At age 23, B.Michael began his 19th continuous year of formal education, and the first among his extended family to pursue a post-undergraduate degree.
From his official acceptance in March through to the beginning of classes in September, B.Michael was engaged in a robust process of orientation. See packet below with communiques from administrators, professors, fellow students, affinity organizations et al.1981-NUSoL-orientation-packet
One key component of his onboarding was a “First Year Survival Package” which came from the National Black American Law Students Association, now NBLSA, which was just 13 years old when he began at Northeastern.1981I02-national-BALSA-first-year-survival-package
He would come to obtain the historical, though nonetheless relevant, resource below from 1973 (in three parts).1973I08-annual-orientation-program-for-black-law-students-1-of-3