For release: May 15, 2012
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Jacqueline O’Bryant is the new coordinator of diversity programs at the Cecil C. Humphreys
School of Law at the University of Memphis.
O’Bryant will oversee the Tennessee Institute for Prelaw, the state’s only summer
diversity access program for law school. She will also actively recruit and support
diverse law students, while developing additional diversity outreach initiatives for
Before joining the staff of the law school, O’Bryant was deputy prosecuting attorney
for Pulaski County (Little Rock) in Arkansas. She also taught as an adjunct professor
at Philander Smith College in Little Rock.
Earlier in her career, she had served as in-house counsel for Alltel Communications
in Little Rock and had worked with the Arkansas Public Defender Commission in the
Bryant holds a law degree from the Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas,
Little Rock and a B.A. degree in political science from Alcorn State University in
She was a member of the Overton Inn of Court in 2008-2009, and she was a public service
extern for U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas in 2005.