Pace J. McConkie
Pace Jefferson McConkie (born September 1, 1962) is a civil rights lawyer in Annapolis, Maryland and a professor at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the founder and director of Morgan State University's Robert M. Bell Center for Civil Rights in Education.
Early life and education
McConkie received his bachelor's degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City 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.
McConkie was Assistant General Counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Maryland.
McConkie has served as assistant attorney general of Maryland[when?] As assistant attorney general, McConkie opposed the starting of an MBA program at Towson University that would compete against Morgan State University.
Honors and awards
McConkie, who is white, is a recipient of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Attorney of the Year award.[when?]
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