Pro Bono Project Leaders
Lynzee Cannon is a native of DeRidder, Louisiana. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana. Upon graduating from Southern University Law Center, Lynzee plans to pursue a career in business law in hopes of becoming General In-House Counsel for a Fortune 500 Company.
Jameshia Durham of Dallas, Texas, is a graduate of Howard University. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration in 2013. Jameshia plans to pursue a career in tax law or corporate law with a focus on small black businesses. She would like to return to D.C. and work in the compliance field upon completion of law school.
Britni Duplantis of Lafayette, Louisiana, is a third-year law student at Southern University Law Center. Britni graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. She is a Student Ambassador, Pro Bono Executive Council Member, and Student-Attorney in the Juvenile Law Clinic. Britni plans to pursue a career in criminal prosecution upon graduating SULC.
Rosalind H. Freeman is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and third-year law student at Southern University Law Center. Rosalind’s exposure to the legal field came from her mother. Ms. Freeman graduated from Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Ms. Freeman is currently a Pro Bono Executive Council Member on the SULC Pro Bono Team. She enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering with the following organizations: Brighter Vision, Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, Public Schools, Reading Buddies, and Junior Partners Academy. However, when she is not studying or giving back to the community, Ms. Freeman is giving her undivided attention to her two sons, Anthony (4) and Ervin (2). Upon graduating, Rosalind plans to pursue a career in sports and entertainment law in Louisiana and Texas.
Kenneesha Johnson is a native of Houma, Louisiana. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southeastern Louisiana University. While at Southeastern, she was a very active participant in volunteer work as well as the university’s organizations. Upon graduating from Southern University Law Center, she plans to pursue a career in business law and criminal law, while also being very active with the youth in her community.
David C. Points, III, is a native of Huntsville, Alabama. David completed his undergraduate studies at Howard University. Currently, David is in his second year of law school at Southern University Law Center. After graduation from SULC, David plans on pursuing a legal career in the field of employment mediation. Growing up, David always had a passion to study law and to attend law school. David believes the experiences, legal instruction, and relationships that he has gained at SULC have exceeded the expectations of his law school experience that he will forever cherish.
Brittany Morgan Tassin, a third-year law student at Southern University Law Center, is an Alexandria-area native. She graduated in 2012 from Louisiana State University at Alexandria where she received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. She is involved with several organizations, including serving as Student Bar Association Class Representative, Pro Bono Executive Council Member, SULC Student Ambassador, Recruitment Committee Chair, and Trial Advocacy Board Officer, and she is involved in many other committees and organizations both on campus and in the community. Currently she interns at the Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR) Center and is the law clerk to Attorney Thomas Davenport. Ms. Tassin plans to pursue a career as a criminal prosecutor or as counsel for sexual assault survivors upon completion of law school.
Victoria T. Washington of Minden, Louisiana, is a two-time graduate of Louisiana State University in Shreveport. As a 3L at Southern University Law Center, Ms. Washington serves as a research assistant for Professor Mencer. She is an active member of Women In Law (Secretary), the SULC Community Service Committee, and the SULC Pro Bono Executive Council. These organizations are gateways to public service for Ms. Washington. These organizations host a range of events, volunteer opportunities, and events to help the community, including working in food banks, packing lunches for the homeless, hosting breast cancer awareness events, and volunteering in public schools. She plans to pursue a career in criminal law upon completion of law school but she has no intentions on leaving the public service realm.
Cynthia Amos is a 2L student at Southern University. She is a wife and mother of two amazing children. She says that to say, “you can do anything that you truly want even with obstacles, no matter what they may be.” She has become a member of the Pro Bono organization because she truly believe that as aspiring lawyers, law students should do everything they can to give back to their communities. Her future plans, when she leaves SULC, will be to pursue a career in criminal defense, and she hopes to open her own solo practice, servicing both Louisiana and Texas residents.
Kalyn Garner is from Buffalo, New York. She is a currently a student at Southern University Law Center. Before entering law school, Kalyn attended Xavier University of Louisiana and graduated with a degree in Finance. Upon graduation, Kalyn plans to pursue a career in corporate finance.