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UAPB alumnae end law school

  • July 5, 2022

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff extends congratulations and recognizes four female alumni who finished law school in 2022.

The UAPB alumnae are: Ajia Richardson, Tonisha Cox, Ja’Mecia Laws, and Angel (Thurman) Lockhart, according to a news release.

AJIA RICHARDSON is a Pine Bluff native and a 2022 graduate from Howard University School of Law. Richardson is a 2018 UAPB graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in political science degree. Richardson plans to take the Georgia Bar Exam and use her knowledge accumulated at Howard University to implement equity in the entertainment field, according to the news release. During law school, Richardson interned with Amazon Studios and United Talent Agency (UTA). She also interned with Epps Firm LLC, a boutique business and intellectual property law practice that provides legal advice to creatives and entrepreneurs. Also in law school, Richardson served as a student attorney of the Intellectual Property Trademark Clinic and was a member of the Sports and Entertainment Law Student Association (SELSA). She led as SELSA’s 2022 chair of their annual Center Court Conference. While at UAPB, she interned with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and was initiated into the Delta Eta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. in the spring of 2016. Richardson was a member of the Lady Lions Women’s basketball team at UAPB.

TONISHA “TONI” COX is from East St. Louis, Ill. and is a 2018 UAPB graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in political science degree. In May 2022, she graduated from the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Cox plans to take the Pennsylvania Bar Exam where she aims to later join the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office as assistant district attorney. Being a lawyer is a dream that she developed at

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