Jefferson McConkie[1] (born September 1, 1962) is a civil rights lawyer[2] in Annapolis, Maryland[1] and a professor at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the founder[3][4][5] and director of Morgan State University's Robert M. Bell Center for Civil Rights in Education.

Early life and education[edit]

A native of Utah, McConkie is the son of attorney Oscar W. McConkie Jr. As a young man, McConkie served as a Mormon missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Zealand.[6]

McConkie received his bachelor's degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City[7] and his law degree from the William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1987. After law school, he completed a two-year clerkship with Associate Chief Justice Richard C. Howe of the Utah Supreme Court.

Career[edit]

McConkie was Assistant General Counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Maryland.[7]

McConkie has served as assistant attorney general of Maryland[when?][8] As assistant attorney general, McConkie opposed the starting of an MBA program at Towson University that would compete against Morgan State University.

McConkie is president of the Annapolis Stake of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Honors and awards[edit]

McConkie, who is white, is a recipient of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Attorney of the Year award.[when?][9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lawyer Pace McConkie - Annapolis Attorney". Avvo.com. 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  2. ^ "Pace J. McConkie". Morgan State University. Retrieved 30 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Pace McConkie ’87 founder and director of the Robert M. Bell Center for Civil Rights in Education at Morgan State University | Alumni Association | University of Arkansas at Little Rock". Ualr.edu. 2011-01-13. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  4. ^ Hannah Benson Rodriguez (2011-01-10). "Southern Virginia University - Civil Rights Attorney to Speak at SVU Forum Jan. 14". Svu.edu. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  5. ^ "Pace J. McConkie, Director, Robert M. Bell Center for Civil Rights in Education | Flickr - Photo Sharing!". Flickr. 2011-11-09. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  6. ^ "Southern Virginia University - A Time to Act: Rising Above the Immorality of Silence and Indifference". Svu.edu. 2011-01-14. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  7. ^ a b "Pace J. McConkie Lawyer Profile". martindale.com. 2010-08-10. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  8. ^ "Mark Your Calenders!". Times & Seasons. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  9. ^ [1] Archived March 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.

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